Huawei appoints new president for the Middle East

Charles Yang joins the regional office after a successful three years in Saudi Arabia

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Huawei appoints new president for the Middle East Yang joined Huawei in 1999 and has over 16 years of experience in the telecom industry playing a key role in many of Huawei’s milestone global projects.
By  David Ndichu Published  June 15, 2015

Huawei has appointed Charles Yang as its new president for the Middle East region.

Yang will oversee the company's operations, guiding its strategic direction, leading its business development and customers' relations to drive wider adoption of the Huawei's technology innovations.

Shi Yaohong, former president of Huawei Middle East commented: "The ICT industry is currently transforming with increasing levels of digitization across every industry sector. Yang brings unparalleled industry knowledge and great experience within the regional market and we are delighted to welcome him aboard."

"Yang will add strategic value to our team following his years of experience working within the ICT industry overseas and across the Middle East. We believe that under his leadership, Huawei will continue its strong growth pattern in the region," he added.

Yang joined Huawei in 1999 and has over 16 years of experience in the telecom industry playing a key role in many of Huawei's milestone global projects. In this time, Yang held a number of senior positions in the company, most notably as president of Huawei's STC Group account and CEO for Huawei in Shandong, Neimeng and Liaoning province in China.

Yang has been active supporting the development of the telecom industry in Saudi Arabia over the last three years. His crowning achievements include constructing new strategic partnerships with operators, assisting operators to achieve the best customer experience, setting up telecom laboratory and telecom training centre for talent development, and deploying joint innovation centre for cutting-edge technologies research in Saudi Arabia.

"This is an exciting time for ICT solutions providers as the Telecommunications industry continues to evolve to contribute to a global digital economy. Huawei's Middle East market strategy has never been more compelling, proven by our growth in this strategically important region in light of our customer centricity approach. I look forward to leading Huawei's business groups into the next phase of innovation that is continuing to win over the hearts and minds of customers," said Charles Yang.

Yang graduated from Chongqing University in Posts and Telecommunications in China.

Huawei established its Middle East headquarters 15 years ago and the Middle Eastern market is one of the fastest growing regions for Huawei around the world. With a rapidly expanding ICT sector, Huawei's end-to-end solutions and a unique "Cloud-Pipe-Device" strategy help the company to innovate across the ICT value chain.

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