Mr. Ken (Houkun) Hu is Deputy Chairman of Huawei’s Board of Directors. He also serves as Chairman of Huawei USA. With over 20 years of experience in the telecoms industry, Mr. Hu is integral to the strategic direction of the company and instrumental to Huawei’s efforts to expand its business in global markets.
As part of his role as Deputy Chairman, Mr. Hu is head of Huawei’s Human Resources Committee and is responsible for the company’s leadership and organizational development. He is also the head of the company’s Global Cyber Security Committee, which oversees the development of Huawei’s global cyber security strategies and the establishment of an end-to-end cyber security assurance system.
Mr. Hu joined the company in 1990, when Huawei was in its infancy. Since then, he has helped Huawei establish a global sales and service network that introduces its innovative products and solutions to the world’s leading operators. He also played a key role in the company’s management transformation that has facilitated Huawei’s globalization. Prior to his current role, Mr. Hu has held several senior positions within the company, including Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, Chief Sales and Service Officer, President of Global Sales, Regional President of Huawei Latin America, and President of Huawei’s Chinese market.
Mr. Hu is actively involved in activities that promote the development of humanity and social progress through technological innovation. He is a member of the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Telecom Industry Steering Committee and a member of APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC).
Mr. Hu holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China.