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Mr. Guo Ping

Deputy Chairman of the Board, Rotating CEO

Born in 1966, Mr. Guo holds a master’s degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology. Mr. Guo joined Huawei in 1988 and has served as R&D Project Manager, General Manager of Supply Chain, Director of Huawei Executive Office, Chief Legal Officer, President of the Business Process & IT Mgmt Dept, President of the Corporate Development Dept, and Chairman and President of Huawei Device. Currently, Mr. Guo serves as Deputy Chairman of the Board, Rotating CEO, and Chairman of the Finance Committee.

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Notice on Rotating CEO Tenure

Mr. Guo Ping will be the Rotating and Acting CEO of Huawei from April 1st 2017 to September 30th 2017, according to Huawei's Rotating CEO system. The Rotating and Acting CEO acts as the primary person of the company's operations and crisis management during his tenure, and is responsible for convening and chairing the meetings of Board of Directors' Executive Committee and the company's Executive Management Team.

On the third day of HUAWEI CONNECT 2016 in Shanghai, Huawei Rotating CEO Guo Ping, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, and Huawei Products & Solutions President Ryan Ding took center stage. Guo Ping's keynote focused on Huawei's concept of a cloud ecosystem, and the actions the company has taken to contribute to its development. Borrowing a rich set of metaphors from the natural world, Guo described Huawei's role as the "soil" and “energy” in the ICT ecosystem of a budding smart society. In this role, the company aims to serve as a platform for growth, and support strong alliances that push the industry forward and promote ongoing social progress. 

Message from the Rotating and Acting CEO in 2015 Annual Report

Ideals are not enough. We also need new theory. Ideals give us a vision, and theory gives us the means to achieve it. Over the next 10 to 20 years, we must boldly explore new technological concepts, mathematical models, and algorithms, and in doing so provide society with new theoretical approaches in these areas. In the future, networks will be standardized, simplified, and easy to use. We must broaden our horizons, have a global view, and work together to create value. We must build networks on globally unified standards.And we need to make our contribution to the concepts, theory, and architecture of future data transmission.

It will be a long time before 5G is deployed on a large scale, and industry players must ensure they do not miss out on opportunities. Three things should be done before 5G arrives: increase connectivity, enable verticals, and redefine network capabilities. These initiatives will help address the uncertainties brought about by new technologies and new business models.

In 2015, Huawei estimates sales revenue of about CNY390 billion, with a solid increase in profits and cash flow. This year, our focus on pipe strategy has taken great effect. The New Year has arrived. For the next 5–10 years, we embark on a transformation that will enable those in the front lines to call for support more effectively. This is our strategy of building a massive platform to support our elite forces, and of separating centralized administration from front-line command.

[Kuwait, Oct.26, 2015] Huawei's Rotating CEO Guo Ping recently met with the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. During the meeting, the Emir gained a deeper understanding of Huawei's development and future plans in Kuwait, and acknowledged the company's local investment and contribution.

[Brussels, Belgium, October 14, 2015]“The strategic focus of the EU's digital economy is to reshape its traditional industries using ICT technologies. This will help Europe maintain its competitive edge,” Guo Ping, Deputy Chairman of the Board and Rotating CEO of Huawei Technologies recently said at the FT-ETNO Summit in Brussels.

[Beijing, September 8, 2015] Huawei Rotating CEO Guo Ping today met King of Jordan Abdullah II bin al-Hussein in Beijing. The two parties exchanged views on various topics, including the Jordan 2025 Development Plan, national ICT strategy, ICT industry development, and talent cultivation.

[Beijing, July 31, 2015] Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey, today met Huawei Rotating CEO Guo Ping on July 30 during an official visit to Beijing.

[Auckland, New Zealand, May 13, 2015] Huawei has become the foundation partner of Auckland’s thriving innovation hub – GridAKL – in a NZD 1 million sponsorship which is expected to help Auckland’s most innovative ICT and digital companies make inroads into international markets.

Huawei Rotating CEO Guo Ping made a keynote speech at the European Business Summit to announce the launching of Huawei European Research Institute.The ERI will manage Huawei’s European research and innovation activities, and strengthen the cooperation with European industry and academia.

North Rhine-Westphalia Governor Hannelore Kraft visits Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen

[Shenzhen, April 25, 2015] North Rhine-Westphalia Governor Hannelore Kraft today visited Huawei headquarters and met Huawei's Rotating CEO Guo Ping. Mr. Guo briefed Governor Kraft on Huawei's development in North Rhine-Westphalia and other regions in Germany.

[Singapore, April 21, 2015] Huawei today shared its vision and strategy for creating digitally connected smart societies through innovative ICT infrastructure across smart devices that generate and display information; networks that transmit and distribute it; and computing devices that process and store it.

Building A Better Connected World

ICT infrastructure is the foundation of the information society. Without it, our digital revolution will go nowhere. Huawei's strategy is to focus on ICT infrastructure and become the enabler of the information society.

[Beijing, China, January 6, 2015]: Huawei Rotating CEO Guo Ping met with Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa Delgado in Beijing. The two parties exchanged views on further cooperation in youth training programs, communication networks, and ICT construction.

Innovation is like the Akhal-Teke horse. Without a proper management system, it cannot be sustained. At Huawei, we hope the innovation mechanisms and technical philosophies we have created will enable us to continuously innovate and create more value for our customers, our industry and our people. We also hope it will benefit the whole society, ultimately enriching people’s lives by building a better connected world.

Britain must take its pioneering digital work to a global market

During my most recent trip to the UK, I sensed many changes taking place among British businesses. More and more companies are looking for opportunities to win their place in global supply chains. Acting as a bridge to the global market for the UK’s ICT firms, we for one hope to help the UK build its Rolls-Royce for the ICT industry.

[Istanbul, Turkey, June 21, 2014]: Guo Ping, Rotating and Acting CEO of Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, met President of the Republic of Turkey Abdullah Gul in Istanbul, the largest city in Turkey. The two had a friendly discussion concerning Huawei's plans for development in Turkey over the next few years.

[Dublin, Ireland, June 12, 2014]: Mr. Guo Ping, Rotating and Acting CEO of Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today met Mr. Enda Kenny, TD, the Taoiseach and Prime Minister of Ireland, to discuss Huawei’s ongoing development and investment in Ireland in the coming years.

Huawei Rotating CEO Mr. Guo Ping Meets Namibia's Right Honorable Prime Minister Dr. Hage Geingob

Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today announced that Huawei Rotating CEO – Mr. Guo Ping has met Dr. Hage Geingob, the Prime Minister of Namibia, at Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen. The two sides held friendly talks after the prime minister toured Huawei's campus.

Letter from the Rotating and Acting CEO Guo Ping (2013)

By focusing on the pipe business and effectively improving operations quality, Huawei achieved CNY220.2 billion (US$35.35 billion) in sales revenue and CNY15.38 billion (US$2.47 billion) in net profit in fiscal year 2012, steadily increasing operating performance.

Huawei Innovative Breakthroughs in Fundamental Technology is Key to the Sustainable Development of Global Technology Enterprises

[Chengdu, China, 6 June 2013]: "Making innovative breakthroughs in fundamental technology is key to building a solid foundation for the long-term, sustainable development of global technology enterprises," said Guo Ping, Rotating CEO and Deputy Chairman of Huawei, speaking today at the 2013 Fortune Global Forum in Chengdu, China.

[Shenzhen, China, April 8, 2013]: Huawei, a leading global information and communications technology (ICT) solutions provider, today released its audited 2012 financial results. Huawei achieved steady business growth, recording sales revenues of CNY220.19 billion and net profit of CNY15.38 billion. In the next five years, Huawei forecasts a compound annual growth rate of 10%.