After Ryan Ding, former Deputy Chairman of Huawei’s supervisory board and President of both the Enterprise and Carrier BGs, passed away on October 7 due to a sudden illness, the tech giant has launched a new round of personnel adjustments, selecting David Li to serve as President of the Carrier BG and David Wang to serve as President of the Enterprise BG, Jiemian News reported on October 13.
David Li is a veteran of Huawei’s carrier business, having previously served as President of the firm’s Western Europe and Southern Africa regions, helping it expand carrier business operations overseas. On October 12, in a promotional video for the 13th Global Mobile Broadband Forum released by Huawei’s official WeChat account, Li spoke as President of the Carrier BG.
In addition, Li is a member of Huawei’s shareholding employee representative council. According to a 2021 annual report disclosed by Huawei, Li ranked 37th among the 115 members of Huawei’s shareholding employee representative council. Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei ranked first and Ryan Ding ranked eighth.
David Wang, on the other hand, joined Huawei in 1997 and now serves as an Executive Director of the Board, Chairman of the ICT Infrastructure Managing Board, and Chairman of the Investment Review Board. He has served as R&D Manager in Wireless, Vice President of the UMTS Technical Sales Dept, President of Technical Sales for the European Area, Managing Director of Huawei Italy and Switzerland, and so on.
Huawei is divided into three major BGs, including Carrier, Enterprise, and Device divisions. In addition, the company maintains business departments such as cloud technology, digital energy, and smart car solutions. On October 7, Huawei issued an obituary showing that Ryan Ding had passed away due to a sudden illness. Ding’s Carrier BG and Enterprise BG accounted for more than 60% of Huawei’s total revenue. According to the firm’s performance report for the first half of 2022, Huawei achieved sales revenue of 301.6 billion yuan ($41.9 billion), of which Carrier BG’s revenue was 142.7 billion yuan and Enterprise BG’s revenue was 54.7 billion yuan.
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In the first half this year, the Enterprise BG’s revenue increased by 27.5% year-on-year. After breaking the 100 billion yuan mark for the first time in 2020, this BG is showing the fastest growth within Huawei. The Carrier BG serves as the management and support organization for Huawei’s marketing, sales, and customer services to improve the company’s competitiveness and customer satisfaction.