Huawei New Zealand Appoints Yanek Fan New Chief Executive

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Huawei New Zealand appoints Yanek Fan as new Chief
Executive

Experienced European telco market
executive to lead Huawei’s New Zealand
operations

Auckland – 3 August 2017 –
Huawei Technologies is pleased to announce the
appointment of Yanek Fan as Chief Executive of its New
Zealand business.

Yanek will formally replace the outgoing
Chief Executive, Jason Wu, in August following a month-long
handover process. Jason Wu will take up a governance role
across Huawei’s operations in Europe.

After 11 years
with Huawei, Yanek has extensive industry experience, most
recently having served three years as Deputy CEO and
Director of the Carrier Network Business Department of
Huawei Czech Republic.

During his time in the Czech
Republic, Yanek oversaw rapid growth of the business,
helping to lead a team of over 340 staff.

Yanek also
worked for four years in Poland leading the Huawei key
account team dedicated to Play P4, the second largest
telecommunications operator in the Polish market. He has
also held other senior roles at Huawei headquarters in China
in Sales and Project Management.

“Huawei is well
established in the New Zealand market, with strong local
customer relationships and there is a lot of potential for
growth. New Zealanders embrace innovation and there is a
clear willingness from the industry and government to invest
in future technologies. I am excited by the opportunities
here and can’t wait to get started,” Yanek
says.

Huawei began its operations in New Zealand in 2005
and today partners with all major operators including Spark,
2degrees and Vodafone NZ, as well as providing a third of
the technology behind the New Zealand Government’s
Ultra-Fast Broadband initiative. It has three major business
groups, Carrier Network, Enterprise and Consumer (handsets)
and today, more than half of all New Zealanders are using
Huawei’s products and solutions.

Yanek says, “Huawei’s
relationship with all the major telecommunications operators
will provide a good platform to grow our Enterprise and
Cloud offerings further. I also look forward to working with
operators on the expansion of 4.5G technology in New Zealand
and the future deployment of the Internet of Things and 5G
in the future.”

Jason Wu notes, “While it is sad to be
leaving New Zealand, Yanek Fan is very experienced and
focused on doing the best for our customers. He is highly
motivated to not only grow our business, but also ensure
that Huawei continues to keep New Zealand at the cutting
edge of
technology.”

ENDS

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