Huawei today announced the appointment of William Zhao as the new Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Huawei Technologies India. Huawei’s first and largest R&D center outside of China, focused on developing ICT software, end-to-end telecom solutions, consumer device software and providing professional services for global operators.
As the COO, William has complete management responsibility, delivering on the company’s vision and developing its long-term investment and strategic plan for India. He is responsible for enhancing Huawei Technologies India’s position as the most competitive R&D center in Huawei, expanding the center’s operations and leading new business growth areas. His mission includes strengthening end-to-end ownership of products, establishing leadership in open source development & community contribution, enabling transformation in Software & Service domain and enhancing smartphone product ownership.
William said “Rapid developments in ICT industry such as broadband, cloud computing, Big Data, IoT are driving the tremendous advancement of society. ICT is an important tool helping people overcome the limits of time and space to stay connected, as well as a powerful driver for technological innovation, management transformation, and business restructuring.
With a team of over 3000 highly skilled Indian engineers and professionals, the India R&D centre of Huawei is committed to building a better connected World with our innovative ICT products, services and solutions, creating value for global customers and consumers.”
William succeeds Mr. Wilson Wang, who has taken up a leadership role in Huawei‘s Digital Services Development Management at Huawei, China, after a four-year stint at the Indian R&D centre.