Driven by its commitment to help governments and industries with their digital transformation journeys across the Middle East, Huawei has announced the appointment of David Shi to the position of Regional Enterprise Business Group (EBG) President. The move is effective immediately and builds on the company’s plans to help shape the future of digital infrastructure using advanced ICT solutions.
Shi has more than a decade of experience working within the Middle East starting from 2007, and over 15 years of experience in the information and communications technology (ICT) sector, including technical sales, marketing, and business development. Having been with Huawei since 2005, he has held several roles for the company based in the region, helping the Huawei Enterprise Business Group to support the digital transformation plans of its customers across various industries.
Prior to his current position, Shi led Huawei’s Enterprise Group in Saudi Arabia as General Manager starting in 2017, driving the company’s continued success across the Kingdom. He has previously held the role of Marketing and Solution Sales Vice President for Huawei Middle East (2015-2017) and CTO of Huawei Saudi Arabia (2013-2015).
Speaking on the announcement, Charles Yang, President of Huawei Middle East, said: “In the enterprise business, we continue to be fully committed to our ‘Huawei Inside’ strategy, collaborating with our partners and sharing the value of digitalization with our customers. Today our Enterprise Business Group serves a diverse range of public and private sector organizations and their requirements. Someone with as strong a background and solid experience in the region as David is ideal to head this division—leading the growth of not only our Enterprise Business Group, but helping businesses to lay the foundations for a digital Middle East.”
“Now more than ever, organizations are looking at their ICT needs to help them to futureproof their operations, while also providing possibilities to keep things moving in the current challenging times,” said Shi. “I am eager to step into this role at Huawei EBG and work with more of our customers across the Middle East to cultivate new opportunities. The trust of these partners and customers has been essential to our company’s success, and will continue to be moving forward.”
As of 2019, more than 700 cities and 228 Fortune Global 500 companies have chosen Huawei as their digital transformation partner. In addition, Huawei’s enterprise business has a network of more than 28,000 partners worldwide, which contribute up to 86% of the global revenue of the business group. Huawei has already established 13 OpenLabs worldwide to focus on the enterprise market. At these OpenLabs, Huawei supports partners in joint solution innovation, marketing, talent cultivation, finance, supply chains, and IT systems to continuously strengthen their capabilities and drive their digital transformation to achieve success.
“In the enterprise business, Huawei follows a ‘Platform + AI + Ecosystem’ strategy where we fully leverage the potential of AI technology to build platforms while creating a thriving ICT ecosystem. I look forward to working with our customers and partners to embrace multiple new ICT technologies that can bring digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected intelligent world,” Shi added.