Founded in 1987, Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. We are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world. We have more than 194,000 employees, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions, serving more than three billion people around the world.
Huawei is a private company wholly owned by its employees. Through the Union of Huawei Investment & Holding Co., Ltd., we implement an Employee Shareholding Scheme involving 104,572 employees. Only Huawei employees are eligible to participate. No government agency or outside organization holds shares in Huawei.
Huawei has a robust corporate governance system. Shareholding employees elect 115 representatives to form our Representatives’ Commission. This Commission then elects the Chairman of the Board and the remaining 16 board directors. The Board of Directors elects four deputy chairs and three executive directors. Three deputy chairs take turns serving as the company’s rotating chairman.
The rotating chairman leads the Board of Directors and its Executive Committee while in office. The board exercises decision-making authority for corporate strategy and operations management, and is the highest body responsible for corporate strategy, operations management, and customer satisfaction.
Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Board chairs the Representatives’ Commission. As Huawei’s highest decision-making body, the Commission makes decisions on major company matters, like profit distribution, capital increases, and the elections of members of the Board of Directors and the Supervisory Board.
Externally, we rely on our customers and partners. Customers are at the center of everything we do, and we create value for them with innovative products. Internally, we rely on our hard-working and dedicated employees. At Huawei, those who contribute more get more.
We work with stakeholders including suppliers, partners, industry organizations, open source communities, standards organizations, universities, and research institutes all over the world to cultivate a broader ecosystem that thrives on shared success. In this way we can help drive advancements in technology and grow the industry as a whole.
We create local employment opportunities, pay taxes, and comply with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries where we operate. We also help local industries go digital, and openly engage with governments and the media.
We create value for our customers. Together with our partners, we provide telecom carriers with network products and solutions that are innovative, simplified, intelligent, secure, and trustworthy. We also open up our ICT capabilities for industry customers, providing them with products and services that are intelligent, secure, and trustworthy. With our smart devices, we improve people’s digital experience in work, life, travel, and entertainment.
We ensure secure and stable network operations. Cyber security and privacy protection are and will always remain our top priorities. We believe strongly in the power of openness and transparency. We will keep working to improve our software engineering capabilities and business continuity management systems, while enhancing the resilience of our networks.
For more than 30 years, we have worked closely with our carrier customers to build over 1,500 networks in more than 170 countries and regions. Together, we have connected more than three billion people around the world, and we have maintained a solid track record in security throughout.
We promote industry development. Huawei advocates openness, collaboration, and shared success. Through joint innovation with our customers and partners, we are expanding the value of ICT to foster a healthy and symbiotic industry ecosystem. Huawei is an active member of more than 400 standards organizations, industry alliances, and open source communities, where we work with our peers to develop mainstream standards and lay the foundation for shared success. Together, we are driving the industry forward.
We enable sustainable development. Huawei is committed to bridging the digital divide and promoting digital inclusion. We have helped connect places as remote as the highest peaks in the Himalayas and the frigid depths of the Arctic Circle. We are keenly aware of the importance of telecommunications during emergency situations. In response to cataclysmic events like the massive earthquake in Wenchuan, China, the nuclear accident triggered by a tsunami in Japan, and Ebola in West Africa, our people hold fast in disaster zones to restore communications networks and ensure the reliable operations of essential telecom equipment. To further promote sustainability, we prioritize a low-carbon footprint and environmental protection. We are also helping develop the next generation of local ICT talent to boost the digital economy.