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October 1, 2009

Huawei taps in new chief technology officer

Former BT executive Matt Bross to join as CTO, with effect from October 1

By CBR Staff Writer

Huawei technologies said that it has appointed Matt Bross, the former BT Group chief technology officer and CEO of BT innovate, as its chief technology officer, with effect from October 1, 2009.

Chinese telecoms equipment maker said that Mr Matt Bross, in this role will focus on identifying global telecommunications industry and network architecture trends that will guide its continuous customer-centric innovation of products and services. He will also support the company’s efforts in delivering the latest products for North American customers.

Ken Hu, executive vice president of Huawei, said: We warmly welcome Matt Bross to Huawei. Mr Bross is a communications technology visionary with a wealth of industry experience. He is also a business leader with a strong spirit of innovation and will help Huawei better understand customer requirements to create more business value.

Mr Bross was a driving force behind BT’s 21st century network transformation program and led a global BT technology and research organisation that spanned the Asia-Pacific, the US and Europe. Previously, Mr Bross held senior positions at ConTel, MasterCard, Critical technology, a company he founded and Williams Communication.

Mr Bross, said: I am honored to join a dynamic company such as Huawei. The company’s solutions, developed through customer-centric innovation, have won wide recognition among the world’s top operators. I look forward to working closely with Huawei’ s technology and management teams in developing a world-leading solutions portfolio that fully meet customer requirements.

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