Huawei was founded in an apartment in Shenzhen in 1987, with a registered capital of just US$3,000. Now it has grown into a leading global ICT company with annual revenue of US$60.8 billion and business in over 170 countries and regions. What is the "secret" behind Huawei's success? Huawei's board member and Senior Vice President Chen Lifang will give a public lecture at the Lau China Institute at King's College London. She will talk about Huawei's history and explain its core values, insights into the future, and future strategy. This rare opportunity to hear from a Huawei executive will help you to understand how Huawei has grown into what it is today.
Ms Chen Lifang is the Corporate Senior Vice President of Huawei and a Director of the company’s Board. She oversees Huawei’s global functions in the areas of public affairs, including government affairs and media affairs. Over the past two decades, Ms Chen has led the company's public affairs to move forward, always adhering to the concepts of "seeking the truth from facts" and "advancing with the times". She has helped Huawei adapt to the rapidly changing and complicated external environment, and has supported the company's global business development and steady and continuous operations. Through her insights into the global macro environment and in-depth understanding of the ICT industry, Ms Chen has played an important role in increasing Huawei's transparency and openly communicating with governments, the media, and other stakeholders all over the world. Her unremitting efforts have helped the company develop its thought leadership, earn stakeholders' trust, and build a favourable business environment. Since joining Huawei in 1995, Ms Chen has held several senior roles within the company, including President of the Public Affairs and Communications department, Deputy Director of the Domestic Marketing Management Office, Vice President of the International Marketing department, and Chief Representative of the Beijing Representative Office.