Huawei appoints new president for Cloud and AI Business Group in the Middle East

Middle East – September 21, 2020: With demand in the region increasing for cloud and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies, Huawei—a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices—has appointed a new regional president for its Cloud and AI Business Group as the company restructures its offerings in these fields.

Mr. Li Shi assumes the role of President of the Huawei Cloud and AI Business Group in the Middle East region effective immediately. Under his leadership, the group seeks to help governments and local industries to tap into the power of digitalization while creating more intelligent and safer societies.

Based in Dubai, UAE, Shi will oversee the expansion of the group’s regional product and solution portfolio along with partner ecosystems that will create ultimate service experiences by utilizing Huawei’s global capabilities. The executive will further seek to deliver comprehensive terminal-edge-cloud solutions and services to more of Huawei’s customers and strategic partners, all with respect to data sovereignty that can support the digital economy and smart society of countries across the Middle East.

Shi has nearly 15 years of international experience with Huawei. He was most recently the CEO of Huawei UAE and had also previously held executive positions for Huawei in other Gulf and Levant countries.  

Charles Yang, President of Huawei Middle East, said: “The innovations behind AI and cloud computing are advancing by leaps and bounds, and will soon pave the way to a digital Middle East in which all things are connected. Governments and enterprises are reinforcing their investments in these two fields. Under Li Shi’s leadership, I am confident that Huawei’s Cloud and AI Business Group will bring the value of ubiquitous computing to even more communities across the Middle East.”

Li Shi, President for the Cloud and AI Business Group in the Middle East, added: “Nearly every industry in the region has been re-booting for the digital age. Cloud and AI technologies will accelerate this transformation over the next decade. By offering new cloud services with our partners, enabling deeper AI research and development, and introducing new supercomputing capabilities to the region, our team will reinforce Huawei’s unrivalled end-to-end capabilities in the ICT domain while inspiring innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes.”

Established earlier this year, Huawei’s Cloud and AI Business Group in the Middle East is an evolution of the company’s Cloud Business Department. Under the slogan “Cloud Everywhere”, the restructuring enables a more focused approach to developing and deploying solutions that will form the bedrock of the digital world.

In particular, Huawei now offers customers an unparalleled machine vision and intelligent collaboration portfolio, leading to a smarter governance and office experience. Different types of general computing power provide organizations in the region with multiple choices for strengthening their computing capability. Moreover, Huawei’s flagship all-flash storage is helping organizations to redefine their data infrastructure, while the Huawei Atlas series of computing and cloud services with heterogeneous architecture delivers an open-stack platform for developers to build applications that can lead the region’s digital charge. The Group is also looking for partners, manufacturers, developers, and solution providers to join Huawei in building these new ecosystems together for a better digital world.

About Huawei

Huawei is a leading global provider of information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure and smart devices. With integrated solutions across four key domains – telecom networks, IT, smart devices, and cloud services – we are committed to bringing digital to every person, home and organization for a fully connected, intelligent world.

Huawei’s end-to-end portfolio of products, solutions and services are both competitive and secure. Through open collaboration with ecosystem partners, we create lasting value for our customers, working to empower people, enrich home life, and inspire innovation in organizations of all shapes and sizes.

At Huawei, innovation focuses on customer needs. We invest heavily in basic research, concentrating on technological breakthroughs that drive the world forward. We have more than 188,000 employees by the end of 2018, and we operate in more than 170 countries and regions. Founded in 1987, Huawei is a private company fully owned by its employees.

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