Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, speaking at the company's headquarters in Shenzhen on May 24, 2019. In a newly published speech originally given in June 2020, Ren called for decentralised control and simplified product lines to help Huawei survive US trade sanctions. Photo: Bloomberg
Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, speaking at the company's headquarters in Shenzhen on May 24, 2019. In a newly published speech originally given in June 2020, Ren called for decentralised control and simplified product lines to help Huawei survive US trade sanctions. Photo: Bloomberg

Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei calls for decentralisation, focus on profits to survive US trade sanctions

  • A newly published speech that Ren Zhenfei gave in June reveals the Huawei CEO’s thinking on strategies for surviving US sanctions
  • Ren called for delegating decision-making to local offices, simplifying product lines and focusing more on profit

Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, speaking at the company's headquarters in Shenzhen on May 24, 2019. In a newly published speech originally given in June 2020, Ren called for decentralised control and simplified product lines to help Huawei survive US trade sanctions. Photo: Bloomberg
Ren Zhengfei, founder and CEO of Huawei, speaking at the company's headquarters in Shenzhen on May 24, 2019. In a newly published speech originally given in June 2020, Ren called for decentralised control and simplified product lines to help Huawei survive US trade sanctions. Photo: Bloomberg
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