Tony Yangxu

Huawei appoints Tony Yangxu as new CEO in Ireland

Yangxu takes over from Jijay Shen, who has been CEO in Ireland for four years.

Huawei Ireland has appointed  its UK sales director, Tony Yangxu, as chief executive officer, assuming overall responsibility for the company’s carrier, enterprise and consumer business units, including the national roll-out of 5G.

Huawei employs 500 people in Ireland in Dublin, Athlone and Cork. The company has substantial research and development sites there.

The move comes after Eir reitereated that it had no security concerns about using Huawei in its 5G rollout in Ireland.

Yangxu joined Huawei in 2006, and has held several senior positions within the company, including roles in the Asia Pacific region and most recently as sales director for Huawei UK. In these positions, he was responsible for business strategy development, improving sales revenue and contributing to the growth of Huawei in these markets.

Commenting on his new role, Yangxu said:

“I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead the Huawei Ireland team and help contribute to Ireland’s recovery at such a challenging time. Huawei Ireland is fully committed to playing an active part in helping to create world-leading digital infrastructure throughout the country, including broadband and 5G, which will be essential for Ireland’s future economic success.”

Yangxu takes over from Jijay Shen, who has been CEO in Ireland for four years.

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