What’s next for EUROPE?

Huawei at the European Business Summit 2017
22-23 May 2017 at Egmont Palace, Brussels

Mr Vincent Pang

President of Huawei’s
Western European Region

A New Narrative for Europe
The transformational power of digital

22 May – 17:00-18:30,
Plenary Session

Mr Vincent Pang

President of Huawei’s
Western European Region

A New Narrative for Europe
The transformational power of digital

22 May – 17:00-18:30,
Plenary Session

Europe, the way forward:
a business contribution

2017 marks the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome. This celebration provides the perfect opportunity to reflect on the European Union and the path to be taken in the future. In order to meet this urgent call for dialogue, the European Business Summit 2017 gathered business leaders, EU and national policymakers, representatives of the civil society together with research organisations for two days of exchange and intensive debates.


European business: overcoming uncertainty, strengthening recovery

The EBS saw the launch of a report by the McKinsey Global Institute (MGI) providing the perspective of private sector business leaders on the EU economy, its policies, and its institutions. It is based on a survey of 2 000 C-suite executives in six EU countries. The picture that emerges is one of a recovering economy and European business leaders largely supportive of the EU. However, their main concerns are linked to economic and global trends, fuelling uncertainty and nervousness.

Huawei at the EBS 2017



“Young people are the future. That's why Huawei supports them with our Seeds for Future initiative”
Vincent Pang, President of Huawei’s Western European Region

Speaking at the plenary session (22 May) on “A New Narrative for Europe”, the President of Huawei’s Western European Region, Vincent Pang, called for public-private collaboration to create an innovation-friendly business ecosystem and invest in skills in Europe.

To get there, he stressed that a number of actions should be taken today. These include

  • large-scale investments in technological innovation from both the public and the private side;
  • a regulatory environment encouraging investment and fostering innovation, building on the EU’s Digital Single Market Plan; and
  • making the development of skills a priority.

Mr Pang highlighted that Huawei was pulling its weight to contribute to these various objectives, maintaining a high level of investment in Europe and joining forces with partners to achieve smart, sustainable growth. The company also implements training schemes for young people, such as the Seeds for the Future programme, in order to equip them with the right skills for a digitised working environment.

Other Huawei speakers at the summit included David Francis, Managing Director of Huawei’s Cyber Security Evaluation Centre, Jesse Jijun Luo, Huawei VP for Solution Management and Marketing Europe, and Torsten Wipiejewski, Responsible for Business Development at Huawei’s Hardware Engineering Institute.

Our speakers

Vincent Pang

Mr Vincent (Bo) Pang is the President of Huawei’s Western European Regiton. He is responsible for business development and management in this region, including sales, marketing and business operations.

Mr Pang joined Huawei after graduating from the Harbin Institute of Technology in 1999 and has held several senior positions within the company, including President of Huawei’s Global Sales and Key Accounts Department, Vice-President of the Western European Region, President of the Vodafone Global Account, member of the Carrier Network BG EMT, and member of the Strategy & Development Committee.

David Francis

Mr David Francis was appointed Managing Director of the Huawei Cyber Security Evaluation Centre in December 2016, having previously been Huawei’s European Cyber Security Officer. He joined Huawei in 2013 as the UK&I CSO.

He started his career with British Telecom as an engineer and has since held senior positions in the IT sector in the UK and the US. Working closely with government and local authority customers, he has vast experience with cyber security challenges for both the public and the private sector.

Jesse Jijun Luo

Dr Jesse Jijun Luo is Huawei’s VP for Solution Management and Marketing in Europe. In this role, he works towards strategy alignment with key carrier and industrial customers across all Huawei product lines and develops end-to-end solutions according to customer requirements and demand. His team also supports other markets globally.

Dr Luo obtained a Ph.D. from RWTH Aachen University in Germany. For the past 17 years, he has been working in the field of R&D, product management, solution management and marketing.

Torsten Wipiejewski

Dr Torsten Wipiejewski is responsible for the European business development of Huawei’s Hardware Engineering Institute. His interests cover technologies for the company’s products, from consumer electronics, smartphones and watches to routers and optical communication. He joined Huawei in 2014.

Previously, Dr Wipiejewski was a partner at VNT Management Oy, CEO of Optogan, COO at Firecomms Ltd., VP of the Photonic Components group at ASTRI, and Director and Programme Manager at Agility Communications and held management positions at Infineon, Osram and Siemens. He received a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Ulm, Germany in 1994.

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