David Harmon

Director EU Public Affairs, Huawei

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David Harmon

David Harmon has been working with Huawei since November 2014.

He was based at Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen, China, between 2014 and 2019, when he managed Huawei’s global relations with over 15 international multilateral organisations. Such bodies included the OECD, UNIDO, UNESCO, the Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation, and the five regional economic commissions of the United Nations around the world.

He regularly represents the company as a public speaker at key conferences covering digital economy issues and he has also engaged extensively in media relations for Huawei.

In the Brussels PACD office, he manages key stakeholder relationships within the EU institutional framework and with multilateral organisations in Europe. Areas of policy responsibility include the research, science, innovation and technology sectors.

Mr Harmon is a qualified lawyer and he was formerly a member of the cabinet of the European Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science between 2010 and 2014.