Top 16 Huawei managers have worked together since 1997
All 16 of Huawei’s top managers have worked together since 1997, the longest-serving management team in technology. Their ability to work together is a strength of the company.
They have nine men who share the “rotating Chairmanship,” a unique management style that would be impossible if they did not have such close connections.
Ren started the company with almost nothing in 1987. The early years were hard, sometimes without the ability to meet the payroll. Guo Ping joined in 1988 and Hu Houkun in 1990. The rest joined by 1997.
Liang Hua 1995 Guo Ping 1988 Xu Zhijun 1993 Hu Houkun 1990 Meng Wanzhou 1993 Ding Yun 1996 Yu Chengdong 1993 Wang Tao 1997 Xu Wenwei 1991 Chen Lifang 1995 Peng Zhongyang 1997 He Tingbo 1996 Li Yingtao 1997 Yao Fuhai 1997 Tao Jingwen 1996 Yan Lida 1997