Sun Yafang

Awardees 2018  Premiados 2018

Ms. Yafang Sun held the position of Chairwoman in Huawei since 1999 to March 2018. Ms. Sun’s leadership during this time took Huawei from a small local enterprise to a global giant providing innovative technologies and tailored solutions and services to leading telecoms operators worldwide.

She is credited as the key contributor to the establishment and development of Huawei’s marketing and sales division and human resources leadership development. Ms. Sun spearheaded management reforms helped to transform Huawei into a multi-national corporation seen as a leading vendor in the telecoms industry. Ms. Sun, highly appreciated in Huawei, continues to collaborate actively with the management of the company.

As Chairwoman, Ms. Sun represented Huawei in the business community and communicated Huawei’s overseas development and corporate commitments with government officials and state dignitaries around the globe. Ms. Sun was also a familiar figure among Huawei’s customers and partners and was actively involved in a variety of corporate responsibility programs as well as philanthropic activities.

Ms. Sun joined Huawei in 1989 and during this time has held a variety of executive level positions in her 28 years including, President of Marketing and Sales, President of Human Resources, President of Strategy and Marketing Committee, and President of Huawei University.

Ms. Sun earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Electronic Science and Technology in China and was trained at Harvard Business School in advanced management.