Three rotating executives from different areas of the company to keep things fresh

Starting October 1st, Huawei will have a new CEO leading the company. But Eric Xu's tenure at the top of the company will be short, because at the same time as announcing his new position, Huawei put and end date of March 31, 2014 on the promotion. It's part of a plan Huawei has to rotate its CEO every six months among three executives, and the goal is to keep the Chinese handset and wireless infrastructure company nimble and fresh.

Along with keeping his existing duties as an executive, Xu adds all of the new responsibility of being the acting CEO of the company, primarily focusing on "the company’s operations and crisis management" and managing meetings of the Board of Directors.

At the end of his time as CEO, Xu will hand over the reigns to yet another executive again. The current rotation moves between Eric Xu, Guo Ping and Ken Hu, which each bring their own perspective on the company and come from different areas of expertise.

Only time will tell how successful the musical chairs in the CEO's office will work, but it's an interesting move for Huawei in an active attempt to keep the company moving forward in this fast-moving wireless industry.

Source: Huawei; The Verge


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Huawei rotating CEO plan continues, Eric Xu taking over Oct. 1


By keeping things fresh, I think they mean sharing extravagant bonuses that have no relation to the success or failure of the company.

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This could be good, but I see it to be more harmful. It you constantly rotate leaders like that, there is no clear vision for the company to run on...

There is dirt, then 60 feet of crap, then there's iOS...

Huawei.. Just keep making GREAT phones like my Prism II and you'll keep me in your camp :) Best $89.99 I've ever spent.

not a good idea on 6 months term. it is just too short to get a good thing done!.A 2 year term sounds better as there is enough time to steer the company to a new direction and possibly a 1 year extension if deemed necessary. This scheme would signal that the ceo has no power and there is a committee in charge behind him. it is not a prudent way forward.