Huawei is ramping up its drive into the enterprise space with the appointment of Simon Culmer as its new VP of enterprise in the UK and Ireland.
Culmer will be responsible for sales and marketing of the UK enterprise business, including setting up Huawei’s local distribution channel.
Culmer brings 27 years industry experience to the role, including 12 years at Sun Microsystems, which is now known as Oracle Corp, and eleven years at Cisco Systems.
The company said Culmer will ‘help Huawei UK to establish the enterprise business as one of the main forces driving revenue growth in the future'.
Culmer said: ‘I’m very excited to be leading Huawei Enterprise as it becomes a growing force in the UK and Ireland Enterprise market with plans to match the significant success that is being enjoyed in the carrier, mobile and terminal divisions.
‘I look forward to building and leading a team of industry and partner experts to ensure that Huawei rapidly becomes a significant contributor to the enterprise market. We will be delivering an unmatched and incredibly broad set of solutions including routing and switching, IP telephony, call centre technology, video telephony, telepresence solutions, servers and storage, tablets and smart phones plus many more innovative solutions.
‘No other single vendor has such broad end-to-end solutions that can be brought together to solve business problems in such a unique and joined-up manner.’
Victor Zhang, CEO of Huawei UK said: ‘The traditional communication industry is experiencing a significant change, transforming within the ICT industry. This transition brings challenges as well as massive opportunities.
'Early this year, Huawei announced its plan of stepping up its enterprise business by establishing a new enterprise division. Simon’s appointment is a statement for our ambition to become a serious player in the enterprise field. We welcome more industry expertise joining Huawei to continue to bring long-term benefits to our customers and partners.’