Huawei has reinforced its executive team by appointing Tommi Laine-Ylijoki as its consumer business group's president of integrated delivery management.
Formerly vice president and head of operations at Sony Ericsson, Laine-Ylijoki has a wealth of experience in the mobile industry. He joined Nokia in 1993, working his way up to vice president of materials management in 2008. Laine-Ylijoki will head up the entire operations and supply chain management of the Chinese manufacturer's consumer devices, and will report to CEO of its consumer business group, Richard Yu.
Yu said: ‘Tommi possesses extensive experience in supply chain operations, optimization and cost management, and global distribution network development in the mobile phone industry. He is an expert in planning and managing cross-region manufacturing hubs, which will support Huawei’s rapid growth and deployment in the global market. With Tommi’s global insights and deep in-market experience, I believe he will help us build a high-quality and highly-effective supply chain system to further enhance our ability to deliver our technology into the hands of more people globally and boost Huawei’s position as a leading global smart device brand.’
Laine-Ylijoki added: ‘The rapid growth of Huawei’s consumer business over the past several years is impressive. The popularity of Huawei devices worldwide demonstrates the brand’s high growth potential and I am very happy to be joining Huawei Consumer Business for us to deliver our 'Make it Possible' commitment to consumers globally.’