Huawei’s companies to keep it all in the family

SHENZHEN, China (Reuters) – On a hot summer’s day, Huawei ‘ s new European-themed campus, outside Shenzhen, a man who looks like a younger version of company founder Ren Zhengfei was a dressing room with the two of them.

FILE PHOTO: mobile phone Huawei founder, Ren Zhengfei, participated in a panel discussion at its headquarters in Shenzhen, Guangdong province, China, and the 17th of June, 2019 at the latest. (REUTERS photo/Aly Song, File/Photo

“Use your brain to think!” he scolded, obviously displeased at how they treat visitors to the opulent facility, which features replicas of European towns and cities and monuments of the city.

The man, Steven, Ren Shulu, 63, is the younger brother of Ren Zhengfei, who is a member of the Smartphone in 1992 and is now the head of the board of directors. The meeting was witnessed by chance by a Reuters reporter during a visit to the campus in the month of August.

Huawei is one of China’s most international companies, with more than 180,000 employees in more than 170 countries and is active in the telecommunications and technology companies that generate more than $100 billion a year, but it still has the elements of a family-run business, with members of the Dash family play an important role in the web of the hand from the companies that don’t have anything to do with telecommunications.

Often, the side of the companies, ranging from hotels to food and wine, a meet is mainly to Huawei, the employees and the customers.

The role of Ren’s daughter, the company’s chief financial officer Sabrina, Meng Wanzhou, it is well-known, especially in the wake of her arrest in Canada in December of last year in the U.S., costs related to the sanctions violations.

A lot of the less visible and Run the brother, the son, and of the woman, but they play a major role in Huawei’s subsidiaries.

The 74-year-old, Ren Zhengfei officially the owner of a mere 1.14 per cent of the privately-held Huawei, but it retains the absolute authority, according to insiders at the company, he has the power of veto, and which of his sermons are regularly distributed to all staff members for the study.


The title of the Chief Logistics Officer at Huawei, is the younger brother Steven has Run a broad brief includes the monitoring of building construction, hotel, catering and hospitality.

This includes the final stage of the opulent new Songshan Lake campus of Dongguan, with offices for 25,000 employees, as well as a new housing estate for the workers in the area of Huawei’s Shenzhen headquarters, which is expected to be built by 2023.

Huawei refused to answer questions about the extent of the company’s benefits for employees.

It’s not at all unusual for a large Chinese state-owned companies or private companies to build infrastructure, including the provision of housing for workers, and the provision of hospitality for the visits of potential customers, said Colin Hawes, a professor at the University of Technology, Sydney, who specializes in Chinese corporate governance.

Ren Zhengfei, the son of 44-year-old Ren Ping, is now the boss of Shenzhen Smartcom Business Co. Ltd., is a Huawei subsidiary, whose holdings consist of more than a dozen or so hotels and serviced apartments in China, Thailand, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and so on. The hotels are also available in most cases for Huawei staff and customers, but some, such as the Amber House, in the Center, can be used by anyone on the internet.

The 5-star rating, Amber, Prime Hotel is a Hotel in Dongguan, in addition to Huawei’s campus, the hotel’s stylish rooms are equipped with a Smartphone, the AI speakers and a dedicated channel with videos of Huawei executives, in a recent address.

Huawei, refused to allow Steven to Run, Run, Ping, or any other Smartcom, executive available for an interview.


To run Ping, is president of the Shanghai blue Mussel Trade Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary where the “Ren Zhengfei” s wife, according to the China business registration. Named Mossel Bay in South Africa, the company sells imported foods from all over the world, including Huawei, label, wine, premium beef and fine rice, according to its web site.

The majority of the clients were single, while the Mussels and e-commerce platform and brick-and-mortar stores on the Huawei campus, are available to the customers. Huawei did not respond to questions about the reason for the setting up of the common Mussel, in 2010, a story in the Guardian newspaper in April, according to a spokesman, says that it was created after the company took payment in the form of wine and beef from an Argentine customer, seeking to avoid currency controls.

Some of the staff members told Reuters they found that the Mussel has the goods to be expensive, but others are saying that they are happy with the high quality and the selection of wines and food from all over the world, and the Huawei logo on the products, to ensure good corporate gifts.

Huawei, pro-owned subsidiary, the other part of the Ren Ping Smartcom’s business, it seems to have fallen victim to the US government, at Ascend: a notice posted on its website, it says that it is closed in August, when Huawei needed to focus on its main channel at times of war”.

Hawes said: Huawei’s family and connections were nothing special, and for private enterprise in China.

“It’s partly a question of who is the CEO of trust, and a Confucian-style sense of obligation to be a part of the success of the family,” Hawes said.

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Ren has declared on several occasions that none of his family members, including Sabrina Mix, would succeed him as the CEO of Huawei.

Interviews with nearly a dozen employees, there was no sign of resentment about the role of the rn ‘ s of the members of the family.

“I don’t care what the head of the family for as long as I get my wages and dividends,” said the employee, a shareholder, who declined to be named.

Reporting by Sijia Jiang; Editing by Jonathan Weber and Alex Richardson

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