A Western face at the top?
Someone who can go toe to toe with grandstanding US politicians, perhaps?
The Chinese telecoms giant won't be listing itself on any public exchange, and the founder's kids won't be taking up the reins either - as their dad reckons they're not up to the job. Ren Zhengfei, who founded Huawei with a fistful of cash back in 1988, is now 68 years of age. Rumours have been circulating that he'd pass …
"When questioned by the US House of Representatives, Huawei admitted that the CEO can overrule the ESOP, and that the Communist Party maintains a committee within Huawei, though the power that Committee wields is speculative."
This is SOP at all Chinese companies, it doesn't mean that they are all beholden to the Party. In the same way they all need to have an "information security group" to advise on data security.