Vice President, Business Development and Partnerships, Huawei Technologies (UK)
Wenbing Yao joined Huawei UK in 2008 and took up the role of VP Business Development and Partnerships in April 2018. She is an Advisory Board Member of UK5G and Board Member of TechUK. Since 2017, Ms Yao has been with Huawei Corporate Elite Program on end to end network transformation. Between 2012 and 2016, Ms Yao was the Director of Strategy and Marketing, responsible for developing the mid and long term business strategy for Huawei UK; driving strategic business development in areas including 5G, IoT, Smart City, Big Data, Media and Broadcast, Data Centre IT infrastructure; leading joint innovations with key telecom customers and organising market communication activities. Before 2012, Wenbing held various positions in a global account in Huawei, leading the solution marketing and industry and research collaborations team.
Ms Yao received her Ph.D degree in Communication and Information Systems from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, P.R.China, in 2001. She was a lecturer in wireless communications at Brunel University from 2003 to 2008, and a research fellow from 2002 to 2003 in heterogeneous networking technologies and mobile healthcare systems.
Ms Yao lives in Basingstoke, and is a keen badminton player and a dog lover.