Since joining ZTE Corporation in 1998, Xu Ziyang has amassed years of managerial experience in product R&D, overseas markets, and services. He has also led teams to make multiple breakthroughs in products and services in global high-end markets. From 1998 to 2003, he worked for the ZTE Mobile Business Division at the Nanjing R&D Center as a programmer, section chief, and departmental director of the Development Dept. From 2003 to 2011, he served as deputy general manager of the core network of the ZTE Mobile Business Division, and general manager of the core network products of the Wireless Operation Division. From 2011 to 2013, he served as general manager of Marketing IV of ZTE and was in charge of European and U.S. system products. From 2014 to 2016, he served as CEO of ZTE Services Deutschland GmbH. From 2016 to 2018, he served as an assistant to the president of ZTE, general manager of the telecom cloud and core network product of the Wireless Operation Division, and general manager of the virtualization product line. Mr. Xu has been CEO of ZTE Corporation since July 2018, and Executive Director of ZTE Corporation since August 2018 .
After joining ZTE, Xu Ziyang was responsible for core network product R&D and operation and enabled ZTE to become the industry’s only core network device and service provider capable of supporting all network systems. He helped ZTE’s core network products make breakthroughs in the global market, and made ZTE’s virtualization market presence become a leader in the industry. When he was in charge of European and U.S. Marketing, he helped make breakthroughs in the scale of system products of multiple European and U.S. high-end operators and achieved sustainable operation. When he served as CEO of ZTE Services Deutschland GmbH, he completed operation and profit tasks assigned by the Board of Directors and ZTE Corporation, took multiple innovative measures, and established a unified, highly efficient organizational system and work system for ZTE Services Deutschland GmbH.
Xu Ziyang graduated as a physical electronic technology major from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. He has extensive experience in management. With more than four years of experience of working in Austria, Germany, and other countries, Xu Ziyang conducted business with multiple global operator customers. Therefore, he genuinely understands the landscape of the global communications market, is acquainted with the business models and operational rules from different cultural backgrounds, and has a broad international vision. His management style features pragmatism, low profile, simplicity, and straightforwardness. He is decisive and customer-oriented, and attaches importance to the role of data. He always keeps his word and never shirks his responsibilities.