[Madrid, Spain, March 26, 2018] Huawei has received an award from the Fundación Consejo España China for its contributions to the Spanish market, including its investment in and commitment to Spain. Tony Jin Yong, CEO of Huawei Spain, received the award from Alfonso Dastis, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Spain, at an event in Madrid attended by China’s Ambassador to Spain, Lyu Fan, as well as representatives of business and cultural organizations.
The biennial award recognizes Huawei’s investment in the development of local talent, innovation in the Spanish telecommunications sector and commitment to achieve synergies with public institutions as well as private companies in Spain.
Tony Jin Yong(Left), CEO of Huawei Spain, received the award from Alfonso Dastis, Spain Minister of Foreign Affairs during the ceremony
During the award ceremony, Tony Jin Yong, said: "It has been 17 years since Huawei entered the Spanish market, opening its first office in 2001. Today, we have more than 1,200 employees in Spain, 90% of whom are Spanish professionals. From the beginning, we have contributed to the transformation and strengthening of the telecommunications market, and have worked to promote the sector as one of the main engines promoting Spain’s economic growth. In this sense, we will continue to invest in developing and strengthening relationships with our clients and partners, taking into account the needs of Government and public institutions for Spain’s prosperity.”
Alfonso Dastis, Spain’s Minister of Foreign Affairs said, “The commitment and investment of Huawei in the Spanish market, as well as its firm commitment to innovation and cooperation with telecommunications operators, as well as with other agents of the sector".
The Fundación Consejo España China is a private institution that promotes cooperation between the two countries, and reciprocal knowledge of China in Spain, as well as that of Spain in China. Likewise, it stands as an interlocutor of the authorities to promote actions that develop relations between the two countries, as well as initiatives that promote relations between the two societies.
During its 17 years of doing business in Spain, Huawei has experienced remarkable growth in its three business areas - Carrier, Consumer and Enterprise. At present, the company has more than 1,200 employees in Spain and generates some 2,000 indirect jobs. Huawei also serves more than 30 million users in Spain, through its work with all the telecommunications operators in the Spanish market, and cooperates with more than 200 partners, with contracts in the main sectors of the Spanish economy (Financial, Energy, Transport and Public Administration).
Huawei has settled in Spain as the main supplier of telecommunications infrastructure for national carriers; has become a key partner for the digital transformation of public and private companies. Since 2015, the company has also established itself as one of the leading suppliers of smartphones in Spain, with its brand increasingly recognized for excellence by both the industry and consumers.