Liu Haosheng (Hudson), CEO
Mr. Hudson Liu joined Huawei in 1998 and has been a member of the executive management team of Huawei Benelux and Country Manager of the Belgian Branch Office since 2012. In 2014 he was officially appointed as CEO of Huawei Technologies Belgium. Mr. Liu started his career in Huawei as a technical sales engineer for China’s domestic market. In 2000 he devoted himself to overseas business development, subsequently working in the Latin America and Asia Pacific regions, and Huawei Headquarters. Before his current position, he was deputy managing director of Huawei Technologies Deutschland GmbH since 2009. Mr. Liu was born in 1975 in Shaanxi province of China. He graduated from Tsinghua University with Bachelor Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering.
Tom Collins, CTO
After graduating from Trinity College Cambridge in 1979 in Natural Sciences Tom Collins worked in the semiconductor industry for 17 years and held a number of positions in process development and Operations including Wafer Fabrication Manager at ITT and Alcatel-Mietec. In 1996 he moved into Optoelectronics joining IOC, a Lithium Niobate start-up as Director of Operations. He was part of the management team who succeeded in rapidly growing the business leading to its sale to SDL in 1999. In 2002 he joined T-Networks as VP of Operations. More recently, prior to joining Caliopa, he was responsible for Operations and Development at Fibercore, Cisco’s speciality optical fiber subsidiary.
Karsten Verhaegen, COO
Before joining Caliopa Karsten Verhaegen was general manager of the Telephony Products business unit at Thomson, based in Paris. He joined Thomson in 2001 as part of DSL modem business acquisition from Alcatel. At Thomson he was also responsible for the residential DSL modems group and the IP set-top boxes business unit. In 1998 he joined Alcatel and held business development functions both in the Internet Access and DSL modem divisions. From 1996 to 1998 he was based in New York setting up US operations for Kreutler, a German telecommunications company.
Karsten Verhaegen holds a Master of engineering in Micro-Electronics from Leuven Engineering College and an Executive MBA from HEC Paris.
Ding Qichao, Deputy Director
Mr. Qichao Ding joined Huawei in 2007. Before joining Caliopa, he worked at Huawei's US research center in Silicon Valley for 4 years. He has 6 years of experience in project management and oversea team coordination. Mr. Ding was born in 1983 in Hubei province of China and graduated from Huazhong University of Science and Technology with a master Degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering