Yesterday, we reported that two Huawei employees have been arrested in Poland over allegations of espionage. Since the Canadian government detained Huawei CFO Meng Xingzhou in December last year, Huawei’s Canadian branch has always been the focus of attention. Today, a Canadian executive of Huawei who has served for more than seven years announced his resignation. The departure comes at a time when the company faces a more rigorous review by Canada and its allies.
The executive, Scott Bradley, disclosed in a post on LinkedIn that he has resigned as the senior vice president of the corporate affairs at Huawei Canada, but did not disclose the specific reasons. Until his resignation, Bradley was an important spokesperson for Huawei Canada.
Huawei is a major telecommunications equipment supplier in Canada, while Bradley is the chairman of the 5G Canada Council. The purpose of this national trade group is to promote the popularity of 5G high-speed wireless technology.
Recently, the Canadian government launched a new security assessment of Huawei’s 5G technology last year, and at least two large Canadian operators have indicated that they will launch small-scale investigations.
Huawei said that Bradley will now serve as a “special consultant” to the company and help them according to the company’s requirements. Bradley also confirmed that he will act as a consultant for the company.