Lit­tle info on Meng’s back­ground

Edmonton Sun - - NEWS -

NEW YORK — Be­fore her dra­matic ar­rest in Canada, few in the U.S. had heard of Meng Wanzhou.

Meng is chief fi­nan­cial of­fi­cer and deputy chair­woman of the board of Chi­nese tele­com com­pany Huawei. The 46-year-old woman now faces ex­tra­di­tion to the U.S., re­port­edly on charges of try­ing to evade U.S. sanc­tions on Iran.

Meng is the daugh­ter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei, a for­mer Chi­nese mil­i­tary engi­neer. She’s likely his heir ap­par­ent. While per­sonal de­tails are scant, Huawei says she is mar­ried and has a son and a daugh­ter.

Meng started in a low-level po­si­tion at Huawei in 1993 when she was in her 20s and rose through the ranks in fi­nance and ac­count­ing po­si­tions as Huawei grew. The com­pany is now the world’s big­gest sup­plier of net­work gear for phone and in­ter­net com­pa­nies.

Ng HAN GUAN/AP

A pro­file of Meng Wanzhou is dis­played on a com­puter at a Huawei store in Bei­jing.

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