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Chinese networking giant Huawei has appointed Feng Hu as senior manager of industry standards, strategy and planning. Mr Hu moves from Nortel’s Canadian branch, where he spent six years, latterly as a project leader and software engineer. He will be based in Shenzhen and is tasked with ensuring that Huawei’s standards are in line with its overall goals.

● Newport Networks has hired BT Group’s chief voice architect Alan Nunn as its CTO. Mr Nunn worked at BT for 19 years and was responsible for the company’s move from traditional PSTN voice networks to the 21CN IP-based infrastructure.

● Storage company EMC has made Sanjay Mirchandani VP of emerging markets and international development. He will be based in Singapore, and is moving after 11 years at Microsoft where he was regional VP for enterprise in the APAC region.

Ray Low has been promoted to president of the international arm of e-payments company Transaction Network Services (TNS).

His aim is to expand the company’s market share of point-of-sale retail products and financial markets in EMEA, APAC and Latin America. He previously worked for HSBC as a networking manager.

● Antivirus company Sophos is appointing Peter Gyenes as non-executive chairman of the board of directors. Mr Gyenes, based in Massachusetts, was chairman and CEO of Ascential Software Corporation, until IBM acquired it in 2005.

Steve Gedney has joined Borland as UK managing director following the company’s restructure this year. Mr Gedney moves from Mercury Interactive, where he was UK sales director. He joins fellow hire Paul Taylor, the new VP and general manager of EMEA, formerly head of sales at Vitria.

● Oh – and Bill Gates says that by July 2008 he will have given up his day-to-day activities at Microsoft to concentrate on his philanthropic work. So there may be job openings in Redmond. Get your applications in early.

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