Lixiang BaumannCountry Head at China Mobile International South Africa
Lixiang Baumann is the Country Head for China Mobile International (CMI) South Africa and Southern Africa area. Lixiang is responsible for CMI South Africa and Southern Africa overall strategy, business development, operation as well as local partner management. Her strategic focus areas cover carrier business, enterprises business, mobile and platform business across the region. CMI offers a full range of international telecommunication services to global carrier partners and enterprises customers, including data connectivity, voice, IPX, A2P, IoT and various custom-made enterprise solutions. Lixiang has over 19 years of experience in the telecommunication industry, majority of the 16 years spent in South Africa and Africa telecommunication market. Starting her career as a transmission engineer in Huawei in 2001, Lixiang later on held various senior management positions in ZTE Africa.
Lixiang has been living in South Africa for the last 16 years with her family. She holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University and a MBA from Wits Business School in Johannesburg.