Meng Wanzhou

Chinese business executive

Meng Wanzhou (Chinese: 孟晚舟; born February 13, 1972; also known as Cathy Meng and Sabrina Meng)[4] is a Chinese business executive. She is the deputy chair of the board and chief financial officer (CFO) of telecom giant and China's largest privately held company,[5] Huawei, founded by her father Ren Zhengfei.

Meng Wanzhou
Meng Wanzhou at Russia Calling! Investment Forum.jpg
Meng Wanzhou at Russia Calling!
Investment Forum in 2014
Ren Wanzhou

(1972-02-13) February 13, 1972 (age 51)
NationalityChinese (Mainland)
Chinese (Hong Kong) (2012–)
Other namesCathy Meng
EducationHuazhong University of Science and Technology
Years activeFrom 1993
TitleDeputy chair and CFO, Huawei
Criminal charge(s)Bank fraud, wire fraud, conspiracies to commit bank and wire fraud[1]
Criminal statusOn bail and under house arrest in Vancouver, Canada; subject of an extradition request made by the United States[2] for which an Authority to Proceed has been issued
Liu Xiaozong (m. 2007)
Chinese name

In December 2018, she was arrested in Vancouver for fraud charges.[6][7]


  1. "Chinese Telecommunications Conglomerate Huawei and Huawei CFO Wanzhou Meng Charged With Financial Fraud" (Press release). U.S. Department of Justice. 28 January 2019. Archived from the original on 1 February 2019. Retrieved 31 January 2019. {{cite press release}}: More than one of |archiveurl= and |archive-url= specified (help)
  2. Laura Kane (2019-01-29). "Canada has one month to decide whether to hold an extradition hearing for Meng". Toronto Star. The Canadian Press. Archived from the original on 2019-02-03. Retrieved 2019-02-05.
  3. 【華為危機】與現任丈夫姊弟戀!香港結婚育有一女兒. Apple Daily (in Chinese (Hong Kong)). Archived from the original on 14 December 2018. Retrieved 20 December 2018.
  4. Zhong, Raymond (2018-12-07). "Meng Wanzhou Was Huawei's Professional Face, Until Her Arrest". The New York Times. Archived from the original on 2018-12-08. Retrieved 2018-12-08.
  5. "China unveils top 500 private firms, Huawei peaks list". English. Xinhua. 2018-08-29. Archived from the original on 2018-09-05. Retrieved 2019-03-19.
  6. Lynch, Sarah (2019-01-28). "U.S. unseals indictments against China's Huawei and CFO Meng Wanzhou". Reuters. Archived from the original on 2019-01-29. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  7. Martell, Allison; Mehler Paperny, Anna (2020-01-10). "Canadian prosecutors say case against Huawei CFO is about fraud, not sanctions". Reuters. Archived from the original on 2020-01-10. Retrieved 2020-01-11.