Hutchison Whampoa (Europe) Ltd
Christian Salbaing is Deputy Chairman of Hutchison Whampoa Europe Limited and Managing Director - European Telecommunications of Hutchison Europe Telecommunications Limited (“H3G Europe”). H3G Europe is Hutchison Whampoa’s (HWL) principal European holding company for its 3G businesses in Europe.
Christian was previously a partner at Freshfields, the international law firm. Since joining HWL in January 2001 as MD, H3G Europe, he has overseen the coordinated rollout of HWL’s 3 Group businesses in Europe, working closely with the “3” CEO’s and reporting directly to Canning Fok, Group Managing Director of HWL. He has also been actively involved with the expansion of A.S. Watson’s health and beauty businesses in Europe and with a number of projects involving HWL’s Ports division.
Christian was appointed Deputy Chairman of Hutchison Whampoa Europe in July 2005. As such, his responsibilities include representing HWL’s businesses across Europe, particularly with the European Commission and Member governments. He is also responsible for the Group’s European Corporate Headquarters in London, as well as Group European corporate, regulatory and public affairs.
Christian was appointed to the ITU Telecom Board for a 3 year term in June 2005 and sits on the Strategy Committee of the GSM Association Board.
Christian is a dual Canadian and French citizen, is bilingual in French and English and has a working practice of Italian.
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