William Plummer
William Plummer

Huawei has cut external affairs chief William Plummer as the $93B electronics giant has struggled to make its mark in the US due to its alleged ties with China's government.

The New York Times reports that Huawei was caught in the Trump administration's effort to thwart China's high-tech ambitions.

Seven-year Huawei veteran Plummer handled government, public, media and stakeholder relations in the US.

He was in charge of strategy, messaging and corporate spokesperson duties.

Plummer was the most senior member of Huawei's US team that was not a Chinese citizen.

Huawei spent $1.2M in lobbying last year and counted APCO Worldwide and Strategic Public Affairs as its lobbyists.