However, on Huawei's corporate website, she is also referred to a Sabrina Meng.
"If I was an American tech executive, I wouldn't travel to China this week", warned Lewis, who labeled Huawei "one of the Chinese government's pet companies" and charged the communist country's leaders wouldn't be afraid to "take hostages".
"Americans are grateful that our Canadian partners have arrested the chief financial officer of a giant Chinese telecom company for breaking US sanctions against Iran", he said in a statement on Wednesday evening.
Washington had previously moved to constrain Huawei's business dealings in the U.S. The government cited concerns over Huawei's close ties to the Chinese government, arguing this made it a security risk.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell almost 400 points Thursday morning, or 1.5 percent, extending the week's losses after a Chinese telecom executive was arrested in Canada on behalf of the USA, stoking growing fears about trade tensions with China. Hong Kong's Hang Seng was down 2.6%.
Founded in 1987 by Ren Zhengfei, a former People's Liberation Army engineer, Huawei has always enjoyed favorable treatment from a government that - like the US - remains wary of employing too much foreign technology for vital communications. Market heavyweight Tencent was two percent lower and AAC Technologies was five percent off. Huawei supplier STMicro STM.MI lost 4.7 percent, AMS AMS.S 6 percent and Dialog Semi DLGS.DE 2.6 percent.
Tech .SX8P shares also fell 2.9 percent.
The two-day selloff, also fueled by tanking oil prices and worries that bond yields are signaling a possible recession, brought losses to more than 1,300 points, putting stocks on course to have one of their worst weeks of the year. The sector was already under pressure from concerns about future growth and following a surge in recent years.
A spokesperson for the Department of Justice Canada confirmed the arrest of Meng via email to CRN and said that there was a "publication ban" imposed by Meng, forcing the agency to withhold more information on the arrest.
The renewed jitters over the implications that Meng's arrest could have on US-China trade negotiations weighed on big exporters on Thursday.
By 0933 GMT, the pan-regional STOXX 600 .STOXX index had fallen 1.8 percent to its lowest level since December 2016.
James Lewis, the director of technology policy at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, told Axios the USA should be prepared for a backlash and warned American tech executives to steer clear of China for now.
Oil prices fell sharply as traders appeared to doubt that an expected production cut by OPEC will be enough to boost the price of crude.
Elsewhere in markets, oil is jittery ahead of a final meeting of the year between OPEC member states in Vienna later in the day.