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Board Of Directors

JU Wei Min

 

aged 52, was appointed a NED on 12 October 1998 and was re-designated as a Chairman of the Company on 1 January 2016. Mr. Ju is executive Vice President of China Investment Corporation. He was formerly Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of CITIC Limited, Chairman of CITIC Trust Co., Ltd. and CITIC Resources Holdings Limited, and a NED of CITIC Securities Company Limited. CITIC Limited, CITIC Resources Holdings Limited and CITIC Securities Company Limited are Hong Kong listed companies. He has over 20 years’ experience in financial services industry and conglomerate management, especially in corporate finance, risk management and investment. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Economics.

Gregory M. ZELUCK

 

aged 54, was appointed a NED and Chairman on 19 May 2015 and was re-designated as a Deputy Chairman of the Company on 1 January 2016. Mr. Zeluck is a Managing Director of Carlyle and a Co-Head of Carlyle Asia Partners advising on Asian buyout opportunities. He joined Carlyle in 1998 and is based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Carlyle, he spent one year at Merrill Lynch as part of the Asian High Yield team and 13 years at Lehman Brothers in its Corporate Finance and Merchant Banking groups, approximately four of which were spent in Asia. He received an A.B. from Princeton University, graduating Magna Cum Laude in East Asian studies. He was a director of Hyundai Communications & Network Co. Limited, a company listed on the Korea Exchange from 2006 to 2013. He was a board director of Natural Beauty Bio-Technology Limited, a Hong Kong listed company from 2014 to 2015. He is currently a board director of Ta Chong Bank Limited, a company listed in Taiwan.

Andrew G. JORDAN

 

was appointed as Executive Director, President and CEO of AsiaSat on 1 November 2016.  He has over 25 years of experience in the satellite industry. Mr. Jordan was the General Manager in the Marketing Department of AsiaSat from 1991 to 1993. Prior to re-joining AsiaSat, he held executive positions with several satellite operators. He has also led complex deal negotiations in China, Hong Kong SAR, Australia, Italy and the United Kingdom. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Chinese from School of Oriental and African Studies, the University of London.

LUO Ning

 

aged 57, was appointed a NED of the Company on 22 January 2010. Mr. Luo is an Assistant President of CITIC Group Corporation (“CITIC”), a Deputy Chairman of CITIC Guoan Group and a Chairman and a General Manager of CITIC Networks Co. Ltd. He joined CITIC in 2000 and also holds directorships in several other subsidiaries of CITIC. He is a Chairman of CITIC Guoan Information Industry Company Limited which is listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange in the People’s Republic of China. He is also a Deputy Chairman and an ED of Frontier Services Group Limited, an ED of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited and a NED of Lajin Entertainment Network Group Limited. He was previously a Vice Chairman and an ED of CITIC 21CN Company Limited (now known as Alibaba Health Information Technology Limited). All of them are Hong Kong listed companies. He has over 20 years’ experience in the telecommunication business and holds a Bachelor Degree in Communication Speciality from the Wuhan People’s Liberation Army Institute of Communication Command.

Peter JACKSON

 

aged 67, was appointed as a NED of the Company on 9 January 2012. Mr. Jackson was the Company’s previous Executive Chairman and retired on 31 July 2011. Prior to his retirement from the Company, he had served as an ED and a CEO of the Company since May 1996. Before the listing of the Company, he had already served in that position as the CEO of AsiaSat since July 1993. On 31 July 2010, he retired from his position as the CEO and was then appointed as the Executive Chairman of the Company for a period of 1 year from 1 August 2010 to 31 July 2011. He has over 39 years’ experience in the telecommunications field. Prior to joining the Company, he was employed by Cable & Wireless plc where he held engineering, marketing and management positions. He is also a member of Advisory Board of Thuraya Telecommunications, a mobile satellite operator based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Currently, he is also a consultant to CITIC, substantial shareholder of the Company and a NED of SpeedCast International Limited which is listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. He is also working with several private equity firms in board or advisory positions.

Julius M. GENACHOWSKI

 

aged 53, was appointed as a NED of the Company on 19 May 2015. Mr. Genachowski is a Managing Director in Carlyle, focusing on acquisitions and growth investments in global technology, media and telecom, including Internet and mobile. He is based in Washington, DC. He returned to the private sector after serving as Chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 2009 to 2013. He presided at the FCC during a period of robust innovation and investment around communications technology and software, including wired and wireless broadband applications, devices and networks. Prior to his FCC appointment, he worked for more than a decade in the private sector. As a senior executive and member of the Office of the Chairman, he helped build InterActiveCorp, which owned and operated multiple Internet, media and digital commerce businesses. He has taught a joint class at Harvard’s Business and Law Schools, and served as a Senior Fellow at the Aspen Institute and is currently a board member of MasterCard Inc., Sprint, Sonos, and Syniverse. He graduated with highest honors from Columbia College in 1985 and Harvard Law School in 1991.

Alex S. YING

 

aged 47, was appointed as a NED of the Company on 19 May 2015. Mr. Ying is a Managing Director of Carlyle advising on Asian buyout opportunities, with a particular focus on the Technology, Media and Telecommunications sector. He joined Carlyle Asia Partners team in 2001 and is based in Hong Kong.

Prior to joining Carlyle Asia Partners, he was a member of Carlyle’s U.S. Real Estate Group since 1997. Prior to joining Carlyle, he was an investment banker with CIBC Oppenheimer, where he focused on a variety of industries, including telecom and healthcare. Prior to that, he worked in both the Acquisition and Asset Management groups of Colony Capital, a global real estate private equity firm.

He received his M.B.A. from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles. He received a B.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master’s degree in real estate development from the University of Southern California. He is currently a board director of Ta Chong Bank Limited, a company listed in Taiwan.

James WATKINS

 

aged 70, was appointed an INED of the Company on 30 June 2006. Mr. Watkins qualified as a solicitor in 1969 and was for 20 years a Partner in Linklaters, a leading international English law firm. From 1997 to 2003, he was a Director and the General Counsel of the Jardine Matheson Group in Hong Kong. He was an INED of Advanced Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation Limited from 2005 to 2016. He is an INED of a number of Hong Kong and overseas listed companies, including Mandarin Oriental International Ltd., Hongkong Land Holdings Ltd., Jardine Cycle & Carriage Ltd. and Global Sources Ltd. He holds a Degree in Law from The University of Leeds, United Kingdom.

Stephen LEE Hoi Yin

 

aged 56, was appointed an INED of the Company on 6 March 2013. Mr. Lee has over 30 years’ experience in accounting, auditing and financial management, at KPMG in London and Hong Kong. He was an audit partner of KPMG Hong Kong before becoming the partner-in-charge of the risk & compliance advisory practices of KPMG in respect of Hong Kong, the PRC and the Asia Pacific region. He retired from KPMG in 2011, and is currently serving as an Adjunct Associate Professor at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and as President of The Institute of Internal Auditors Hong Kong Limited. He was awarded a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) degree in Accountancy from City of London Polytechnic in 1981. He is an associate member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and The Institute of Internal Auditors, and a fellow member of The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is a Member of the Board of the Hospital Authority Hong Kong and an INED of Chiyu Banking Corporation Limited and Prime Property Fund Asia GP Pte Limited.

Kenneth McKELVIE

 

aged 65, was appointed an INED of the Company on 6 March 2013. Mr. McKelvie is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He joined the London office of Deloitte Plender Griffiths & Co in 1969, and transferred to Hong Kong in 1977. He was a partner in the China member firm of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu for 29 years, and retired in 2011. He was Chairman of Deloitte China and a member of the global board of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu from 2002 to 2008.

Maura WONG Hung Hung

 

aged 50, was appointed an INED of the Company on 9 May 2013. Ms. Wong has over 20 years’ experience in finance and private equity in Asia. She was a founder partner of JP Morgan Partners Asia (formerly Chase Capital Partners Asia), a pan-Asia private equity fund, where she ran the Greater China as well as Telecommunications, Media and Technology Practice. She was one of the pioneers of private equity in Asia as a founding member of Goldman Sachs’ Principal Investment Area in Asia. She is currently Senior Adviser to Olympus Capital and Asian Environmental Partners. She graduated from Harvard Business School with an MBA and as Baker Scholar. Before that she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in International and Public Affairs from Princeton University where she graduated as Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude (high honors).

CHONG Chi Yeung

 

aged 48, was appointed an alternate director to Mr. Luo Ning on 9 May 2013. Mr. Chong is an Assistant General Manager of CITIC United Asia Investments Limited (“CITIC United Asia”), a whollyowned subsidiary of CITIC in Hong Kong. Prior to joining CITIC United Asia in 2005, he held various financial and managerial positions in both large scale China Stated-owned Enterprises and Hong Kong listed companies. He graduated from California State University, United States with a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master Degree in Business Administration major in Finance in 1994. He has over 16 years of experience in merger and acquisition, corporate restructuring and financial management.