The board of directors of Asia Satellite Telecommunications Holdings Limited includes 10 directors. The Executive Director is Dr. Roger TONG. The Non-executive Directors are Mr. Wayne BANNON (Chairman), Mr. WANG Guoquan (Vice Chairman), Dr. DING Yucheng, Mr. CHONG Chi Yeung, Mr. LIN Shang-Chen and Mr. FAN Jui-Ying. The Independent Non-executive Directors are Mr. Marcel R. FENEZ, Mr. Steven R. LEONARD and Ms. Philana Wai Ying POON.
aged 49, was designated as Chairman on 17 May 2022 and was appointed as NED of the Company on 17 May 2022. Mr. Bannon is a Managing Director and the General Counsel, Asia of Carlyle. Mr. Bannon is responsible for legal, regulatory and compliance matters for Carlyle’s investment platform across Asia, a role he has held since joining Carlyle in 2007. Mr. Bannon sits on board of the vast majority of shareholder entities for Carlyle’s China, India and Southeast Asia investments. Mr. Bannon also has experience serving on the board of Carlyle’s portfolio companies globally, where in Greater China he most recently served on the board of Sinorgchem. He is based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Bannon spent 2 years at Morgan Stanley, leading the legal operations of Morgan Stanley’s Asia (including Japan) Leveraged Finance Group and Securitised Products Group, and 7 years at Allen & Overy LLP across its London, Hong Kong and Tokyo offices. Mr. Bannon received a LLB from Southampton University, graduating with honours in 1994, and LPC from Guildford College of Law with Commendation in 1994. Mr. Bannon is a Registered Solicitor in the United Kingdom and Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong and Japan.
aged 50, was re-designated as Deputy Chairman on 1 January 2022 and was appointed as NED of the Company on 11 March 2021. Mr. Wang is currently the Vice President of CITIC Group Corporation*, and concurrently serves as the Vice President of CITIC Limited* (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange), CITIC Corporation Limited* and the non-executive director of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange). Mr. Wang obtained an executive Master degree of business administration (EMBA) from Business School, Renmin University of China. Mr. Wang had successively served as the Deputy General Manager and the General Manager of China Telecom Hebei branch and the General Manager of the marketing department of China Telecommunications Corporation. He became the Vice President of China Telecommunications Corporation since December 2018. Then, he was the Executive Vice President of China Telecom Corporation Limited (listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange)(China Telecom) from March 2019 and an Executive Director of China Telecom from August 2019, both until December 2020. From May 2017 to August 2019, he was a Director of Besttone Holding Co., Ltd. (listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange). Mr. Wang has extensive experience in management and the telecommunications industry.
*CITIC Group Corporation is the holding company of CITIC Limited, which in turn is the holding company of CITIC Corporation Limited.
aged 61, was appointed as Chief Executive Officer on 16 April 2018. Dr. Tong joined AsiaSat as General Manager, Engineering in 2008, and has held positions of increasing technical responsibilities before being promoted to Chief Technical Officer in 2016. Previously, he was employed by Telesat Canada where he worked as a technical consultant and was responsible for various commercial satellite programmes. He has also held various senior management positions at COM DEV International, Allen Telecom Inc. and Mark IV Industries Ltd. Dr. Tong graduated summa cum laude from McMaster University in Ontario, Canada, with a Bachelor's degree in computer engineering and a Master's degree in electrical engineering. He was a gold medalist graduate of an MBA programme at Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada, and holds a doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Newcastle in Australia. He was elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2020. He has been serving as a director of the Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA) since 2018 and was elected Vice Chair of the Board of the Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA) in March 2022.
aged 56, was appointed as NED of the Company on 1 August 2018. Dr. Ding is a Vice Chairman of Sun Culture Foundation. He was an Assistant President of CITIC Securities Company Limited from 1998 to 2004. He was a NED of the Company from 1999 to 2010, and an INED of SEEC Media Group Limited, a Hong Kong listed company from 2005 to 2016. He holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from University of Pittsburgh and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Economics from Tsinghua University.
CHONG Chi Yeung
aged 54, was appointed as NED on 25 September 2020. Mr. Chong is the Assistant President of CITIC Metal Group Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITIC Limited in Hong Kong. Prior to joining CITIC 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 19 years of experience in merger and acquisition, corporate restructuring and financial management.
aged 35, was appointed as NED of the Company on 18 August 2022. Mr. Lin is a Director of Carlyle Asia. He focuses on the investment opportunities across the Greater China region. Prior to joining Carlyle, he worked at McKinsey & Company advising companies in technology and consumer sectors. Mr. Lin received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northwestern University.
aged 62, was appointed as NED of the Company on 1 September 2018. Mr. Fan is a Venture Partner of WI Harper Group. He brings extensive experience in operation, entrepreneurship, and investment across telecommunications, media, and technology industries. He led the successful transformation and sales of both Eastern Broadcasting Company, where he served as Chairman & President, and kbro Company Limited where he was Vice Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, for the Carlyle Group. Previously, Mr. Fan was the President and one of the founders of Taiwan Mobile and led the company to be the first telecommunication company publicly listed in Taiwan. Thereafter, he was appointed as President & Chief Executive Officer at Taiwan Fixed Networks and listed that company in Taiwan, which he was also one of the founders. Prior to this, Mr. Fan worked at Hutchison Whampao Group of Hong Kong, Yamada Corporation of Japan, and aerospace industries of the United States. Mr. Fan holds a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of Southern California.
Marcel R. FENEZ
aged 62, was appointed INED of the Company on 1 April 2017. Mr. Fenez is President of Fenez Media, which provides a wide range of advisory services to boards and management of enterprises operating across the technology, entertainment, media and communication ecosystem. A resident of Hong Kong for over 30 years, Mr. Fenez was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers from 1993 to 2015. He was the Global Leader of PricewaterhouseCoopers' Entertainment and Media Practice from 2006 to 2015 and the Leader of the Telecoms, Media and Technology Practice in Hong Kong and China for 20 years. He is a former Director and Chairman of Asia Video Industry Association (AVIA, formerly CASBAA), the industry association promoting the interests of the multi-channel video industry in Asia. He serves on the Advisory Boards of a number of emerging technology and media companies. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He holds a Bachelor' Degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Steven R. LEONARD
aged 60, was appointed as INED of the Company on 1 April 2017. Mr. Leonard is a technology-industry leader with a wide range of experiences, having played key roles in building several global companies in areas such as Software, Hardware and Services. Although born in the U.S., Mr. Leonard considers himself a member of the larger global community, having lived and worked outside the U.S. for more than 30 years. Mr. Leonard serves as the CEO of Singularity University, a global organisation dedicated to advising Governments, Corporations, and Individuals on understanding and embracing technology advancements in order to bring positive change to communities and countries around the world. Most recently, Mr. Leonard was the Founding CEO of SGInnovate - a private limited company wholly owned by the Singapore Government -- with a mission to help entrepreneurial scientists form and build 'deep tech' companies. Mr. Leonard also served three years as the Executive Deputy Chairman of the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), a Singapore Government statutory board under the purview of the Ministry of Communications and Information. In that role, he had executive responsibility at the national level for various aspects of the information technology and telecommunications industries in Singapore. Mr. Leonard serves on the advisory boards of a range of universities and organisations in Singapore. Mr. Leonard also serves as an INED at Singapore Post Ltd (SingPost), a global leader in e-commerce logistics, which is listed on Singapore Exchange.
Philana Wai Yin POON
aged 54, was appointed as INED of the Company on 16 March 2018. From 2015 to 2020, she was the Executive Director, Legal & Compliance of The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC), a member of the HKJC Board of Management and the Company Secretary. From 1998 to 2015, she held various senior positions within the PCCW-HKT Group including Group General Counsel & Company Secretary. Ms. Poon has over 20 years of post-qualification experience both in-house and in private practice bringing with her a wealth of experience in the telecommunications, media and information technology industries, as well as in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance transactions, corporate governance and advising on the Hong Kong Listing Rules and the Securities & Futures Ordinance. Ms. Poon was also an Independent Non-executive Director of Forgame Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange from 2013 to 2018 and an Independent Non-executive Director of AZ Electronic Materials S.A., a company listed on the London Stock Exchange from 2012 to 2014. Ms. Poon holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and a Doctor of Law degree from Cornell University. In 2014, she was named by Asian Legal Business as Hong Kong's In-House Lawyer of the Year and in 2016, she was named by Asian Legal Business as Hong Kong's Women Lawyer of the Year.
Updated as of 24 August 2022