Board Of Directors
aged 54, was appointed as NED on 18 June 2019 and was re-designated as Chairman of the Company on 1 January 2020. Mr. Liu has been a vice president and a member of the Executive Committee of CITIC Limited (Hong Kong stock code: 00267) since 2018. Mr. Liu formerly served as staff member, deputy director, director of Jinan Regional Office of National Audit Office of the People’s Republic of China (“CNAO”), director general of the Department of Public Finance Audit of CNAO, director general of Changchun Regional Office of CNAO, director general of the Department of Non-profit Government Agencies Audit of CNAO and director general of the Law Department of CNAO. He graduated from Nankai University in finance with a Master’s degree and Doctorate in economics.
Gregory M. ZELUCK
aged 58, was appointed as NED on 19 May 2015 and was re-designated as Deputy Chairman of the Company on 1 January 2020. Mr. Zeluck is a Managing Director and the Co-Head of Asia Buyouts of Carlyle. He joined Carlyle in 1998, initially focusing on investment activities in Taiwan. Carlyle has been investing in Asia for nearly two decades, and is one of the largest private equity investors in Asia. During Mr. Zeluck’s time with Asia Buyouts, he has helped make and oversee investments of more than US$12 billion, in over 60 transactions. He is based in Hong Kong. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Zeluck spent a year at Merrill Lynch as part of its Asian High Yield team and thirteen years at Lehman Brothers in its Merchant Banking and Corporate Finance groups, including several years in Asia. Mr. Zeluck received an A.B. from Princeton University, graduating magna cum laude in East Asian studies in 1985. Mr. Zeluck previously served the board of Taiwan Broadband Communications Co., Ltd., Caribbean Investment Holdings Limited, kbro Co., Ltd., Eastern Broadcasting Co., Ltd. and ADT Security. He was a board director of Ta Chong Bank Limited, a company listed in Taiwan until 2016.
aged 58, was appointed as Chief Executive Officer on 16 April 2018. Dr. Tong has over 30 years' experience in the satellite and telecommunications industry, and has held senior and executive management positions in Engineering. He joined AsiaSat in March 2008 as General Manager of Engineering. He is Director of Asia Video Industry Association ("AVIA") (formerly CASBAA) since 5 November 2018. 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. He 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 holds an MBA degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada, and a doctorate in Business Administration from The University of Newcastle in Australia. Dr. Tong was elected a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering in 2020.
aged 61, was appointed as NED of the Company on 22 January 2010. Mr. Luo is an Assistant President of CITIC and CITIC Corporation Limited, a Chairman of CITIC Networks Co. Ltd. and a Chairman of CITIC Digital Media 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. They are Hong Kong listed companies. He is also a director of Baiyin Nonferrous Group Co., Ltd. which is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in the People’s Republic of China. He has over 23 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.
aged 54, 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.
Herman CHANG Hsiuguo
aged 61, was appointed as NED of the Company on 28 July 2017. Mr. Chang is a Managing Director of Carlyle Asia Partners. He focuses on the investments in the industrial sector. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Chang ran a global business unit and the Asia Pacific region for Delphi Automotive ("Delphi"). He held positions in products, operations and general management in the 20 years with General Motors and Delphi, of which 11 years in China/Asia. Mr. Chang received an engineering Ph.D. degree from Northwestern University.
Steven R. LEONARD
aged 58, 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.
aged 59, 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.
Philana Wai Yin POON
aged 52, 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.
Marcel R. FENEZ
aged 60, 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.
CHONG Chi Yeung
aged 52, was appointed an alternate director to Mr. Luo Ning on 9 May 2013. 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.