Board Of Directors
Gregory M. ZELUCK
aged 55, was appointed NED on 19 May 2015 and was re-designated as Chairman of the Company on 1 January 2018. 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, Mr. Zeluck 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 and Ta Chong Bank Limited, a company listed in Taiwan until March 2016.
JU Wei Min
aged 53, was appointed NED on 12 October 1998 and was re-designated as Deputy Chairman of the Company on 1 January 2018. 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 Co., Ltd. and a NED of CITIC Securities Company Limited. CITIC Limited, CITIC Resources Holdings Co., Ltd. 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.
aged 56, AsiaSat’s Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Tong has over 33 yearsʼ experience in the satellite and telecommunications industry and has worked in Canada, Mainland China and Hong Kong. He has held various senior management positions at COM DEV International, Allen Telecom Inc and Mark IV Industries Ltd. Prior to joining the Group in March 2008, he worked as technical consultant to Telesat Canada where he was responsible for various satellite programmes. He holds a Bachelorʼs degree in computer engineering graduating summa cum laude and a Masterʼs degree in electrical engineering from the McMaster University in Canada, a MBA degree from the Wilfrid Laurier University in Canada and a Doctor of Business Administration from the University of Newcastle in Australia.
aged 57, was appointed NED of the Company on 22 January 2010. Mr. Luo is an Assistant President of CITIC and CITIC Corporation Limited, a Vice Chairman of CITIC Guoan Group and a Chairman 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 of Frontier Services Group Limited, an ED of CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited and NED of Lajin Entertainment Network Group Limited. They are Hong Kong listed companies. He has over 21 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 68, was appointed as 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 40 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. 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 54, 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 IAC/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, Syniverse, and ProKarma. He graduated with highest honors from Columbia College in 1985 and Harvard Law School in 1991.
Herman CHANG Hsiuguo
aged 58, is a Managing Director of Carlyle Asia Partners. Mr. Chang 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 Plc ("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. He was a non-executive director of Natural Beauty Bio-Technology Limited, a Hong Kong listed company from August 2015 to December 2015.
Steven R. LEONARD
aged 55, is a technology-industry leader with a wide range of experiences, has played key roles in building several global technology companies in areas such as Software, Hardware and Services. Although born in the U.S., he considers himself a member of the larger global community, having lived and worked outside the U.S. for more than 25 years. In his current role as the Founding Chief Executive Officer of SGInnovate, a private-limited company wholly owned by the Singapore government, Mr. Leonard has been chartered to build an organisation that helps to start and scale ‘deep-tech’ companies. Capitalising on the science and technology research for which Singapore has gained a global reputation, his team works with local and international partners, including universities, venture capitalists, and major corporations to help technical founders imagine, start and scale early-stage companies. Prior to his current role, Mr. Leonard served for three years as the Executive Deputy Chairman of the Info-communications Development Authority (IDA), the statutory board within the Singapore Government Ministry of Communications and Information, with various responsibilities at the national level 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.
Philana Wai Yin POON
aged 50, was appointed as INED of the Company on 16 March 2018. Ms. Poon is the Executive Director, Legal & Compliance of The Hong Kong Jockey Club (“HKJC”). She is a member of the Board of Management as well as the Company Secretary of HKJC. Ms. Poon has overall responsibility for HKJC’s Legal Services Department, Compliance Department and Corporate Secretariat.
Ms. Poon has over 20 years of post-qualification experience both in-house and in private practice.Prior to joining HKJC in 2015, Ms. Poon held various senior positions within the PCCW-HKT Group between 1998 and 2015 including Group General Counsel & Company Secretary.She has 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 is an Independent Non-executive Director of Forgame Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and was an Independent Non-executive Director of AZ Electronic Materials S.A., a company formerly listed on the London Stock Exchange from 2012 to 2014.
Ms. Poon has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Toronto and a Doctor of Law degree from Cornell University. In 2014, Ms. Poon 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 Woman Lawyer of the Year.
Marcel R. FENEZ
aged 56, is President of Fenez Media, which provides a wide range of advisory services to boards and management of enterprises operating across the entertainment and media ecosystem. A resident of Hong Kong for 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 Director and former Chairman of CASBAA, the industry association promoting the interests of the multi-channel video industry in Asia. 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’s Degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Maura WONG Hung Hung
aged 51, was appointed 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 CEO of Civic Exchange, an independent public policy think tank in Hong Kong. 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 49, was appointed an alternate director to Mr. Luo Ning on 9 May 2013. Mr. Chongis 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 17 years of experience in merger and acquisition, corporate restructuring and financial management.