Board of Directors

Executive Directors

Mr. CHENG Guangren, Doctor, has been appointed as the Executive Director and President of the Company since June 2008. Mr. Cheng is also the authorized representative of the Company. He is responsible for the overall operation and management of the Company. Mr. Cheng has been engaging senior management work in the field of satellite operation since 1994. He had been the Director of Board and President of Sino Satellite Communications Company Limited and the Board Chairman of China Direct Broadcast Satellite Company Limited. Mr. Cheng is the Chairman of APT Mobile SatCom Limited and also the Non-executive Director of China Satellite Communications Company Limited (“China Satcom”) which is a shareholder of APT Satellite International Company Limited (“APT International”), the substantial shareholder of the Company.


Mr. QI Liang, has been appointed as the Executive Director and Vice President of the Company since 20 June 2008. Mr Qi is responsible for financial management, risk management and corporate affairs of the Company. Mr. Qi graduated from the Beijing College of Finance and Commerce in Finance major in 1986, and is accredited as Senior Economist. Currently, he is the Deputy Officer of Science Commerce for China Satcom and the Director of APT Mobile Satcom Limited . Before joining the Company, he had been the Assistant to the President, and the General Manager of the Finance Department of China Aerospace International Holdings Limited.


Non-Executive Directors

Mr. LI Zhongbao, has been appointed as a Non-executive Director of the Company since 29 August 2017 and the Chairman of the Company since 1 April 2018. Mr. Li graduated with university degree in chemical engineering at Chemical Department of University of Tianjin in July 1990. He is a bachelor degree holder and researcher. From July 1990, Mr. Li had worked for the Institution of China Academy of Space Technology consecutively as Deputy Manager, Assistant to Director, Deputy Director, Director and also had been the Senior Vice President and Director of China Spacesat Company Limited (a corporation listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in China). Mr. Li has been appointed as a Director and the General Manager of China Satcom since July 2017 and also been appointed as the Chairman of China Satcom since March 2018.


Mr. LIM Toon, has been the Director of APT Satellite Company Limited since February 1993 and was appointed as the Non-Executive Director of the Company in October 1996. Mr. Lim graduated from the University of Canterbury and University of Singapore. He had worked for Singapore Telecommunications Limited (“Singtel”) since 1970. In Singtel, he served in various appointments of engineering, radio services, traffic operations, personnel & training and information systems departments. He had been the Chief Operating Officer of Singtel since April 1999 until he retired in February 2006 and served as Singtel’s Advisor.


Dr. YIN Yen-liang, has been appointed as the Non-Executive Director of the Company since January 2003. Dr. Yin graduated with an MBA Degree from National Taiwan University in 1983 and received the Ph.D. Degree in Business Administration from National Chengchi University in 1987. He had been the President of the Ruentex Group, the holding company of one of the shareholders of APT International since 1994.


Mr. FU Zhiheng, was appointed as the Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 20 March 2012. Mr. Fu graduated from the Northwestern Polytechnic University, Xian, China, with a Bachelor of Engineering degree in 1991. He then obtained his Master of Business Administration degree from China University of Mining Technology (Beijing) in 2004. Mr. Fu is currently the Executive Vice President of China Great Wall Industry Corporation (“CGWIC”) in charge of satellite and launch services business. He has been working with CGWIC since 1993, taking various positions in marketing and program management for international space programs. Before he joined CGWIC, he had worked for China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology for two years.


Mr. LIM Kian Soon, graduated with a Bachelor of Computer Engineering from University of Tsukuba, Japan and obtained MBA from University of Leeds, UK. Mr. Lim had worked for Singtel since 1997, serving in various appointments. Mr. Lim is currently the Head of Carrier Sales & Voice Support, responsible for all domestic and international data sales business to all telecom service providers globally. Mr. Lim is also responsible for supporting the carrier voice team in international accounting and settlement. Mr. Lim assumed this position in April 2017. Prior to this appointment, as Head of Singtel Satellite, he was responsible for the fixed and mobile satellite business and infrastructure in Singtel, as well as ICT and cyber security innovation over satellite for the maritime, broadcast and land mobile segments.


Mr. BA Risi, has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company since 1 April 2018. Mr. Ba graduated with university degree in metal materials at Materials and Fuel Department of National University of Defense Technology in February 1982. From 1982, Mr. Ba had worked for the subsidiaries of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation and China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation consecutively as Deputy Officer, Officer, Deputy Director, Director, General Counsel, Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Chief Engineer and also had been the Vice Chairman of China Institute of Space Law.


Mr. TSENG Ta-mon, has been appointed as an Alternate Director to Dr. Yin Yen-liang, the Non-Executive Director of the Company, since September 2004. He had been the Non-Executive Director of the Company from July 2003 to September 2004. Mr. Tseng graduated with an LL.B. Degree from National Chengchi University in 1980 and subsequently received the LL.M. Degree from University College London in 1982 and the LL.B. Degree from B.A. at University of Cambridge in 1984 respectively. He also graduated from the Inns of Court School of Law of Middle Temple in 1985 and became Barrister-at-Law in the same year. He was the Specialist of the Board of International Trade from 1985 to 1987. He was also the Partner of Dong & Lee from 1987 to 1992. He has been the Counsel of the Ruentex Group, the holding company of one of the shareholders of APT International.


Independent Non-Executive Directors

Dr. LUI King Man, has been appointed as the Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since August 2004. Dr. Lui is the Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Company. He is also the member of the Nomination Committee of the Company. Dr. Lui has been a practising Certified Public Accountant in Hong Kong since 1989, and established his accounting firm K.M. LUI & CO in the same year. Before commencing his own practising, Dr. Lui had worked with an international accounting firm and a listed commercial bank. Dr. Lui received the accountancy education in United Kingdom in 1980 and attained professional accountant qualification in 1985. He is a Fellow of The Chartered Association Of Certified Accountants and Associate member of The Hong Kong Institute Of Certified Public Accountants. Dr. Lui obtained an MBA Degree from Heriot-Watt University in 1997 and received a Doctoral Degree in Business Administration from The University of Hull in 2004. Dr. Lui has over 29 years of experience in accounting, finance, business acquisition and auditing fields. He has been a consultant of a number of commercial and non-commercial organizations.


Dr. LAM Sek Kong, has been appointed as the Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since July 2007. Dr. Lam is a Member of the Nomination Committee of the Company and since 1 January 2010 has been the Chairman of the Nomination Committee. Dr. Lam is also a member of each of the Audit and Risk Management Committee and the Remuneration Committee of the Company. Dr. Lam graduated from the University of Hong Kong in 1984. He is a partner of Messrs. S.K. Lam, Alfred Chan & Co. He has been practicing law in Hong Kong since 1987. Dr. Lam is a member of the Hong Kong Society of Notary Public, the China Appointed Attesting Officers Association in Hong Kong and a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) and a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Arbitrators. Dr. Lam is also admitted as advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Singapore, barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Australian Capital Territory, legal practitioner of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and barrister in federal court of Australia. Dr. Lam holds a bachelor degree and a master degree in laws from the University of Hong Kong, a master degree in laws from the University of Peking and a Ph.D. degree in laws from the Tsinghua University.


Mr. CUI Liguo, has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since July 2007. Mr. Cui is also a member of each of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company. Mr. Cui graduated from the faculty of economic law of the China University of Political Science and Law in 1991. He founded the Guantao Law Firm in 1994, and is acting as a Founding Partner and the officer of its Management Committee. Mr. Cui has over 25 years of experience in legal sector, and holds independent directorship in the board of directors of several companies, such as, CNNC International Limited (a corporation listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.), and China National Software & Service Co. Ltd. (a corporation listed on the Shanghai Securities Exchange in China), Essence Securities Co., Ltd., Health Yuan Pharmaceutical Industry Group Company Limited (a corporation listed on the Shanghai Securities Exchange in China), Beijing Life Insurance Co., Ltd. He is also a member of the Finance & Securities Committee of All China Lawyers Association; and the legal counselor in the internal control group of securities issuing of Guodu Securities Co., Ltd., Bohai Securities Co., Ltd.


Dr. MENG Xingguo, has been appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director and a member of each of the Audit and Risk Management Committee, Nomination Committee and Remuneration Committee of the Company with effect from 5 July 2012. Dr. Meng graduated from the Renmin University of China with a Bachelor of Economics degree in 1982. He then obtained his Master of Finance degree from the Graduate Institute of The People’s Bank of China in 1985. He also graduated from the School of Business of Temple University in 1994, with doctorate degree in Business Management. Dr. Meng had worked consecutively in the Reinsurance department of the headquarters of The People’s Insurance Company (Group) of China Limited, branch and the headquarters of The People’s Bank of China since 1985. He has also been the executive vice president of Allianz Dazhong Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (currently known as the “Allianz China Life Insurance Company Limited”) and senior vice president of Sun Life Everbright Life Insurance Company Limited. Since joining Central Huijin Investment Limited in 2006, Dr. Meng had served as the director of the insurance division in the department of non-banking financial institutions, and was appointed as a Director of China Reinsurance Group Co., Ltd. and a Non-executive Director of New China Life Insurance Company Limited (a corporation concurrently listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (Stock Code: 01336) and the Shanghai Securities Exchange (Stock Code: 601336)). Dr. Meng is currently the Chairman of Generali Insurance Agency Co. Ltd..