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Directors and Senior Management
Executive Directors
  • YANG Jie
    Executive Director & Chairman
  • DONG Xin
    Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
  • WANG Yuhang
    Executive Director
  • Age 58, Executive Director and Chairman of the Company, joined the Board of Directors of the Company in March 2019, in charge of the overall management of the Company. He is currently the Chairman of China Mobile Communications Group Co., Ltd. (“CMCC”) and a Director and the Chairman of China Mobile Communication Co., Ltd. (“CMC”). Mr. Yang formerly served as deputy director general of Shanxi Posts and Telecommunications Administration, general manager of Shanxi Telecommunications Corporation, vice president of China Telecom Beijing Research Institute, general manager of Business Department of the Northern Telecom of China Telecommunications Corporation, vice president, president and chairman of China Telecommunications Corporation, and president and chief operating officer, and chairman and chief executive officer of China Telecom Corporation Limited. Mr. Yang graduated from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications majoring in radio engineering in 1984 and obtained a doctorate degree in business administration from the ESC Rennes School of Business, France in 2008. Mr. Yang is a professor-level senior engineer with long-term involvement in the operation and management of basic telecommunications enterprises as well as extensive experience in management and telecommunications industry.
    Age 54, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, joined the Board of Directors of the Company in March 2017, in charge of the operation of the Company. He is also a Director and President of CMCC and CMC. During the period between May 2018 and August 2020, Mr. Dong served as a Non-Executive Director of China Tower Corporation Limited (listed in Hong Kong). Mr. Dong formerly served as a deputy director of Corporate Finance Division of Finance Department of the former Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, a director of Economic Adjustment Division of the Department of Economic Adjustment and Communication Clearing of the former Ministry of Information Industry of China, director general of the Finance Department and Planning and Construction Department of CMCC, chairman and president of Hainan Mobile, Henan Mobile and Beijing Mobile, Vice President and Chief Accountant of CMCC, and Vice President and CFO of the Company. Mr. Dong received a Bachelor’s degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 1989, a Master’s degree in financial and accounting management from Australian National University, and a Doctoral degree in business administration jointly issued by Shanghai Jiao Tong University and ESC Rennes School of Business, France. Mr. Dong is a senior engineer and senior accountant with many years of operational and financial management experience in the telecommunications industry.
    Age 59, Executive Director of the Company, joined the Board of Directors of the Company in October 2019, principally in charge of human resources and inspection matters. He is also a Director of CMCC and CMC. Mr. Wang formerly served as a deputy general manager of Development Department, general manager of Supervision Department, deputy director of Supervision and Inspection Office, the chief director of Legal Center, general manager of Human Resources Department and executive vice president of China Ocean Shipping (Group) Company; a vice president of COSCO Americas Inc.; the general manager of COSCO Shipbuilding Industry Company; the general manager of COSCO Shipyard Group Co., Ltd. as well as the executive vice president of China COSCO SHIPPING Corporation Limited. Over the past three years, Mr. Wang had served as a non-executive director and vice chairman of China International Marine Containers (Group) Co., Ltd. (listed in Hong Kong and Shenzhen), a non-independent and non-executive director and the chairman of COSCO SHIPPING International (Singapore) Co., Ltd. (listed in Singapore), a non-executive director of COSCO SHIPPING Holdings Co., Ltd. (listed in Hong Kong and Shanghai), and an executive director and the chairman of COSCO SHIPPING International (Hong Kong) Co., Ltd. (listed in Hong Kong). Mr. Wang graduated from Dalian Maritime College in 1983 with a major in marine engineering management. He is a senior engineer with many years of experience in the shipping industry and in human resources and corporate management.
  • LI Ronghua
    Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer
  • Age 55, Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, joined the Board of Directors of the Company in October 2020, principally in charge of finance, internal audit and investor relations of the Company. Currently he is also the Chief Accountant of CMCC, and a director and Vice President of CMC. Mr. Li formerly served as Vice Manager and Manager of Finance and Assets Department of State Grid Corporation of China, Deputy General Accountant and Manager of Finance and Assets Department of State Grid Corporation of China, Deputy General Accountant of State Grid Corporation of China, Deputy General Accountant of State Grid Corporation of China and concurrently Director and Chairman of State Grid Overseas Investment Limited (Hong Kong), and Deputy General Accountant of State Grid Corporation of China and concurrently Chairman of State Grid Yingda International Holdings Group Ltd. During the period between December 2019 and September 2020, Mr. Li had served as the Head of the preparatory team, and Director and Chairman of State Grid Yingda Co., Ltd. (listed in Shanghai). Mr. Li received a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Zhongnan University of Economics in 1998, and an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from Wuhan University in 2004.
Independent Non-Executive Directors
  • Moses CHENG Mo Chi
    (GBM, GBS, OBE, JP)
    Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Paul CHOW Man Yiu
    (GBS, SBS, JP)
    Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Stephen YIU Kin Wah
    Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Age 71, Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, joined the Board of Directors of the Company in March 2003. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Remuneration Committee in May 2016. Dr. Cheng is a practising solicitor and a consultant of Messrs. P.C. Woo & Co. after serving as its Senior Partner from 1994 to 2015. Dr. Cheng was a member of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong. He is the founder chairman of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors of which he is now the Honorary President and Chairman Emeritus. He is now also serving as chairman of the Insurance Authority. Dr. Cheng currently holds directorships in Liu Chong Hing Investment Limited, China Resources Beer (Holdings) Company Limited, Towngas China Company Limited, K. Wah International Holdings Limited, Guangdong Investment Limited, Tian An China Investments Company Limited and The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited, all of which are public listed companies in Hong Kong. Dr. Cheng was formerly a non-executive director of Kader Holdings Company Limited.
    Age 74, Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, joined the Board of Directors of the Company in May 2013. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Nomination Committee in May 2016. He was the Chief Executive of the Asia Pacific Region (ex-Japan) of HSBC Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited from 1997 to 2003, an executive director and Chief Executive of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited from April 2003 to January 2010, the Chairman of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited from June 2010 to May 2016, an independent non-executive director of Bank of China Limited from October 2010 to August 2016, a member of the Advisory Committee on Innovation and Technology of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region from April 2015 to March 2017, an independent non-executive director of CITIC Limited from March 2016 to June 2019 and an independent non-executive director of Julius Baer Group Ltd. and Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd. from April 2015 to May 2020.
    Age 60, Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, joined the Board of Directors of the Company in March 2017. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Audit Committee in May 2018. Mr. Yiu is currently a Non-Executive Director of the Insurance Authority, an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and ANTA Sports Products Limited, a Council member of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and a member of the Exchange Fund Advisory Committee of The Hong Kong Monetary Authority and ICAC Complaints Committee. Mr. Yiu joined the global accounting firm KPMG (“KPMG”) in Hong Kong in 1983 and was seconded to KPMG in London, the United Kingdom from 1987 to 1989. Mr. Yiu became a partner of KPMG in 1994, served as the Partner in Charge of Audit of KPMG from 2007 to 2010, and served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of KPMG China and Hong Kong as well as a member of the Executive Committee and the Board of KPMG International and KPMG Asia Pacific from April 2011 to March 2015. Mr. Yiu formerly also served as a member of the Audit Profession Reform Advisory Committee and the Mainland Affairs Committee of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Yiu is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Mr. Yiu received a professional diploma in accountancy from The Hong Kong Polytechnic (now known as The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) in 1983, and holds a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Warwick in the United Kingdom.
  • YANG Qiang
    Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Age 59, Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, joined the Board of Directors of the Company in May 2018. Dr. Yang is currently the Chief AI Officer of WeBank Co., Ltd., the Chair Professor and the former Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), as well as the Co-founder of Shenzhen Qianhai 4Paradigm Data Technology Co., Ltd. Dr. Yang had served as, among other posts, an Assistant Professor and a Tenured Associate Professor at the Department of Computer Science of the University of Waterloo in Canada from September 1989 to August 1995, a Tenured Associate Professor, an Industrial Research Chair and a Full Professor at the School of Computing Science of Simon Fraser University in Canada from August 1995 to August 2001, and an Associate Professor, a Full Professor and an Associate Head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of HKUST from August 2001 to June 2012. From 2012 to November 2014, Dr.Yang was also the Founding Head of Huawei’s Noah’s Ark Research Lab. He was the President of International Joint Conference on Artificial Intelligence (IJCAI) from 2017 to 2019 and an executive committee member of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) from 2016 to 2019. He was the AAAI Conference Chair in 2021. Dr. Yang is a Fellow of several international professional societies, including AAAI, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (IEEE), etc. Dr. Yang received a bachelor’s degree in astrophysics from Peking University in 1982, master’s degrees in astrophysics and computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park in the United States in 1985 and 1987 respectively, and a doctor’s degree in computer science from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1989.
Senior Management
  • LI Huidi
    Vice President
  • Gao Tongqing
    Vice President
  • JIAN Qin
    Vice President
  • Age 52, Vice President of the Company, appointed in September 2019, principally in charge of planning and construction, network, information harbor, information security, procurement and others. He is also a Vice President and Chief Cyber Security Officer of CMCC, and a Director and Vice President of CMC. Previously he served as a research fellow in Lucent Technologies – Bell Labs Innovations, a vice president of UTStarcom Inc., a vice president and general manager of New Mobile Technology and High-end Products Division of Lenovo Group Limited, chief technology officer and chairman of Technology Innovation Committee of Lenovo Mobile Communication Technology Co., Ltd. Mr. Li graduated in 1990 with a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, and received a master’s degree in Mobile Communications from Polytechnic Institute of New York University and a doctoral degree in management from Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
    Age 57, Vice President of the Company, appointed in February 2020, principally in charge of legal and regulatory matters, technology R&D, international business, investment, information technology and others. He is also a Vice President and General Counsel of CMCC, a Director and Vice President of CMC. In August 2020, Mr. Gao was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of China Tower (listed in Hong Kong). Mr. Gao previously served as a deputy director general of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Posts and Telecommunications Administration, deputy general manager and general manager of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Telecom Company, general manager of China Telecom Jiangsu branch, vice president of China Telecommunications Corporation, and executive director and executive vice president of China Telecom Corporation Limited. He graduated from the Changchun Institute of Posts and Telecommunications with a major in telecommunications engineering and received a doctorate degree in business administration from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
    Age 55, Vice President of the Company, appointed in September 2019, principally in charge of marketing, customer service, terminals, mobile Internet, financial technology and others. He is also a Vice President of CMCC, a Director and Vice President of CMC and a Director of Phoenix Media Investment (Holdings) Limited. Previously he served as a deputy director of the Nanchang Telecom Bureau, chairman and president of Jiangxi Mobile, Sichuan Mobile and Guangdong Mobile. Mr. Jian graduated in 1989 from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications majoring in Computer and Communication, and received a doctoral degree in Industrial Economics from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics.
  • ZHAO Dachun
    Vice President
  • Age 50, Vice President of the Company, appointed in September 2019, principally in charge of corporate customers, software technology R&D, IoT, ICT and other matters. He is also a Vice President of CMCC and a Director and Vice President of CMC. Previously he served as the chairman and president of Shaanxi Mobile and Sichuan Mobile. Mr. Zhao graduated in 1993 from Southeast University majoring in Radio Technology and received an EMBA from Nanjing University.
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