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Directors and Senior Management
Executive Directors
  • YANG Jie
    Executive Director & Chairman
  • LI Pizheng
    Executive Director
  • LI Ronghua
    Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer
  • Age 60, 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 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 the ICT industry.
    Age 58, Executive Director of the Company, joined the Board of Directors of the Company in May 2022, principally in charge of human resources and inspection matters. He is also a Director of CMCC and CMC. Mr. Li formerly served as a deputy director of Shaanxi Post Bureau, director of Information Technology Bureau of the State Post Bureau of China, director of Information Technology Bureau of China Post Corporation (restructured into China Post Group Co., Ltd. in 2019) (“China Post”), President of Anhui Post, Chairman of Anhui Postal Express & Logistics Co., Ltd., Vice President and Director of China Post. Mr. Li received a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Beijing Institute of Posts and Telecommunications in 1984, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1998. Mr. Li is a professor-level senior engineer with many years’ experience in the postal and telecommunications industry.
    Age 57, Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Company, joined the Board of Directors of the Company in October 2020, and also a member of the Sustainability Committee, principally in charge of finance, internal audit and securities affairs 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 of State Grid Corporation of China, Director and Chairman of State Grid Overseas Investment Limited (Hong Kong), and 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
  • Stephen YIU Kin Wah
    (JP)
    Independent Non-Executive Director
  • YANG Qiang
    Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Carmelo LEE Ka Sze
    (JP)
    Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Age 62, Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, joined the Board of Directors of the Company in March 2017, and now also the Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee, and a member of the Nomination Committee. Mr. Yiu is currently the Chairman of the Hong Kong Insurance Authority, a director of Hong Kong Academy of Finance, an Independent Non- Executive Director of ANTA Sports Products Limited and Amer Sports, Inc. (a company listed on New York Stock Exchange), a Council member and the Treasurer of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, a board member of Airport Authority Hong Kong, and a member of the International Advisory Council of the National Financial Regulatory Administration, 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 previously served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, 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 and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 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.
    Age 61, Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, joined the Board of Directors of the Company in May 2018, and now also the Chairman of the Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and the Remuneration Committee. 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 and a non- executive director of Shenzhen Qianhai 4Paradigm Data Technology Co., Ltd. (now known as Beijing Fourth Paradigm 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. In 2021, he was elected to be a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and the Canadian Academy of Engineering. 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.
    Age 62, Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, joined the Board of Directors of the Company in May 2022, and also a member of the Audit Committee, the Nomination Committee, the Remuneration Committee and the Sustainability Committee. Mr. Lee has been a partner of Messrs. Woo Kwan Lee & Lo since 1989 and is currently a Non-Executive Director of Safety Godown Company, Limited and Playmates Holdings Limited, an Independent Non-Executive Director of KWG Group Holdings Limited and S.F. Holding Co., Ltd., and Company Secretary of Shenzhen Investment Limited. Mr. Lee is also a member of Chairmen pool of the Listing Review Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, a member of the InnoHK Steering Committee of the Innovation and Technology Commission, a Chairman of the Appeal Tribunal Panel (Buildings), as well as a member of the Campaign Committee of The Community Chest of Hong Kong. Mr. Lee previously served as a Non- Executive Director of CSPC Pharmaceutical Group Limited, and an Independent Non-Executive Director of China Pacific Insurance (Group) Co., Ltd and Esprit Holdings Limited. Mr. Lee is qualified as a solicitor in Hong Kong, England and Wales, Singapore and Australian Capital Territory, and received a Bachelor’s degree in Laws and a Postgraduate Certificate in Laws from The University of Hong Kong in 1982 and 1983, respectively.
  • Margaret LEUNG KO May
    Yee
    (SBS, JP)
    Independent Non-Executive Director
  • Age 70, Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company, joined the Board of Directors of the Company in May 2022, and also the Chairman of the Sustainability Committee and a member of the Audit Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee. She is currently an Independent Non-Executive Director of First Pacific Company Limited, Sun Hung Kai Properties Limited and Agricultural Bank of China Limited. Mrs. Leung is a Non-Official Member of the Executive Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Chairman of the Advisory Committee on Arts Development, a member of the Culture Commission, a member of the Public Service Commission, a member of the Advisory Committee on Post-office Employment for Former Chief Executives and Politically Appointed Officials, a non-ex officio member of The Law Reform Commission of Hong Kong, as well as a Council member, Treasurer, Chairman of the Finance Committee and a member of the Human Resource Policy Committee of The University of Hong Kong. Mrs. Leung formerly served as Group General Manager and Global Co-Head of Commercial Banking of HSBC Holdings plc, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive of Hang Seng Bank Limited, as well as Deputy Chairman, Managing Director and Chief Executive of Chong Hing Bank Limited. She had also served as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Swire Pacific Limited, Hutchison Whampoa Limited, China Construction Bank Corporation, QBE Insurance Group Limited, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and Li & Fung Limited. Mrs. Leung received a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Accounting and Business Administration from The University of Hong Kong in 1975.
Senior Management
  • LI Huidi
    Vice President
  • Gao Tongqing
    Vice President
  • Age 54, 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 59, 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, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of CMCC, a Director and Vice President of CMC. In June 2020, Mr. Gao was appointed as a non-executive director of China Communications Services Corporation Limited (listed in Hong Kong) and vice chairman of True Corporation. In March 2023, He was appointed as a director of the amalgamated True Corporation. 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.
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