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Board of Directors

The Board currently consists of seven Directors, including two executive Directors, two non-executive Directors and three independent non-executive Directors. The Board is responsible and has the general authority for the management and operation of the Company. The Directors are typically appointed for a term of three years and are eligible for re-election upon expiry of their term of office.

Zhang Zhiyong
Chairman of the Board
Gu Xiaomin
General Manager
Gao Tongqing
Mai Yanzhou
Fan Cheng
Tse Yung Hoi
Deng Shiji

Mr. Tong Jilu (佟吉祿)

aged 63, has been an executive Director since July 2014 and the chairman of the Board since March 2018. Mr. Tong served as the general manager of the Company from July 2014 to June 2019. He served as deputy director of Liaoning Posts and Telecommunications Administration from November 1998 to December 1998, and deputy director of Liaoning Posts Bureau from December 1998 to July 2000. He then successively served in several positions with China United Telecommunications Corporation (the predecessor of China United Network Communications Group Company Limited ("CUC")), including chief accountant from July 2000 to February 2001, deputy general manager from February 2001 to August 2003, director and deputy general manager from August 2003 to November 2004, and director, deputy general manager and chief accountant from December 2004 to January 2009. Mr. Tong successively served in several positions with CUC, including director, deputy general manager and chief accountant from January 2009 to April 2011, and director and deputy general manager from May 2011 to August 2014. He also served as executive director and chief financial officer of China Unicom Limited (the predecessor of China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited ("China Unicom")) from February 2004 to October 2008. He successively served in several positions with China Unicom, including executive director and chief financial officer from October 2008 to March 2011, and executive director and senior vice president from March 2011 to August 2014.

Mr. Tong graduated from Beijing Institute of Posts and Telecommunications (renamed as Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 1993) in July 1987 and majored in posts and telecommunications economic management by way of correspondence. He graduated from Australian National University in October 2002 with a master's degree of international management, and from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in October 2009 with a doctor's degree of management. He was recognized as a senior economist in January 1993 by the Professional Review Committee of Economics, Accounting and Statistics of Liaoning Posts and Telecommunications Administration.

Mr. Gu Xiaomin (顧曉敏)

aged 57, has been an executive Director since July 2019, the general manager of the Company since June 2019 and the general counsel of the Company since June 2021. Mr. Gu served as a deputy general manager of the Company from August 2014 to June 2019, and as the chairman of the labor union of the Company from June 2017 to January 2020. He successively served in several positions with China United Telecommunications Corporation (the predecessor of China United Network Communications Group Company Limited ("CUC")), including secretary to the chairman of the board of directors from February 1999 to August 2000, secretary of manager-level from August 2000 to August 2001, deputy general manager of Jiangsu Branch from August 2001 to January 2004, general manager of Yunnan Branch from January 2004 to February 2006, and general manager of the finance department from February 2006 to November 2008. He successively served in several positions with CUC, including officer in charge of the planning and management department from December 2008 to February 2009, general manager of the planning and management department from February 2009 to April 2010, general manager of the market department from April 2010 to April 2012, and deputy general manager of network branch and general manager of the operation and maintenance department of network branch from April 2012 to September 2014.

Mr. Gu graduated from Nanjing Institute of Posts and Telecommunications (renamed as Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2005) in July 1985 with a bachelor’s degree of engineering and majored in radio engineering, from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in July 1987 with a bachelor’s degree of law, from Peking University in May 2001 and majored in EMBA, from the Australian National University in December 2003 with a master’s degree of international management and from Rennes School of Business, France in June 2008 with a doctor’s degree of business administration. Mr. Gu was recognized as a senior engineer in September 1998 by Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications.

Mr. Gao Tongqing (高同慶)

aged 57, has been a non-executive Director since October 2020. Mr. Gao previously served as a deputy director general of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Posts and Telecommunications Administration, a deputy general manager and general manager of Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region Telecom Company, the general manager of China Telecom Jiangsu branch, a vice president of China Telecommunications Corporation, and an executive director and executive vice president of China Telecom Corporation Limited. Mr. Gao also serves as a vice president of China Mobile Communications Group Co., Ltd., a vice president of China Mobile Limited, a director and vice general manager of China Mobile Communication Co., Ltd., a non-executive director of China Communications Services Corporation Limited, and a non-executive director and vice chairman of True Corporation Public Company Limited.

Mr. Gao 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. Mr. Gao has extensive experience in management and the telecommunications industry.

Mr. Zhang Zhiyong (張志勇)

aged 56, has been an executive Director and chairman of the Board since September 2021. Mr. Zhang served as a non-executive Director from May 2018 to September 2021. He served as director of Qinhuangdao Telecommunications Bureau from November 1999 to July 2000, general manager of Qinhuangdao Branch of Hebei Telecom Company Limited from July 2000 to June 2002, deputy general manager of Beijing Telecom Company Limited from June 2002 to December 2002, and manager of the industry management department of China Telecommunications Corporation ("CTC") from December 2002 to June 2010. Mr. Zhang successively served in several positions with China Communications Services Corporation Limited ("CCS"), including deputy general manager from October 2006 to January 2008, executive director from August 2007 to June 2010, general manager from January 2008 to June 2010, and chairman of the board and executive director from March 2018 to September 2021. He successively served in several positions with China Telecom Corporation Limited ("China Telecom"), including general manager of Xinjiang Branch from June 2010 to March 2014, general manager of Beijing Branch from March 2014 to November 2017, and executive vice president from July 2018 to September 2021. He was the vice president of CTC from November 2017 to September 2021 and the general counsel of CTC from April 2021 to September 2021.

Mr. Zhang graduated from Changchun Institute of Posts and Telecommunications (which was merged into Jilin University in 2000) in July 1986 with a bachelor's degree of wireless communications. He graduated from Yanshan University in Qinhuangdao, PRC in July 2002 with a master's degree of engineering. He also graduated from BI Norwegian Business School in August 2005 with a master's degree in management.

Mr. Mai Yanzhou (買彥州)

aged 52, has been a non-executive Director since May 2020. Mr. Mai previously served as a deputy general manager of Guangdong Branch of China Network Communications Group Corporation, and a deputy general manager of Guangdong Branch, the general manager of Fujian Branch, as well as the general manager of Liaoning Branch of China United Network Communications Group Company Limited ("CUC"). Mr. Mai was a Delegate to the 12th National People’s Congress. Mr. Mai also serves as a vice general manager of CUC, a senior vice president of China United Network Communications Limited, a senior vice president of China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited, a director and senior vice president of China United Network Communications Corporation Limited, a non-executive director of PCCW Limited and a non-executive director of China Communications Services Corporation Limited.

Mr. Mai graduated from Zhengzhou University in 1991 and obtained a master’s degree in electronics and information engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2002. He is a professor level senior engineer.

Mr. Fan Cheng (樊澄)

aged 65, has been an independent non-executive Director since May 2018. Mr. Fan served as deputy general manager of New Technology Venture Capital Company from September 1996 to March 2001. Mr. Fan successively served in several positions with China National Aviation Holding Company, including officer of the reorganisation office from March 2001 to December 2002, general manager of the corporate management department from December 2002 to August 2003, and general manager of the capital operation department from August 2003 to September 2004. He successively served in several positions with Air China Limited, including director, secretary of the board of directors and chief accountant from September 2004 to January 2005, director and chief accountant from January 2005 to October 2006, director, vice president and chief accountant from October 2006 to February 2011, vice president and chief accountant from February 2011 to July 2014, and vice president from July 2014 to March 2016. Mr. Fan successively served in several positions with Shenzhen Airlines Company Limited, including vice chairman of the board of directors from January 2005 to April 2010 and chairman of the board of directors from April 2010 to May 2010. He has been external director of China Aviation Supplies Holding Company since September 2017 and external director of Xinxing Cathay International Group Co., Ltd since January 2018.

Mr. Fan graduated from Nanjing Institute of Chemical Technology (renamed as Nanjing University of Technology in 2001) in February 1982 with a bachelor’s degree of general organic chemical industry. He graduated from Peking University in July 2000 with an MBA degree (part time). He was recognized as a senior engineer in April 1996 by the State Scientific and Technological Commission, senior accountant in August 1997 by the Ministry of Finance and Certified Public Accountant by the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Mr. Tse Yung Hoi (謝湧海)

aged 68, has been an independent non-executive Director since May 2018. Mr. Tse has been serving in several positions with BOCI Prudential Asset-Management Limited, including director since January 2003 and chairman of the board of directors since September 2004. Before that, he served as deputy general manager of the investment management department and capital department of Bank of China from October 1998 to December 2002. He served as deputy chief executive officer of BOC International Holding Limited from December 2002 to December 2012. He has also been served as independent non-executive director of BOCOM International Holdings Company Limited since June 2014, independent non-executive director of DTXS Silk Road Investment Holdings Company Limited since November 2017, independent non-executive director of Vico International Holdings Limited since January 2018. He served as independent non-executive director of HJ Capital (International) Holdings Company Limited from July 2014 to July 2020, independent non-executive director of Huarong International Financial Holdings Limited from October 2015 to June 2016, non-executive director of DTXS Silk Road Investment Holdings Company Limited from December 2015 to November 2017, independent non-executive director of Guoan International Limited from March 2016 to June 2020, and independent non-executive director of Jinmao (China) Hotel Investments and Management Limited and Jinmao (China) Investments Manager Limited (the trustee-manager of Jinmao Hotel) from June 2020 to December 2020.

Mr. Tse graduated from Fudan University in Shanghai, PRC in July 1975 and majored in English. He was awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) by the government of Hong Kong in July 2013. He also serves as life honorary president of Hong Kong Chinese Securities Association, a vice-chairman of the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Advisory Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong. He was a council member of HKSAR Financial Services Development Council (FSDC) and a member of the 12th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference Shanghai Committee.

Mr. Deng Shiji (鄧實際)

aged 67, has been an independent non-executive Director since May 2020. Mr. Deng also serves as an external director of China National Nuclear Corporation. He successively served in government departments including the Personnel Section of Surveying and Mapping Institute of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Planning, the Enterprise Bureau of the State Economic Commission, the Enterprise Department of the National Economic System Reform Commission, the Enterprise Management Department of the State Planning Commission, the Enterprise Bureau of Production Office of the State Council and the Enterprise Department of the Economic and Trade Office of the State Council from August 1983 to June 1994. He then successively served as the division head of the Labor Distribution Division of the Enterprise Department, a deputy director of the Enterprise Department, and a deputy director of the Enterprise Reform Department of the State Economic and Trade Commission from June 1994 to May 2003, and a deputy chief and the chief of the Enterprise Reorganization Bureau (National Enterprise Merger and Bankruptcy Office) of the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council from May 2003 to December 2008. Mr. Deng successively held several senior management positions, including as a director, in the State Development & Investment Corp., Ltd. from December 2008 to his retirement in December 2014.

Mr. Deng obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics from Beijing College of Economics in 1983 and is qualified as a senior economist.