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Board of Directors

The Board currently consists of ten Directors, including three executive Directors, four 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
Chen Li
Gao Chunlei
Gao Tongqing
Tang Yongbo
Liu Guiqing
Fang Xiaobing
Dong Chunbo
Hu Zhanghong
Sin Hendrick

Mr. Zhang Zhiyong (張志勇)

aged 58, 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, 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, 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. Chen Li (陳力)

aged 56, has been an executive Director since May 2024 and the general manager of the Company since April 2024. Mr. Chen served as a director and the deputy general manager of China Mobile Group Hubei Co., Ltd. from October 2000 to March 2010, a director and the deputy general manager of China Mobile Group Anhui Co., Ltd. from March 2010 to August 2012, the chairman and the general manager of China Mobile Group Qinghai Co., Ltd. from August 2012 to October 2014, the chairman and the general manager of China Mobile Group Liaoning Co., Ltd. from October 2014 to April 2016, the chairman and the general manager of China Mobile Group Shanghai Co., Ltd. from April 2016 to April 2024.

Mr. Chen graduated from Chongqing Institute of Posts and Telecommunications in July 1988 with a bachelor’s degree of engineering and majored in telecommunication engineering and received a master's degree of management with a major in information communication management from BI Norwegian Business School-Fudan University in March 2002. Mr. Chen is a senior engineer.

Mr. Gao Chunlei (高春雷)

aged 57, has been an executive Director since May 2022 and the chairman of the labor union of the Company since January 2020 and served as the chief accountant of the Company from August 2014 to April 2022. Mr. Gao served as deputy director of Posts and Telecommunications Bureau of Jingsha (renamed as Jingzhou afterwards), Hubei from February 1996 to January 1997, deputy director of Posts and Telecommunications Bureau of Jingzhou, Hubei from January 1997 to December 1998, deputy director of Telecommunications Bureau of Jingzhou, Hubei from December 1998 to June 2000. He served as vice director of the planning and finance department of Hubei Telecommunications Corporation from December 1998 to April 2003, deputy general manager of Hubei Telecommunications Corporation from April 2003 to November 2005 (during which he served as director and deputy general manager of Hubei Telecom Company Limited from April 2003 to March 2004), deputy general manager and chief accountant of Hubei Telecommunications Corporation and director, deputy general manager and chief accountant of Hubei Telecom Company Limited from November 2005 to April 2008, deputy general manager and chief financial officer of Hubei branch of China Telecom Corporation Limited ("China Telecom") and deputy general manager and chief accountant of China Telecom Group Hubei Corporation from April 2008 to February 2012, and general manager of China Telecom Heilongjiang branch, general manager of Heilongjiang branch of China Telecommunications Corporation ("CTC") and general manager of Heilongjiang network assets branch of CTC from February 2012 to August 2014.

Mr. Gao graduated from Beijing Institute of Posts and Telecommunications (renamed as Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 1993) in July 1988 and majored in management engineering, from Australian National University in December 2005 with an MBA degree, and from Rennes School of Business, France with a doctor's degree of business administration in May 2012. Mr. Gao was recognized as a senior economist in November 1997 by Hubei Posts and Telecommunications Administration and a chief accountant in August 2009 by China Associate of Chief Financial Officers.

Mr. Gao Tongqing (高同慶)

aged 60, 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, chief legal officer and chief compliance officer of China Mobile Communications Group Co., Ltd., a vice president of China Mobile Limited, a director and vice general manager of China Mobile Communication Company Limited, 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. Tang Yongbo (唐永博)

aged 50, has been a non-executive Director since June 2023. Mr. Tang previously served as a deputy general manager and a general manager of Hunan Branch of China Unicom, a general manager of marketing department of China United Network Communications Group Company Limited ("CUC"). Mr. Tang currently serves as a vice general manager of CUC, a senior vice president of China United Network Communications Limited (listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange with the stock code: 600050), a senior vice president of China Unicom (Hong Kong) Limited (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with the stock code: 0762), a director and a senior vice president of China United Network Communications Corporation Limited, a non-executive director of China Communications Services Corporation Limited (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with the stock code: 0552), a non-executive director of HKT Management Limited and HKT Limited (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with the stock code: 6823), and a non-executive director and the deputy chairman of the board of PCCW Limited (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with the stock code: 0008).

Mr. Tang received a master’s degree in Business Administration from Central South University. Mr. Tang has extensive experience in management and the telecommunications industry.

Mr. Liu Guiqing (劉桂清)

aged 57, has been a non-executive Director since January 2022. Mr. Liu previously served as a deputy general manager and the general manager of China Unicom Hunan branch and the general manager of China Unicom Jiangsu provincial branch. He currently serves as vice president and the general counsel of China Telecommunications Corporation and an executive director and chairman of the board of China Communications Services Corporation Limited. Mr. Liu also serves as an executive director and executive vice president of China Telecom Corporation Limited.

Mr. Liu received a doctorate degree in engineering science from National University of Defense Technology and is a professor level senior engineer. Mr. Liu has extensive experience in management and the telecommunications industry.

Mr. Fang Xiaobing (房小兵)

aged 53, has been a non-executive Director since October 2022. Mr. Fang successively served in the finance department and the UAE Office of China Harbour Construction (Group) Company from July 1993 to October 2005. He served as the deputy general manager of the accounting department of China Communications Construction Group (Limited) from October 2005 to November 2006, the deputy general manager of the finance department of China Communications Construction Company Limited (“CCCC”) from November 2006 to April 2011, and the general manager of the finance and funds department of China Communications Construction Group (Limited) from April 2011 to December 2011. Mr. Fang successively served in several positions with the overseas business department and the international projects branch of CCCC from December 2011 to August 2014, including the chief accountant, the executive general manager, and the chief financial officer. He served as the general manager of the financial management department of CCCC from August 2014 to November 2019, and the chairman of the board of directors of China Reform Group Finance Co. Ltd from April 2020 to November 2022. After November 2019. Mr. Fang currently serves in several positions, including a member of party committee and deputy general manager of China Reform Holdings Corporation Ltd., a supervisor of CNIC Corporation Limited and the deputy secretary of the party committee for full-time external director for central enterprises.

Mr. Fang graduated from the department of transportation management engineering of Changsha Institute of Transportation (which was merged into Changsha University of Science and Technology in 2003) with a major in finance (financial and accounting engineering) and obtained a bachelor’s degree in engineering in July 1993. He graduated from Fordham University in the United States, majoring in international business administration and obtained a master’s degree in January 2006. He also graduated from the school of economics and management of Beijing Jiaotong University with a major in accounting and obtained a doctorate degree in management. Mr. Fang is qualified as a senior accountant.

Mr. Dong Chunbo (董春波)

aged 60, has been an independent non-executive Director since October 2022. Mr. Dong successively served in several positions with Changchun Automobile Research Institute from June 1988 to March 2001, including a technician, the deputy head, the head of the engine design (Division II), the deputy head of the light vehicle department, the first-level chief inspector, the head of the general planning and management department, deputy director and director of the institute, etc. He successively served in several positions with China FAW Group Co., Ltd. (formerly known as China FAW Group Corporation) from March 2001 to February 2018, including the director of Changchun Automobile Research Institute, the head of technology center, the assistant to general manager, the deputy general manager, etc. Mr. Dong served as the deputy general manager of China South Industries Group Corporation Limited from February 2018 to March 2022. He has been a full-time external director for central enterprises since March 2022 and an external director of China Academy of Machinery Science and Technology since July 2022. Mr. Dong also serves as an external director of Aero Engine Corporation of China.

Mr. Dong graduated from the department of thermal power engineering of Jilin University of Technology and majored in internal combustion engines in July 1985. He graduated from the school of automotive engineering of Jilin University of Technology, majoring in internal combustion engines and obtained a master’s degree in engineering in June 1988. Mr. Dong is a researcher-level senior engineer.

Mr. Hu Zhanghong (胡章宏)

JP, aged 55, has been an independent non-executive Director since January 2022. Mr. Hu obtained his doctorate degree in economics from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law and is a Senior Economist in PRC. Mr. Hu has many years of experience serving at the senior level in financial institutions. Mr. Hu also holds various social positions, which include the co-chairman of the VC/PE Committee of the Investment Association of China, a member of the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council, the honorary life chairman of Chinese Financial Association of Hong Kong, the chairman of China Mergers and Acquisitions Association (Hong Kong), a member of the Resolvability Review Tribunal of the Government of Hong Kong, a member of Hong Kong Academy of Finance, and a member of the Belt and Road & Greater Bay Area Committee of Hong Kong Trade Development Council. Mr. Hu currently serves as an external director of China Baowu Steel Group Corporation Limited. Mr. Hu had also held positions including the chairman and president of CCB International (Holdings) Limited, the chairman of CCBI Metdist Global Commodities (UK) Limited, the chairman-in-office of China Mergers & Acquisitions Association, a director of China Construction Bank (Asia) Corporation Limited, a member of the Process Review Panel for the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, and a member of the Securities and Futures Appeals Tribunal of Hong Kong and a director of the Hong Kong Financial Services Development Council. Mr. Hu served as an independent non-executive director of Towngas Smart Energy Company Limited (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with the stock code: 1083, previously known as Towngas China Company Limited) from November 2021 to March 2022.

Mr. Sin Hendrick (冼漢廸)

M.H., aged 49, has been an independent non-executive Director since October 2022. Mr. Sin is a co-founder, executive director and vice chairman of the board of directors of CMGE Technology Group Limited (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with the stock code: 0302), and has been a director and vice chairman of the board of directors of CMGE Group Limited since January 2011. Mr. Sin is also the founding and managing partner of China Prosperity Capital Fund, a leading venture capital firm with a primary focus on technology investment. Mr. Sin has over 26 years of experience in corporate management, finance and investment banking. Mr. Sin has been serving as an independent non-executive director of Evergreen Products Group Limited, a hair product manufacturing company whose shares are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 1962) since June 2017, and has been serving as an independent director of 36 Kr Holdings Inc., a publishing and data company whose shares are listed on the NASDAQ (stock symbol: KRKR) since November 2019. Mr. Sin has been serving as an independent non-executive director, chairman and member of nomination committee of Hong Kong Economic Times Holdings Limited (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with the stock code: 0423) since January 2022, and as an independent non-executive director, member of each of the audit committee, the nomination committee and the investment committee of Tianjin Development Holdings Limited (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with the stock code: 0882) since March 2023. Mr. Sin served as a non-independent director of Suning.com Group Co.. Limited (listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange with the stock code: 002024) from July 2021 to April 2023.

Mr. Sin received his triple bachelor’s degrees in computer science/mathematics, economics and industrial management from Carnegie Mellon University in May 1996. He graduated from Stanford University with a master’s degree in engineering-economic systems and operations research in June 1997. Mr. Sin is the president of the Internet Professional Association (香港互聯網專業協會), the executive vice-chairman of the board of directors of the Hong Kong Software Industry Association (香港軟件行業協會), and a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Directors (香港董事學會). Mr. Sin has been appointed as a standing committee member of the fifteen session of Tianjin Municipal’s Committee of Chinese People‘s Political Consultative Conference (中國人民政治協商會議天津市第15届委員會). Mr. Sin has also been appointed by the Hong Kong Government as a director of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited (香港數碼港管理有限公司). Mr. Sin was elected as a member of Election Committee of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (Technology and Innovation Sector) in 2021 and received the Medal of Honour awarded from the Government of Hong Kong in the same year. Mr. Sin currently serves as a deputy of the fourteenth National People's Congress in Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (香港特別行政區第十四届全國人民代表大會).