BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Mr. PJ Wong
(CEO)

 

 

Mr. Wong co-founded the Group in April 2004 and led its listing on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in July 2011. He was appointed a director of the Company on 24 March 2011 and re-appointed as chairman and an Executive Director of the Company and a member of the Remuneration Committee on 9 June 2011. He was appointed chairman of the Nomination Committee on 26 March 2012 and chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee on 8 August 2012. On 1 December 2016, Mr. Wong relinquished his post as chairman of the Company, chairman of both the Nomination and Corporate Governance committees, and a member of the Remuneration Committee. Mr. Wong currently serves as the CEO of the Company and has been CEO of the Group since its founding. Apart from charting the Group’s vision and mission and meeting the Group’s overall business objectives, Mr. Wong is also responsible for key client/partnership development and new business initiatives and overall management of advertising sales and business development functions.

Mr. Wong is an entrepreneur with over 25 years of start-up and operational experience with a wide range of global and regional media and entertainment, broadcasting, mobile and satellite telecommunications, Internet and digital Out-of-Home ventures. After completing six years of military service in Singapore, Mr. Wong started his career in publishing and in 1991 joined the founding team that launched Star TV. He went on to establish the regional satellite broadcaster’s regional office in Singapore and served as its regional director, advertising sales for the Southeast Asia region. A year after the network was acquired by News Corporation (NASDAQ:FOX), Mr. Wong was invited to rejoin the founders of Star TV to work on the launch of Pacific Century Group’s Corporate Access where he served as the satellite-based corporate communications services provider’s vice president for sales and advertising & promotions. When Corporate Access was acquired by Hutchison Whampoa (HKSE:0013), Mr. Wong was transferred to Hutchison Telecommunications where he served as its vice president, business development for the Asia region. While at Hutchison Telecommunications, Mr. Wong developed the desire to join the race to provide the world’s first global mobile personal communications service or GMPCS. That led to his joining of Silicon Valley-based Loral Space & Communications’ Globalstar (NASDAQ:LORL) where he subsequently established the constellation’s regional office in Hong Kong and served as its regional director for the Southeast Asia region.

In 1999, Mr. Wong embraced the Asian Internet boom and became the founding managing director for 24/7 Media Asia, one of the three founding business units of Chinadotcom (NASDAQ:CHINA). At 24/7 Media Asia, Mr. Wong built a pan-Asian interactive advertising sales network that stretches across nine Asian countries within its first year of operations. Shortly afterwards, Mr. Wong founded the AdSociety Group, a venture that eventually became a part of the PCCW Group (HKSE:0008). As founder and group CEO, Mr. Wong established offices across nine major cities and formed joint ventures with Tokyu Agency Inc. (a member of Tokyu Corporation [TYO:9005]), LG Advertising Inc. (a member of LG Group [KRX:003550]) and the People’s Daily Group, in Japan, South Korea and China, respectively, and worked with numerous sales and technology partners in the United States and Europe to establish a global advertising sales network and provided integrated online, broadband and mobile advertising, marketing and sales services to a diverse spectrum of premium online media properties. Following the burst of the technology bubble and the events of September 11, the Internet and mobile advertising venture was divested by PCCW on 3 October 2001. Soon afterwards, Mr. Wong was invited to rejoin the founders of PCCW to serve as the CEO of NOW Satellite TV.

Mr. Wong has been a senior advisor on overseas investment and business development for the People’s Daily Group since 2002; served thirteen consecutive years as a Council of Governor of CASBAA, the region’s leading industry based advocacy group that represents over 125 Asia-based corporations to promote multi-channel TV via cable, satellite, broadband, mobile and wireless video networks across the Asia-Pacific; and an advisor to The Media Evangelism, a charitable Christian organisation committed to building a Christian media presence using every modern means of communications.