Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited (AsiaSat) has announced the appointment of Zhang Yan as its new Vice President, China, took over the responsibility of Zhang Hai Ming as he retired on 1 May 2016.
Yan started working with AsiaSat in 2008 as the Chief Representative of AsiaSat Beijing Office and General Manager of CITICSat, AsiaSat’s partner in China. She will assume all responsibilities previously held by Ming, and lead the team to continue to serve existing customers and develop new business in the China market. She will also maintain our close working relationship with CITICSat, who holds the exclusive right to market AsiaSat’s transponder capacity in China. Ming will take on a consultancy role to continue to serve AsiaSat.
William Wade, President and Chief Executive Officer of AsiaSat said, “We welcome Zhang Yan to an expanding role to grow our business and enhance our customer services in China. Over the past years, Zhang Yan has made considerable contributions to our satellite business in China, notably our recent successful re-entry into the video market there. I trust Zhang Yan’s strong leadership, along with her wealth of expertise, marketing and customer service experience will lead our strong China team to new heights.”
He added, “On behalf of AsiaSat, I would like to thank Hai Ming for his years of dedicated service and the significant contribution he has made to our Company. I am pleased that Hai Ming is assuming a new consultancy role and will be working closely with Zhang Yan to ensure a seamless handover.”
Yan has over 22 years of experience in the satellite industry with various management positions, covering areas in engineering, sales and marketing. Prior to joining AsiaSat, she worked for a satellite operator for more than 15 years. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, majoring in Image Transmission and Processing, and an Executive Master’s Degree in Business Administration, both from Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications.