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Management Committee


An eclectic group of experienced executives

Between the late 70s and mid 90s, six teenagers from Hong Kong, Australia, and England began their paths of convergence. Two teenagers dreamt of turning pro in tennis and in gambling; one dreamt of Tour de France glory, and two others dreamed of academic accomplishment as an engineer, and as a mathematician. The leader of this pack, notably, aspired to become a policeman fending off bullies in a rough neighbourhood.

The six teenagers honed their skills in their respective fields over the following decades and eventually brought all to bear on Hong Kong Broadband Network as the Management Committee.

William YEUNG
William YEUNG
Executive Vice-chairman
‘A Giving, Objective listening Dad’

William lives and breathes the telecommunications industry. Shortly after starting out as a police inspector, William realised his passion was in customer engagement and operational efficiency.

William lives and breathes the telecommunications industry. Shortly after starting out as a police inspector, William realised his passion was in customer engagement and operational efficiency. William's telecommunications career began with Tricom in Hong Kong, and was followed by a role as Director of Customers Division at SmarTone Mobile Communications Limited. He joined HKBN in 2005 as Chief Operating Officer and was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer in 2008. He then became Executive Vice-chairman in September 2018. William holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Hong Kong Baptist University, a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Strathclyde, U.K., and a Master of Science Degree in Electronic Commerce and Internet Computing from The University of Hong Kong. In 2010, William was recognised as a Champion of Human Resources by The Hong Kong HRM Awards. William is one of our proud Co-Owners.

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Ni Quiaque (NiQ) LAI
Ni Quiaque (NiQ) LAI
Chief Executive Officer
‘Leave HKBN stronger than when I joined it. Leave this world a better place than when I entered it’

NiQ joined HKBN in 2004 and has rich experience in the telecommunications, research and finance industries. NiQ was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in 2006, Chief Talent & Financial Officer in 2016 and Group Chief Operating Officer in 2017. He took the helm as Chief Executive Officer in September 2018, leading about 3,000 HKBN Talents to deliver world-class products and services to make our Hong Kong a better place to live.

NiQ joined HKBN in 2004 and has rich experience in the telecommunications, research and finance industries. NiQ was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in 2006, Chief Talent & Financial Officer in 2016 and Group Chief Operating Officer in 2017. He took the helm as Chief Executive Officer in September 2018, leading about 3,000 HKBN Talents to deliver world-class products and services to make our Hong Kong a better place to live. NiQ is passionate about developing HKBN Talents because he believes if you get the people right, the company will do great. Prior to joining HKBN, NiQ was an analyst and the Director and Head of Asia Telecom Research for Credit Suisse, where he was involved in numerous global fund raising initiatives for Asian telecom carriers. In his youth, NiQ aspired to be a professional tennis player but a lack of sporting talent diverted him into the corporate track instead. NiQ holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Western Australia, and an Executive Master of Business Administration Degree from Kellogg-HKUST, Hong Kong. NiQ is a Fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) and CPA Australia. In March 2016, he was recognised as Best CFO by FinanceAsia Survey of Asia's Best Companies 2016 (Hong Kong). NiQ is one of our proud Co-Owners.

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Eric HO
Eric HO
Chief Information Officer
‘Be Happy’

Eric is a curiously happy individual. By day Eric is entrusted by HKBN to develop a world-class IT strategy and to optimise business support and processes through IT system development, integration and management.

Eric is a curiously happy individual. By day Eric is entrusted by HKBN to develop a world-class IT strategy and to optimise business support and processes through IT system development, integration and management. By night, Eric dreams of visiting mysterious places like the Potala Palace, Nazca Lines and witnessing great animal migrations. Prior to joining HKBN, Eric was Head of IT and Service Platform at SmarTone Mobile Communications Limited, and before that, he held senior IT positions at Huawei Software Technology, Emperor International Holdings, Westpac, CSL and Bank of America. Eric was recognised as Medium Enterprise CIO of the Year by Computerworld Hong Kong and CIO Connect in 2013. Eric holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Science from the University of Hong Kong, a Master Degree in Business Administration Degree from Oklahoma City University, U.S., and a Master in Accountancy Degree from Charles Sturt University, Australia. Eric is one of our proud Co-Owners.

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Billy YEUNG
Billy YEUNG
Chief Operating Officer – Enterprise Solutions
‘Know Your Purpose’

Creating new services is Billy's forte. He modestly describes himself as one of the pioneers of Hong Kong's Internet industry. In 1995, Billy pioneered the Netplus regional Internet backbone for telecommunication carriers in Asia Pacific. While at C&W HKT, Billy developed the Netvigator Internet service.

Creating new services is Billy's forte. He modestly describes himself as one of the pioneers of Hong Kong's Internet industry. In 1995, Billy pioneered the Netplus regional Internet backbone for telecommunication carriers in Asia Pacific. While at C&W HKT, Billy developed the Netvigator Internet service. In 2004, Billy branched out to spearhead Y5Zone in Hong Kong. In nine years, he steered the company to become one of the largest wholesale Wi-Fi suppliers in Hong Kong, which was acquired by HKBN Group Limited in January 2013. To most people in the know, Billy is the godfather of Wi-Fi in Hong Kong. He holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from the University of Birmingham, U.K. Billy is one of our proud Co-Owners.

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Gary MCLAREN
Gary MCLAREN
Chief Technology Officer
‘Never Stop Learning’

“I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious” – not unlike his favourite quote from Albert Einstein, Gary is tirelessly passionate in all his pursuits as an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) specialist.

“I have no special talent, I am only passionately curious” – not unlike his favourite quote from Albert Einstein, Gary is tirelessly passionate in all his pursuits as an Information and Communication Technology (ICT) specialist. A native of Australia, Gary has over 30 years of experience in bringing new digital technologies to market with a specialised focus on broadband network development. He has worked in Australia, Germany, Singapore and now Hong Kong, where he is leading HKBN’s cutting edge technology deployments. Prior to joining HKBN, he was CTO of NBN Co and held senior corporate executive positions at technology startups (Utiba Pte, Request DSL) and multinationals (Telstra and Siemens). He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Electrical), both from the University of Melbourne. Gary is one of our proud Co-Owners.

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Andrew Wong
Andrew WONG
Chief Financial Officer
‘Connect dots beyond your expertise’

With an unbridled passion for learning, Andrew believes that connecting the dots far away and one day you will realise the benefits from it. As the first ‘home-grown’ Talent to join HKBN’s Management Committee, Andrew leverages over 16 years of auditing and finance experience to guide his leadership of the Group’s finance and investor relations endeavours.

With an unbridled passion for learning, Andrew believes that connecting the dots far away and one day you will realise the benefits from it. As the first ‘home-grown’ Talent to join HKBN’s Management Committee, Andrew leverages over 16 years of auditing and finance experience to guide his leadership of the Group’s finance and investor relations endeavours. Standing out as an agile leader who adapts well to change and is eager to acquire new skills, Andrew’s commitment to sound communications, time management and problem solving has been instrumental in numerous major milestones like the company’s IPO, New World Telecom acquisition and debt re-financing projects. With these qualities, he continues to initiate change and create greater value for HKBN’s sustained growth. Prior to joining HKBN in 2006, Andrew spent five years with KPMG in Hong Kong and acquired extensive experience in working with multinationals. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Law from the University of Manchester in the UK and an Executive Master of Business Administration Degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is also a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Andrew is one of our proud Co-Owners.

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