<p><span style="color: #ffffff; font-size: 18pt;"><strong>HKBN Accelerates Transformation with Key Appointments of Chief Financial Officer, Chief Talent Officer and Chief Transformation Officer</strong></span></p>

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HKBN Accelerates Transformation with Key Appointments of Chief Financial Officer, Chief Talent Officer and Chief Transformation Officer

(Hong Kong – 14 September 2023) HKBN Ltd. ("HKBN" or “The Group”; SEHK stock code: 1310) today announced the strategic appointment of three elite leaders to drive the ongoing solidification of its position as a comprehensive ICT Powerhouse: Derek Yue as Chief Financial Officer, Catherine Cheng as Chief Talent Officer, and Kenneth She as Chief Transformation Officer, effective immediately. These appointments underscore HKBN's commitment to building a strong financial foundation, attracting the right talent, and fostering a forward-looking mindset for its transformation.


NiQ Lai, HKBN Co-Owner and Group CEO, said, “Since our Initial Public Offering in 2015, HKBN has experienced remarkable revenue growth, soaring from HK$2.3 billion to HK$11.6 billion in FY2022. We are highly adaptive and responsive, swiftly catering to the evolving needs of consumers, customers, and stakeholders. With Derek, Catherine and Kenneth’s experience in driving change and their commitment to our unique Co-Ownership culture, they will play a crucial role in propelling us to new heights of growth."


Derek Yue, an esteemed HKBN Co-owner, brings over three decades of diverse industry experiences spanning technology, FMCG, healthcare, and logistics. As the Chief Financial Officer, Derek will provide leadership to the Finance team, overseeing all aspects of finance and accounting functions within the group. His primary responsibilities include driving the achievement of the company’s business goals, enhancing operational efficiency and excellence, and providing valuable expertise in strategic planning and implementation to facilitate the company’s continuous profitable growth and expansion endeavours.


Catherine Cheng, a future HKBN Co-Owner assumes the pivotal role of Chief Talent Officer. At her new role, she will drive the people strategy to fortify HKBN’s position as an integrated ICT Powerhouse. With specialised expertise in both the HR and IT industries, Catherine brings over 25 years of experience in leadership positions. With a proven track record in delivering business results and leading change, Catherine's extensive experience in multinational technology corporations and large local listed System Integrators enables her to leverage best practices and tailor models that align with HKBN's business development.


Kenneth She, a seasoned leader with a wealth of experience in the technology and innovation sector, has taken the role of Chief Transformation Officer. In this role, Kenneth will spearhead innovation efforts and lead the organization's transformation strategy. Leveraging his expertise, he will identify and implement disruptive business models and strategic initiatives to propel HKBN's evolution as an industry leader.


To learn more about our Chief Financial Officer and Chief Talent Officer, please visit here for their detailed biographies; To learn more about our Chief Transformation Officer, please visit here.


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