Company Profile

NGSC Limited (B07.SI) is an investment holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the Group is engaged in the business of providing satellite-based services to a variety of industries including educational and financial institutions in the People’s Republic of China (PRC), telecommunications services in rural areas of the PRC and Indonesia, and data centre services in Indonesia.

The Group’s present operations comprise three core businesses:

  • Sale of satellite communications equipment and provision of satellite-based communication services.

  • Building, operating and leasing of base station controllers for universal service obligation (USO) sites to enable telecommunication services in remote areas.

  • Provision of international network and engineering services.

The Company's vision is to become a leading satellite communications and telecommunication solutions service provider in Asia. The Group will continue to seek business opportunities in the region.

Board of Directors

  • Dr Michael Kuan-Chi Sun
    Executive Director

    Dr Michael Sun was appointed to the Board in March 2014. Dr Sun worked with the Hughes Network Systems, LLC (and together with its subsidiaries, ”Hughes Group”) for more than 20 years, before taking up his current position as CEO of HughesNet China, a joint venture between NGSC and Hughes Group. Dr Sun is credited with the establishment of Hughes’ operations in China and its development into a dominant supplier of very small aperture terminal (“VSAT”) systems, with customers in almost every major government organisation in China. Prior to working for Hughes, Dr Sun was employed by General Electric Information Systems (“GE”), where he was responsible for marketing and development of GE’s centralised time-sharing information network service.

    Before GE, Dr Sun worked for Sprint Telenet as Senior Director, Network Design. Dr Sun started his career with Computer Sciences Corporation where he was a senior program analyst supporting NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.

    Dr Sun received his PhD in Physical Chemistry from Georgetown University in 1976. He also holds a MSc in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University, an MBA from Marymount University of Virginia and a BSc from National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan in 1970.

  • Sri Tjintawati Hartanto
    Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

    Madam Sri Tjintawati Hartanto was appointed to the Board in January 2009. She is a non-executive director who supports the Company in its affairs on a “when-needed” basis. Madam Hartanto also provides an oversight over the Group’s current business in Indonesia. She possesses more than 20 years of experience in accounting, finance and administration.

    Madam Hartanto graduated with a Bachelor of Accountancy from Surabaya University in Indonesia. She was born and educated in Indonesia, and is currently a permanent resident in Hong Kong.

  • Wang Xiao Zhen
    Non-Executive Non-Independent Director

    Madam Wang was appointed to the Board in May 2020. Madam Wang holds over 30 years of working experience in China's telecommunications industry. Prior to her appointment, Madam Wang was the Deputy General Manager and Senior Engineer of the network operation department of China Telecom Co., Ltd. Satellite Communications Branch from April 2009 to July 2019.

    From October 1987 to January 1992, she served as a Project Manager and Engineer at the Data Communication Institute of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. Subsequently, she served as a Senior Project Manager and Senior Engineer in Newbridge Corporation of Canada from February 1992 to October 1999; a Director and Senior Engineer of the Internet and E-Commerce Department of China United Network Communications Group Co., Ltd. from February 2000 to May 2006; and as a Deputy General Manager, Senior Engineer from May 2006 to April 2009 at the Network of China Satellite Communications Corporation.

    Madam Wang obtained her Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications in July 1987. She further obtained an ITSM graduation certificate and an international ITIL foundation certificate from HPCEIBS in October 2003.

  • Ong Tiang Lock
    Lead Independent Director

    Mr Ong Tiang Lock was appointed to the Board in May 2020. Prior to his appointment, Mr Ong was the Chief Operating Officer of Kingkey Financial International (Holdings) Limited, a company listed on the mainboard of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange from April 2017 to March 2020 and was responsible for the Human Resources, Information Technology and day-to-day operations.

    Mr Ong has more than 30 years of experience in accounting, banking and finance in Hong Kong SAR, China, Singapore, Malaysia and the USA. He began his career with an international accounting firm with postings in Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur and New York with the Financial Services Group. He has also previously held senior positions in various listed companies in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore

    Mr Ong is a fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a fellow of the Association of Certified Chartered Accountants, a Chartered Accountant of the Malaysian Institute of Accountants, a member of the Malaysian Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute. Mr Ong holds a Master's degree in Business Administration (with distinction) from the University of Hull.

  • Chew Chin Wee
    Independent Director

    Mr Chew is a trained CPA and has a career in finance roles with medtech and hospital groups. He is currently Executive Director and Financial Controller of ResMed's Asia business unit in Singapore. Mr Chew is also on the board of a chain of aesthetic treatment centers.

    Mr Chew holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Singapore and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

  • Ng Yoke Ping, Pauline
    Independent Director

    Ms Pauline Ng was appointed as an independent director of the Company on 6 July 2020. Ms Ng was formerly a Partner of Allen & Gledhill LLP, where she specialised in mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and restructurings, as well as corporate governance, regulatory and compliance.

    She has over 18 years of experience with transactions in Singapore and across the Asia Pacific region, advising listed corporations, private equity and sovereign wealth funds, and private corporates across a broad range of industries, including shipping, transportation and logistics, real estate, pharmaceuticals, banking and securities, hospitality, information technology and education. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) from the National University of Singapore.

Key Management

  • Koit Ven Jee
    Financial Controller

    Mr Koit joined the Group in August 2012 and was appointed as Regional Finance Manager in February 2014.  In December 2016, he was appointed as Financial Controller and is responsible for the Group’s overall finance and accounting functions (the Company and its subsidiaries), including risk compliance and reporting functions in accordance with the Singapore laws and regulations.

    Mr Koit has over 14 years of experience in the areas of financial and management accounting, taxation and including audit and assurance.  Prior to joining the Group, he was with audit firms such as Crowe Horwath First Trust LLP, BDO LLP, Baker Tilly Malaysia and Crowe Horwath Malaysia, providing audit services to a broad range of clients including technology, manufacturing, trading, construction, shipping, as well as other private and public-listed companies.

    Mr Koit has obtained his professional accountancy qualification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and is a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.