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Phoenix Media Investment (Holdings) Limited
(Formerly known as Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings Limited)
(Incorporated in the Cayman Islands with limited liability)

Board of Directors       

  • List of Directors and their Role and Function
  • Procedures for Shareholders to Propose a Person for Election as a Director

    Executive Directors
    XU Wei (Chairman)
    SUN Yusheng

    Non-Executive Directors
    HO Chiu King, Pansy Catilina (Vice-chairman)
    SUN Guangqi
    JIAN Qin
    WANG Haixia

    Independent Non-Executive Directors
    LEUNG Hok Lim
    Thaddeus Thomas BECZAK
    FANG Fenglei
    ZHOU Longshan


    Executive Directors

    Mr. XU Wei, aged 55, has been appointed as the Chairman of the board and Executive Director and the chairman of the Risk Management Committee of Phoenix Media Investment (Holdings) Limited ("Company") since 22 June 2021. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and director of certain subsidiaries of the Company.

    Mr. Xu worked in the Shanghai Bureau of Financial Times (FT), served as the director of the news department of Shanghai East Radio, the general manager and editor-in-chief of Shanghai Dragon TV Media Co., Ltd, the spokesman and director of communication and promotion department of the Bureau of Shanghai World Expo Coordination, the director of Information Office of the Shanghai Municipality, and the research fellow and secretary of the Party Committee of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.

    He had served as the spokesman of the Shanghai Municipality for a considerable time (2011-2020).

    Mr. Xu has obtained a bachelor degree of law at international journalism department of Beijing Institute of International Relations, an MBA degree from the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) and a doctor degree of management from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

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    Mr. SUN Yusheng, aged 61, has been appointed as Executive Director and member of the Nomination Committee of the Company since 22 June 2021. He is the Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Editor-in-Chief, Head of Phoenix Chinese Channel and director of certain subsidiaries of the Company including Phoenix New Media Limited ("PNM"), a non-wholly owned subsidiary of the Company whose shares are listed by way of American Depositary Shares on the New York Stock Exchange in the United States. Mr. Sun has served as the chairman of the board of PNM since 21 August 2021. Mr. Sun had served in China Central Television for more than 30 years. He was the vice president, deputy editor-in-chief and was the director of news centre. He has extensive experience in television broadcasting industry. Mr. Sun was the recipient of the State Council Special Allowance and was elected as the vice president of the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union ("ABU") in 2017, the first Chinese to become a senior official of ABU.

    Mr. Sun is a part-time professor at the School of Journalism and Communication at Tsinghua University. He graduated from Jilin University with a bachelor's degree in economics and holds the professional qualification of senior editor granted by the Ministry of Radio, Film and Television, China.

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    Non-Executive Directors

    Ms. HO Chiu King, Pansy Catilina, JP, aged 59, has been appointed as the Vice-chairman of the board and Non-executive Director of the Company since 22 June 2021. She is the group executive chairman, managing director and an executive director of Shun Tak Holdings Limited, and a co-chairperson and an executive director of MGM China Holdings Limited, securities of which are all listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited ("Stock Exchange"). She is also the chairman of the board of directors of Estoril-Sol, SGPS, S.A. which is a Portuguese listed gaming company. She was an independent non-executive director of Sing Tao News Corporation Limited (which is listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange).

    Ms. Ho is a standing committee member of Beijing Municipal Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, an executive president of China Chamber of Tourism and a vice president of China Women's Chamber of Commerce under All-China Federation of Industry & Commerce. She is the chairperson of Hong Kong Federation of Women, a committee member of The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce, the vice president of the board of directors of Macao Chamber of Commerce, the vice chairperson of Macao Convention & Exhibition Association, the president of Beijing-Macau Economic and Cultural Exchange Promotion Association, the chairperson of Global Tourism Economy Research Centre, and a vice chairman and the secretary-general of Global Tourism Economy Forum. She is also an executive committee member of World Travel & Tourism Council and was appointed as a tourism ambassador by the United Nations World Tourism Organization in October 2018.

    Ms. Ho was appointed as a Justice of the Peace and was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on 1 July 2015 and 1 October 2020 respectively. She was bestowed the Medal of Merit - Tourism by the Government of Macau SAR in September 2019.

    Ms. Ho holds a Bachelor's degree in marketing and international business management from Santa Clara University in the United States. She received an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Business Administration from the Johnson and Wales University in May 2007. She was appointed as Honorary Professor of School of Political Communication by the School of Political Communication of Central China Normal University in November 2013. She received an honorary fellowship from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in June 2014 and an honorary university fellowship from the University of Hong Kong in September 2015.

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    Mr. SUN Guangqi, aged 58, has been appointed as the Non-executive Director of the Company since 22 June 2021. He is currently the deputy general manager of Bauhinia Culture Holdings Limited and director of Bauhinia Culture (Hong Kong) Holdings Limited. Mr. Sun previously worked in the Ministry of Finance of the People's Republic of China and served as the deputy director of the Department of Education, Science and Culture of the Ministry of Finance, the supervisor of the Office of the Financial Supervisory Commissioner of the Ministry of Finance in Henan Province, and the director of the Economic Construction Department of the Ministry of Finance. He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, a master's degree in economics from Beihang University and a doctorate degree in management from Hebei University of Technology.

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    Mr. JIAN Qin, aged 56, has been appointed as the Non-executive Director and member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company since 16 November 2018 and 20 August 2021 respectively. He is currently the deputy general manager of China Mobile Communications Group Co., Ltd. and the director and deputy general manager of China Mobile Communication Company Limited. Mr. Jian is principally in charge of marketing, customer service, online service and content aggregation production of China Mobile.

    Mr. Jian previously served as deputy director of Jiangxi Nanchang Telecommunications Bureau, general manager of China Mobile Nanchang Branch, director and deputy general manager of China Mobile Jiangxi Branch, chairman and general manager of China Mobile Jiangxi Branch, China Mobile Sichuan Branch and China Mobile Guangdong Branch.

    Mr. Jian graduated from Beijing Universit y of Posts and Telecommunications, received a master's degree from School of Management, University at Buffalo and a doctoral degree from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics. He is a senior engineer with over 30 years of experience in the telecommunication industry.

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    Ms. WANG Haixia, aged 48, has been appointed as Non-executive Director and member of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Company since 19 March 2021. She has been the deputy chief executive officer of Bank of China Group Investment Limited ("BOCGI") since November 2020 and the non-executive director of SciClone Pharmaceuticals (Holdings) Limited since 16 June 2021. Before joining BOCGI, Ms. Wang held various positions in Bank of China from March 1999 to October 2020, including the deputy general manager of the digital platform center of the personal digital banking product department from August 2019 to October 2020, and senior product manager and deputy general manager of the e-finance department from May 2015 to August 2019. Ms. Wang holds a master degree.

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    Independent Non-Executive Directors

    Mr. LEUNG Hok Lim, aged 86, has been appointed as Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 21 January 2005, and is also a member of Audit, Nomination, Remuneration and Risk Management Committees of the Company. Mr. Leung is a retired member of CPA Australia, a member of the Macau Society of Certified Practising Accountants and a fellow member of The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong. Mr. Leung is the founder and senior partner of PKF. Mr. Leung is the independent non-executive director of High Fashion International Limited. Mr. Leung was previously an independent non-executive director of Fujian Holding Limited until December 2018 and an independent non-executive director of S E A Holdings Limited until 28 May 2021. He was also a director of PKF Hong Kong Limited until 20 August 2020.

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    Mr. Thaddeus Thomas BECZAK, aged 71, has been appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 11 March 2005. He is also the chairman of Audit and Nomination Committees, and a member of Remuneration and Risk Management Committees of the Company. Mr. Beczak is currently an independent nonexecutive director of Pacific Online Limited (also acted as member of its audit committee, nomination committee and remuneration committee). He was also an independent non-executive director of Singapore Exchange Limited (also acted as member of its risk management committee and regulatory conflicts committee) until 24 September 2020, and an independent non-executive director of MUFG Securities Asia (Singapore) Limited and MUFG Securities Asia Limited until 7 January 2020.

    Mr. Beczak is a graduate of Columbia University (M.B.A.) and Georgetown University (B.S.F.S.). He is a member of the Board of Advisors of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown.

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    Mr. FANG Fenglei, aged 70, has been appointed as an Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 13 March 2013, and is currently the chairman of HOPU INVESTMENTS and a director of Goldman Sachs Gaohua Securities Company Limited. Mr. Fang previously served as a deputy chief executive officer of China International Capital Corporation Limited and chief executive officer of both BOC International Holdings Limited and ICEA Finance Holdings Limited. Mr. Fang was also a non-executive and non-independent director and member of the Investment Committee of Global Logistic Properties Holdings Limited, the securities of which are listed on the Mainboard of Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited, non-executive director of China Mengniu Dairy Company Limited and an independent non-executive director of Central China Real Estate Limited. Mr. Fang holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Sun Yat-sen University.

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    Mr. ZHOU Longshan, aged 61, has been appointed as the Independent Non-executive Director of the Company since 20 August 2021. He was the Assistant General Manager of China Resources (Holdings) Company Limited from October 2011 to November 2020. He has been re-designated as a non-executive director of China Resources Cement Holdings Limited ("CR Cement") since December 2020, and was an executive director of CR Cement from March 2003 to December 2020, the chairman of the board and the chairman of the executive committee of CR Cement from October 2011 to December 2020, and the chief executive officer of CR Cement from August 2008 to October 2011. He was the vice chairman of the China Building Materials Federation and the vice chairman of the China Cement Association. Mr. Zhou obtained a bachelor's degree in economics from the Jilin Finance and Trade Institute, China in 1983. He joined China Resources Group in 1984, and has over 30 years' experience in international trade and corporate management.

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    updated as per Annual Report 2021


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