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Vicky Wong

Paul Chan

Sara Cheung

Alison Yeung

Preston Lai

Paulus Chau

 

Captain Ip

Catherine Chan

Fred Ho

Alan Wong

Kelvin Chan

Helen Cheung

Vicky Wong
Senior Communications Systems Engineer

  • If you could launch anything into outer space, what would it be?

    I would launch a movable Robot into outer space, which has to be extra durable, have a camera installed and can be remotely controlled. Then I can control the Robot, move it around and watch the spectacular outer space view from the earth.

     

    I’ve joined AsiaSat twice, the first time as a one year student trainee and the second time as a permanent staff. I chose to rejoin AsiaSat after graduation because I have had a good time during the trainee period and I really like the multinational working environment here. I’ve learnt a lot from my colleagues, especially from my previous Norwegian supervisor, who is  always nice, patient and willing to teach. I’ve learnt a lot from him both at technical knowledge and the way of working, which is to be patient and professional. 

Paul Chan
Senior Spacecraft Engineer

  • Who is your greatest inspiration?


    Isaac Newton wrote, "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” We must always learn from others, so that we might be the inspiration for future generations of giants.

    Before permanently joining AsiaSat, I was a student trainee in the Engineering Department where I improved my technical and personal skills. Looking back on my career path, from student trainee to senior satellite control engineer and now spacecraft engineer, I've had many opportunities to grow professionally. If you asked me to go back 10 years and choose my career again, I would definitely make the same decision to join AsiaSat.

Sara Cheung
Senior Customer Affairs Executive

  • What is one interesting fact most people don't know about you?


    I really love animals.

    A strong company with a harmonious working environment is important to me, and that’s why I’ve chosen to work with AsiaSat for the past 14 years. The opportunities I've been given and the coworkers I've been able to interact with really drive me keep improving and growing in my career. While outside of work I love staying active – I enjoy exercising, diving, and travelling. I’m also certified in both Hatha Yoga instruction and as a personal trainer.

Alison Yeung
Communications Systems Engineer

  • If you could launch anything into outer space, what would it be?


    A video camera, to see what a working satellite in orbit really looks like.

    I started working with AsiaSat when I was an Electronic Engineering student at CUHK. During that time my colleagues patiently taught me the technical knowledge and customer service skills I needed to do my job well. After graduation, I naturally decided to return to the AsiaSat family working in the Customer Network Center because I love the challenge and appreciate the investment they’ve made in me as both a person and a colleague.

Preston Lai
Satellite Control Engineer

  • What would you bring with you if you were stuck on a deserted island?


    Definitely the book 'How to Build a Castle with Sand'.

    I’m responsible for performing health analyses, developing software procedures for satellite automation and preparing all health reports. My interest in telecommunications began when I was an Electronic and Computer Engineering student at HKUST, and I joined AsiaSat for the chance to develop that interest into a career. Since joining, I've been able to grow in my knowledge and interest even more than I thought I could. I really love studying satellites, orbit and astronomy, but I also enjoy basketball, reading and playing musical instruments.

Paulus Chau
Senior Manager, Global Accounts

  • What do you enjoy most about your job?


    It's always exciting when you've spent a lot of time fighting for a contract and you finally get it—especially in the more competitive markets. Successes like these remind me of how happy I am in my work.

    I have been with AsiaSat for 12 years now. The exposure I’ve had in dealing with many different companies and people in various markets over the years in the sales and marketing department has been a very unique and valuable experience to me. Every day is different, and I really enjoy working with such a variety of clients and partners.

Captain Ip
Communications Systems Engineer

  • Who is your biggest inspiration?

    Willis Carrier, an American engineer credited with inventing the first modern air conditioner. Make life easier and more convenient should be the target of engineers.

    My responsibility is helping and supporting customers to use our satellites, from link design, ground equipment qualification to on-site troubleshooting. Apart from customer technical support, investigating and studying new technologies is another focus area of my work. In this position, I have experienced many challenges which helped me to grow and develop various personal skills such as problem solving and leadership. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the colleagues for their help.

     

Catherine Chan
Internal Audit Manager

  • Who is your greatest inspiration?


    Jesus teaches me love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. All these characters are applicable in my daily life and working environment, which I thrive on interacting with individuals from different departments, companies and all walks of life. These characteristics further assist me in achieving the company’s brand values of Ever Bettering Ourselves, Partnering, Being Dependable and Zealously Committed.

    I joined AsiaSat in February 2009 right after the Chinese New Year Holidays. Since then every day has been thrilling in my professional life and I'm still enthralled with the many new things that can happen moving forward. I'm so thankful I started this job when I got the offer instead of going to vacation as originally planned during that holiday.

Fred Ho
Director, Technical Operations

  • Who is your greatest inspiration?


    My university maths professor inspired me to challenge myself and always follow my passions.

    When I joined AsiaSat in 1989 our first satellite was still undergoing final testing and the construction of Stanley Earth Station was competing with launch day. In the past 25 years I’ve seen AsiaSat grow both in the number of satellites as well as knowledge and expertise.

    I now have many responsibilities covering a wide variety of segments with a dedicated team of engineers and professional staff who make my work both interesting and rewarding. Despite having worked here for over 25 years, it feels more like 25 very enjoyable months.

Alan Wong
Manager, Sales Solutions

  • Who is your biggest inspiration?


    My parents always told me to put myself in others' shoes – that others may not always think how I think and that it's not necessary for everyone to agree 100% of the time.

    I've found my parents' advice has offered me a useful perspective throughout my career. My professional program managers and I manage all of AsiaSat's sales projects, from pre-sales to post-sales stages, where the abilities to learn quickly, be proactive, have an ever-better attitude and understand the needs of others are essential to managing a successful project and exceeding customers’ expectations in our cutting-edge satellite industry.

Kelvin Chan
Customer Network Engineer

  • Who is your biggest inspiration

    I am inspired by some authors in popular science when I was young. They made me curious about science and technology until now. Of which I was most fascinated by Simon Singh's "The Code Book", the amazing stories of Alan Turing and the Enigma machine in World War II.

    I joined AsiaSat as a student trainee when I was an undergraduate. Since that year I have learnt a wide range of knowledge about the satellite and its operations. I could never forget 5 August 2014 - The launch day of AsiaSat 8.  It was the first time I watched a live rocket launch. I was at the office with some colleagues, with live webcast and countdown clocks, and was able to witness the breathtaking launch of the Falcon 9 rocket and the exciting moment when we started to receiving satellite telemetry of AsiaSat 8 a few minutes after the launch. I'm so glad AsiaSat was my first choice of work when I finished university, and I'm grateful my job duty would make a difference and contribute much to human society. 

Helen Cheung
Senior Legal Counsel

  • What is one interesting fact most people don't know about you?

    I have a Rwandan name, “Mahoro”, which means “peace”. I’ve been on Christian mission trips to Rwanda in East Africa for 8 years in a row, each trip for about 2 weeks.  Rwanda is a country with people and history that have been teaching me a lot about life & death, love triumphing over fear, peace over war, forgiveness over hatred, reconciliation over segregation, light over darkness, and many more…

    Before joining AsiaSat, I worked in law firms and was on a path to specialize in one main legal field while advising clients across all industries around the world.  After becoming AsiaSat's in-house lawyer, I feel like I'm a family GP (general practitioner) with the AsiaSat family as my one single client, advising all family members on any and everything that has legal elements of any kind.  And as a team, we serve our customers worldwide.  I enjoy the broad variety of work and the connection with many nationalities.  And I love being closely knit into all aspects of our business and growing together in this family.