HONG KONG, July 10, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As the first commercial aerospace company in hong kong, Hong Kong Aerospace Technology Group (01725. HK) recently showcased its R&D achievements at the InnoMark exhibition, attracting the attention of many media and institutions. The Group published an announcement on July 5, 2022 regarding the appointment of new directors and the establishment of new committees, and the news sparked heated discussions in the industry. According to the announcement, Dr. Othman has been appointed Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the International Cooperation Committee; and Mr. Niu Aimin was appointed non-executive director and member-secretary of the International Cooperation Committee with effect from the date of the announcement. It is known that the creation of the International Cooperation Committee aims to promote cooperation between the Group and international organizations, while providing professional advice for the Group’s business development.
Both Dr. Othman and Mr. Niu Aimin have extensive experience in the aerospace industry. Dr. Othman was the founding Director General of the National Space Agency (ANGKASA), laying the foundations of space exploration for Malaysia; she led the National Astronaut Program which saw the launch of the first Malaysian to the International Space Station in 2007. She was responsible for the launch of Malaysia’s remote sensing satellites: TiungSAT and RazakSAT, was appointed Director of the United Nations Office for Space Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in Vienna and served as Deputy Director General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV) in June 2009.
Between 2017 and 2021, Dr. Othman was Director of the Regional Office of the International Scientific Council (ISC) for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP). As for Mr. Aimin Niuhe has undertaken international cooperation in the field of space technology and its applications as well as space exploration since 1998. He held the leadership positions at BeiDou International Cooperation Center between 2021 and 2022 and respectively held the position Senior Expert and Scientific Affairs Officer (P4) for the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) from 2011 to 2014 and from 2017 to 2020.
Hong Kong Aerospace Technology Group is committed to leading the commercial aerospace industry in hong kong and creating an ecological chain serving the global commercial aerospace industry. The group recently moved into the Advanced Manufacturing Center (AMC) located in Tseung Kwan O Industrial Zone, setting up that of Hong Kong first satellite manufacturing center; a 180,000 square foot satellite operations, applications and data monitoring and control center for the manufacture of the first operational satellites in 2022.
As an important element of the corporate governance structure, the professionalism of the new directors will continue to improve the level of corporate governance, help the Group to strengthen its international expertise in manufacturing technologies, measurement and control of satellites and to promote the development of cooperation between HKATG and world-class organizations to capture the rapid growth of the aerospace industry, contribute to the strengthening of international influence and drive the future development of the Group.
It is reported that the HKATG will continue to invite aerospace experts from all over the world to join the Group, to bring together highly professional talents under one roof. At the same time, the Group has signed strategic cooperation agreements with several local universities to provide a career platform for more local space graduates by exploiting the opportunity of commercial satellite manufacturing. In the future, the Group will continue to recruit international professionals to combine with the training of local talents to drive more innovative achievements, encourage young people to join the industry, as well as foster the development of reindustrialization in hong kong.
SOURCE Hong Kong Aerospace Technology Group