Age 56, Executive Director and Chairman of the Company, in charge of the overall management of the Company, joined the Board of Directors of the Company in March 2019. He is currently the Chairman of CMCC and a director and the Chairman of China Mobile Communication Co., Ltd. (“CMC”). Mr. Yang formerly served as Deputy Director General of Shanxi Posts and Telecommunications Administration, General Manager of Shanxi Telecommunications Corporation, Vice President of China Telecom Beijing Research Institute, General Manager of Business Department of the Northern Telecom of former China Telecommunications Corporation, President and Chairman of China Telecommunications Corporation, and President and Chief Operating Officer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China Telecom Corporation Limited. Mr. Yang graduated from the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications majoring in radio engineering in 1984 and obtained a doctorate degree in business administration from the ESC Rennes School of Business, France in 2008. Mr. Yang is a professor-level senior engineer with extensive experience in management and telecommunications industry.