Chief Executive Officer

Job Description


Job Responsibilities

The CEO is the executive head taking full responsibility for the operation of ASTRI. He/She is also the Director of the Hong Kong Branch of the Chinese National Engineering Research Centre for Application Specific Integrated Circuit System. The CEO works under the delegated authority of the Board of Directors and reports to it. His/Her major responsibilities are to: (a) formulate effective strategies, business plans and technology roadmaps for the realisation of ASTRI’s public mission; (b) provide strong leadership in the development of ASTRI as an organisation of technological and management excellence; (c) build ASTRI’s R&D capability, uphold the quality of project proposals and deliverables, develop and manage ASTRI’s high-impact R&D programmes, and attract high calibre researchers to join ASTRI in these endeavours; (d) implement an effective strategy for driving the commercialization / realisation of R&D results; (e) develop a management structure and implement management practices of a high standard in relation to risk management, corporate governance and public accountability; (f) achieve the key performance indicators and other targets set by the Board of Directors; (g) engage industry, universities and industry support organisations in Hong Kong to create synergy and optimise ASTRI’s contribution; and (h) manage the day-to-day operation of ASTRI so that it has a motivated work force and is operating within budgets.  


The CEO should be a person of high calibre and should possess the following attributes/qualifications: (a) Significant experience in leadership positions with P&L accountabilities, in multi-disciplinary, multinational companies/business organisations where the development, application and commercialisation of technologies is a key driver of success; (b) Proven people management, stakeholder engagement and resource allocation skills; (c) Strong management skills and rich experience in strategic business development and marketing; (d) While deep specialist knowledge in any particular technology is not required, a higher degree in science and technology will be highly desirable; (e) Excellent knowledge and understanding of global technological and market trends with a good network of contacts in business and technology circles in Hong Kong, Mainland China, and internationally; (f) Ability to work with multiple stakeholders effectively, including but not limited to the Board, government officials, staff, industrial/technological communities, business, financial, academic and public sectors, as well as the media; (g) Passion for and belief in innovation and technological development in Hong Kong, with a deep desire to make it happen; and (h) Knowledge of the Chinese language (Putonghua and Cantonese) is useful.


ASTRI is being represented in this search by Asianet Consultants Ltd. Please submit nominations or applications on or before 11 September 2017 to:

Mr. Peter Liu
Managing Director, Asianet Consultants Ltd.
702-705, 7/F Wilson House, 19 – 27 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong
Email: [email protected]