2017 Forum programme

Fahai Yao
 Fahai Yao

Vice President
China Satellite Communications Co. Ltd.


Yao Fahai is the Vice-President of China Satellite Communications Co., Ltd. (China Satcom). He is mainly responsible for satellite spectrum management, traffic operation, satellite control and related technology research, and was also in charge of satellite project construction, satellite ground system construction and project risk management during the past years.

Yao has held a number of domestic commissioner and management positions in Telecommunications such as member of satellite special committee of Chinainstitute of communications, executive director of China Association of Communication Enterprises and so on. In addition, he won lots of significant national science and technology award, management award and China space found due to his outstanding contributions.

Prior to his current assignment, he was the Vice-President of China Direct Broadcast Satellite Co., Ltd (CHINA DBSAT). During that time, he guided the construction of the first direct broadcast satellite program of China and cultivated an experienced andprofessional team to ensure traffic monitoring and satellite control operation is well implemented in a multi-satellite operating scenario. He had also acted as the Vice-President of China Orient Telecomm Satellite company (China Orient). Under his leadership, the first Chinese imported satellite project from Lockheed Martin of USA was successful completed and since then the company's business was entered into rapid development phase.

Yao holds a Bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from Tianjin University and hold a Master’s degree in digital signal processing of telecommunication in China.