- Laurence Russell
MEASAT COO Yau Chyong Lim named Satellite Executive of the Year at the 2022 APSCC Awards in Seoul
Yau Chyong Lim, Chief Operating Officer (COO) of MEASAT Global Berhad, was recognised by the Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC), with the 2022 Satellite Executive of the Year in the Asia Pacific award at the 2022 APSCC Awards Ceremony in Seoul, South Korea yesterday. The award recognises outstanding leadership achievements by an industry executive and lasting impact from those achievements in the satellite and space industry.
“I am deeply honoured by this recognition from the APSCC. This award motivates me and my colleagues in MEASAT to work harder and contribute more to Malaysia and the satellite industry as a whole. There are so many people behind this achievement. I would like to thank the team at MEASAT, the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia and the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission for their continuous support throughout the journey. Thank you also to Hughes Network Systems for nominating me for this award,” said Yau Chyong Lim, Chief Operating Officer of MEASAT.
Leading the team in driving MEASAT forward With more than 25 years in the satellite industry, Yau has played a critical role in transforming MEASAT from a video-based broadcast platform provider and bandwidth leasing company to a full-service broadband solutions company. Under his leadership, MEASAT has expanded its role as Malaysia’s key rural broadband service provider through its CONNECTme NOW satellite broadband service.
Recently, Yau led the MEASAT team towards the successful launch of the multi-mission MEASAT-3d satellite, providing unrivalled in-orbit satellite redundancy for DTH, broadcasting and telecommunications services for the region, as well as broadband speed up to 100 Mbps throughout Malaysia including areas with limited or no terrestrial coverage. This year’s award continues a proud heritage of MEASAT personnel receiving recognition from the APSCC. Previously, Dr Ali R. Ebadi, then MEASAT’s Senior Vice President for Space Systems Development, received the APSCC Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 and an APSCC Special Award in 2008. In addition, budding engineers from the company have won the APSCC Young Talent Award in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
The APSCC is a non-profit international association representing all sectors of satellite and space-related industries, aiming to promote communications and broadcasting via satellite as well as outer space activities in the Asia Pacific for the socioeconomic and cultural welfare of the region. The awards are held in conjunction with the annual APSCC Satellite Conference and Exhibition.