The MTR Corporation has appointed Mr Wilson Shao to be Managing Director of Ngong Ping 360 Limited with effect from 6 October 2011. Mr Shao is currently the Deputy Managing Director of Ngong Ping 360, a fully-owned subsidiary of the MTR Corporation operating the Ngong Ping Cable Car system and Ngong Ping Village.
“Wilson is a seasoned veteran in the travel and transport industries. His wealth of experience and dedicated efforts over the last four years in promoting Ngong Ping 360 have helped to make it one of Hong Kong’s most popular tourist attractions,” said Mr Morris Cheung, Chairman of Ngong Ping 360. “With his understanding of the product and the market, I look to Wilson to take Ngong Ping 360 to new heights.”
A member of the UK Chartered Institute of Marketing, Mr Shao has 30 years of international marketing and management experience in the travel and transport industries, having worked in a number of airlines and rail transport before joining Ngong Ping 360 in 2007. He will be taking over from Mr Y T Li, who retires on 5 October 2011.
“I would like to thank YT for the excellent job he has done in building up Ngong Ping 360’s reputation in the international tourism market, especially in the Mainland of China, achieving a healthy growth in visitor numbers since he took over the reins in July 2009,”
Mr Cheung said. “Always energetic and innovative, I am sure YT will never be short on excitement as he turns his attention to the pursuit of his personal goals. I wish him all the very best in his retirement.”
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