Board of Directors
Mr. Chuan WangChairman
Mr. Chuan Wang has been a director of our company since March 2014 and elected as our Chairman in December 2017. Mr. Wang is a co-founder of Xiaomi Technology, where he has served as its vice president since 2012, and president of Xiaomi China since December 2018. He is also the founder of Beijing Duokan Technology Co., Ltd., where he has served as its chief executive officer since its inception of business in 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Wang was the general manager of Beijing Thunder Stone Digital Technology Co., Ltd. since 1997. Mr. Wang received his bachelor of science degree from Beijing University of Technology in China in 1993.Chairman of the Board
Mr. Sean Shenglong ZouCo-Founder and Director
Mr. Sean Shenglong Zou is our co-founder and Director and had been our chief executive officer and chairman since our inception in February 2005. Mr. Zou is an expert in distributed computing. Mr. Zou pioneered the theory of content-based multimedia indexing technology and resource discovery network that provides time-saving online experience for internet users and has led our company to revolutionize traditional internet acceleration by the technology and network. Mr. Zou received a master’s degree in computer science from Duke University in the U.S. in 1998 and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1997.
Mr. Hao ChengCo-Founder and Director
Mr. Hao Cheng is our co-founder and has been our director since our inception in February 2005. Mr. Cheng also served as the executive director of Xunlei Games Development (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd. from February 2010 to January 2016 and as the general manager of the same company from February 2010 to January 2016. Prior to joining us, Mr. Cheng managed the products, services, marketing and sales of the corporate search team at Baidu, Inc. Mr. Cheng received a master’s degree in computer science from Duke University in the U.S. in 1999 and a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Nankai University in China in 1997. In January 2016, Mr. Hao Cheng resigned from all executive positions at the company. He remains as a member of the board of directors of our company.
Mr. Lei ChenDirector
Mr. Lei Chen has been our chief executive officer since July 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Chen served as our co-chief executive officer and chief technology officer. He joined the Company in November 2014. Prior to joining us, Mr. Chen was the chief executive officer of Tencent Cloud Computing (Beijing) Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tencent Holdings Limited, or Tencent, where he spearheaded Tencent’s cloud computing, open platform and social advertisement efforts. He joined Tencent in 2010. Before becoming the chief executive officer of Tencent Cloud Computing (Beijing) Ltd., he served as manager of Tencent’s cloud platform division and deputy general manager of its open platform and social advertising platform divisions. Mr. Chen also worked at Google and Microsoft before joining Tencent, creating data storage and e-commerce applications. Mr. Chen holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science and technology from Tsinghua University, and a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin.
Mr. Qin LiuDirector
Mr. Qin Liu has been a director of our company since September 2005. Mr. Liu is a director of the controlling general partner of Morningside China TMT Fund I, L.P., Morningside China TMT Fund II, L.P., Morningside China TMT Fund III, L.P., Morningside China TMT Special Opportunity Fund, L.P. and Morningside China TMT Fund III Co-investment, L.P., which we refer to collectively as the Morningside Funds, and has been a director of Morningside Venture Capital Limited, the investment manager of the Morningside Funds. Mr. Liu has served as a director in YY Inc., a Nasdaq-listed company since June 2008, and also serves as director in several non-public portfolio companies of the fund. From 2000 through 2008, Mr. Liu worked at Morningside IT Management Services (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. and established its print media business and served as publisher of The Bund, an upscale lifestyle weekly publication. Mr. Liu received a master’s degree in business administration, or MBA, from China Europe International Business School in 1999 and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Beijing Science & Technology University in 1993.
Mr. Feng HongDirector
Mr. Feng Hong has been a director of our company since April 2014. Mr. Hong is a co-founder of Beijing Xiaomi Technology Company Limited, or Xiaomi Technology, and has been a vice president since its inception. From 2006 to 2010, Mr. Hong held various product and engineering management roles in Google. Prior to that, from 2001 to 2005, Mr. Hong worked at Siebel as a software engineer. Mr. Hong received his master’s degree in computer science from Purdue University in 2001 and his bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China in 1999.
Mr. Tao ZouDirector
Mr. Tao Zou currently serves as an executive director and the chief executive officer of Kingsoft Corporation Limited (the “Kingsoft”), which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 3888). Mr. Zou also serves a director of certain subsidiaries of the Kingsoft Group, such as Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE: CMCM), 21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VNET), Kingsoft Cloud Holdings Limited and Kingsoft Office Software Holdings Limited. Mr. Zou had been served as the director and chief executive officer of Seasun Holdings Limited until January 2018. Mr. Zou received his bachelor from the Tianjin Nankai University in 1997.
Ms. Jenny Wenjie WuIndependent Director
Ms. Jenny Wenjie Wu has served as our independent director since June 2014. Ms. Wu has been serving as the Chief Investment Officer of New Hope Group since November 2018. Ms. Wu is currently also an independent non-executive director of Kingsoft Corporation Limited. Prior to joining New Hope Group, she served as founding and managing partner of Baidu Capital from November 2016 to November 2018. From December 2011 to November 2016, Ms. Wu had successively served as Ctrip’s deputy CFO, CFO and CSO. Ms. Wu was an equity research analyst covering China Internet and Media industries in Morgan Stanley Asia Limited and in Citigroup Global Markets Asia Limited from 2005 to 2011. Prior to that, Ms. Wu worked in the Department of Enterprises Operations and Management in China Merchants Holdings (International) Company Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, from 2003 to 2005. Ms. Wu holds a Ph.D. degree in finance from the University of Hong Kong, a Master’s degree in philosophy in finance from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and both a Master’s degree and a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Nan Kai University, China. Ms. Wu is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) since 2004.Independent Director
Mr. Ya LiIndependent Director
Mr. Ya Li has served as our independent director since March 2017. He had served as CEO of Yidian Zixun from February 2015 to January 2019. From May 2006 to September 2017, Mr. Li had successively served as COO& CFO, and President and Director of Phoenix New Media (NYSE: FENG). Mr. Li had served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Techedge Inc. and a president of China Quantum Communications Inc., from 2002 to 2006. Mr. Li. also served as directors for U.S. China Chamber of Commerce, Chinese Finance Society, National Council of Chinese Americans, and Council on U.S.-China Affairs from 1996 to 2005. Mr. Li is also a visiting research fellow and master's supervisor at Beijing University. Mr. Li holds an Executive MBA degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a master degree in Computer Science from Temple University, and a bachelor degree in Control Systems Engineering from the University of Science & Technology of China.Independent Director