Directors and Senior Management

Directors

  • TIAN Suning+

    Chairman

    Executive Directors

    Dr. TIAN Suning (田溯寧), aged 56, co-founded our Group in 1994, is the chairman and an executive Director of our Company. Dr. Tian has over 20 years of experience in the business of software products, provision of IT services and software solutions, and is primarily responsible for the overall strategic planning and business direction of our Group. Dr. Tian worked in China Netcom Group Corporation (Hong Kong) Limited as the chief executive officer from 1999 to May 2006, as a director from August 2000 to July 2007 and as the vice chairman from April 2005 to July 2007. Dr.Tian served as the deputy general manager at China Netcom Communications Group Corporation from April 2002 to May 2006. Dr. Tian is the founder and chairman of a private equity fund, China Broadband Capital Partners, L.P. since July 2006. Dr. Tian has been an independent non-executive director of Lenovo Group Limited (listed on the Stock Exchange, stock code: 0992) from August 2007 to July 2019. Dr. Tian has been an independent non-executive director of China Minsheng Banking Corp.,Ltd. (中國民生銀行股份有限公司) (listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, stock code: 600016 and also listed on the Stock Exchange, stock code: 1988) since June 2018. He was an independent director of Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co., Ltd. (listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, stock code:600000) from June 2016 to March 2018. He was also an independent non-executive director of Taikang Life Insurance Company Ltd. from July 2008 till July 2015. He was a non-executive director of Huayi Tencent Entertainment Company Limited (listed on the Stock Exchange, stock code: 0419) from January 2008 to February 2016, and served as an independent non-executive director of Mastercard Incorporated (listed on the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE: MA) from March 2006 to June 2016 and a deputy chairman and a non-executive director of PCCW Limited (listed on the Stock Exchange, stock code: 0008) between April 2005 and June 2007. Dr. Tian was awarded the New Century Talents - National Candidates (新世紀百千萬人才國家級人選) in 2004, which was issued by the Ministry of Human Resources and SocialSecurity of the PRC. Dr. Tian obtained his Ph.D. degree in natural resource management from Texas Tech University in December 1993 and a Master of Ecology from Chinese Academy of Sciences in July 1988.

  • DING Jian+

    Executive Directors

    Mr. DING Jian (丁健), aged 54, is an executive Director and was appointed as a Director of our Company in June 2018. He joined our Group in January 2014. He has over 15 years of experience in investment in telecommunications, media and technology industries and is primarily responsible for participating in formulation of business plans, strategies and major decisions of our Group. He served as the chairman of the board of AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc. between April 2003 and July 2010, and has also served as a co-chairman since July 2010. Mr. Ding is currently a managing director and general partner of GSR Ventures, a venture capital fund, a role in which he has served since June 2005. He has served as an independent director of Baidu, Inc. (listed on NASDAQ, NASDAQ: BIDU) since August 2005. Mr. Ding served as an independent director of Huayi Brothers Media Corporation (listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, stock code: 300027) from March 2011 to August 2017. Mr. Ding obtaineda Master of Library Science from the University of California, Los Angeles in September 1990.

  • GAO Nianshu+

    Executive Directors

    Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. GAO Nianshu (高念書), aged 56, is an executive Director and was appointed as a Director of our Company in August 2017. He joined our Group in July 2016 as the chief executive officer of our Company. He is primarily responsible for the overall business operations and management of our Group. Mr. Gao has over 20 years of work experience as senior management in large telecommunications companies. He served as a non-executive director of Phoenix Media Investment (Holdings) Limited (listed on the Stock Exchange, stock code: 2008) between September 2006 and August 2016. Mr. Gao served as the general manager of both the data department and the market operations department of China Mobile Communications Corporation (中國移動通信集團公司) between September 2005 and July 2016. Mr. Gao served as the vice general manager of the billing business center and the market operations department, the general manager of the billing business center and the general manager assistant of Beijing Mobile Communication Company Limited (北京移動通信有限責任公司) between June 2002 and September 2005. Mr. Gao also served as a non-executive director of True Corporation Public Company Limited (listed on the Stock Exchange of Thailand, BKK: TRUE) between 2014 and 2016. Mr. Gao was presented with the award “Outstanding Entrepreneur in China’s Electronic Information Industry (中國電子信息行業卓越企業家)” issued by China Information Technology Industry Federation (中國電子信息行業聯合會) in January 2018. In January 2018, he also received the “2017 Outstanding Entrepreneur in China’s Software Industry (2017年中國軟件行業優秀企業家)” award from China Software Industry Association (中國軟件行業協會). In the 2017 Information and Communication Technology (“ICT”) Leaderboard & Excellence Program Award Ceremony (2017 ICT龍虎榜&優秀方案頒獎典禮) held by Communication World Omnimedia (通信世界全媒體) in December 2017, Mr. Gao was presented with the award “2017 Top Ten ICT Influencers” (2017年ICT十大影響人物). He was awarded the qualification as a senior engineer from Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1996. Mr. Gao obtained a bachelor’s degree in science of computing major from the department of mathematics in Jilin University in July 1986, a master’s degree in engineering from the Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in August 1994, and an EMBA degree from Peking University in June 2005.

  • ZHANG Yichen+

    Non-executive Directors

    Mr. ZHANG Yichen (張懿宸), aged 56, is a non-executive Director of our Company and was appointed as a Director in June 2018. Mr. Zhang joined our Group in January 2014. He has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry and is primarily responsible for providing professional opinion and judgment to the Board. Mr. Zhang began his career in 1987 and has previously worked for Greenwich Capital Markets, Bank of Tokyo New York Branch as head of proprietary trading, and Merrill Lynch, where he was the managing director of debt capital market for Greater China. Mr. Zhang returned to China in the mid-1990s and advised the Ministry of Finance of the PRC and other Chinese agencies on the development of the domestic government bond market. Mr. Zhang is the chairman and the chief executive officer of CITIC Capital Holdings Limited, a global alternative investment management and advisory company. Prior to his participation in founding CITIC Capital Holdings Limited, Mr. Zhang was an executive director of CITIC Limited (formerly known as CITIC Pacific Limited, whose shares are listed on the main board of the Stock Exchange (stock code: 0267))from March 2000 to May 2002, and also the president of CITIC Pacific Communications Limited from March 2000 to May 2002. Mr. Zhang served as an independent director of Weibo Corporation from January 2014 to December 2015, whose securities are listed on NASDAQ (NASDAQ: WB). Since May 2002, Mr. Zhang has been serving as an independent director of Sina Corporation, whose securities are listed on NASDAQ (NASDAQ: SINA). Since June 2012, Mr. Zhang has been serving as the chairman of board and a non-executive director of Genertec Universal Medical Group Company Limited (formerly known as Universal Medical Financial & Technical Advisory Services Company Limited) (listed on the Stock Exchange, stock code: 2666). Mr. Zhang is a member of the 11th, 12th and 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference. Mr. Zhang obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the USA in June 1986.

  • XIN Yuesheng+

    Non-executive Directors

    Mr. XIN Yuesheng (信躍升), aged 49, is a non-executive Director of our Company and was appointed as a Director in June 2018. Mr. Xin joined our Group in August 2016. He has over 26 years of experience in finance and investment and is primarily responsible for providing professional opinion and judgment to the Board. Mr. Xin currently serves as a senior managing director of CITIC Capital Holdings Limited and the managing partner of its private equity arm CITIC Capital Partners. He joined the firm in August 2002 and is responsible for the private equity investment business in China since 2004. Between December 1999 to August 2002, he served as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in Shanghai and the Washington, D.C. to develop business strategies for global clients. From August 1992 to April 1996, Mr. Xin also served as a deputy manager for China Leasing Co., Ltd. (中國租賃有限公司), the largest leasing company in China and a subsidiary of CITIC Group Corporation Ltd. Mr. Xin served as a director of Focus Media Information Technology Co., Ltd. (分眾傳媒信息技術股份有限公司) (listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, stock code: 002027) from March 2016 to November 2016. He obtained a Bachelor of Economics degree from Peking University in July 1992 and an MBA from Harvard Business School with honors in June 1999.

  • ZHANG Liyang+

    Non-executive Directors

    Mr. ZHANG Liyang (張立陽), aged 33, is a non-executive Director and was appointed as a Director of our Company in June 2018. Mr. Zhang joined our Group in January 2018. He is responsible for providing professional opinion and judgment to the Board. Mr. Zhang has over ten years of experience in business strategy and finance. He is currently a director of CITIC Capital Partners Advisory (Shanghai) Limited, responsible for private equity investments in telecommunications,media, technology and industrial sectors since June 2010. From August 2008 to June 2010, he worked for McKinsey & Company as a management consultant, providing strategic and operational advice for leading Chinese telecom and energy companies. Mr. Zhang obtained his MBA from Institut Europe´en d’Administration des Affaires (INSEAD) in December 2013 and a Bachelor of Engineering from Zhejiang University in June 2008.

  • GAO Jack Qunyao+

    Independent Non-executive Directors

    Dr. GAO Jack Qunyao (高群耀), aged 61, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director of our Company on December 19, 2018. Dr. Gao has extensive experience in IT, media, entertainment and venture capital. Dr. Gao is currently the adjunct professor of the business school of The Chinese University of Hong Kong since 2011. Dr. Gao has been the founding partner and the chief executive officer at Beijing Times Digiwork Films Technology Co., Ltd. (Smart Cinema) (北京雲途時代影業科技有限公司(移動電影院)) since April 2018. Dr. Gao has been a director of AGTech Holdings Limited (listed on the Stock Exchange, stock code: 8279) since May 2015. Dr. Gao was the interim chief executive officer of Legendary Entertainment LCC from January 2017 to October 2017, and was also a director of Legendary Entertainment LCC from January 2016 to October 2017. Dr. Gao served as a director at AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (listed on the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE: AMC) from September 2015 to October 2017. Dr. Gao also served as the senior group vice president and the chief executive officer of the international investments and operations, Wanda Cultural Industry Group from June 2015 to October 2017. Dr. Gao was previously a director of Vantone Holdings Co., Ltd. (listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, stock code: 600246) from June 2010 to April 2017. Dr. Gao also served as the corporate senior vice president of News Corporation (listed on NASDAQ, NASDAQ: NWS) from November 2006 to July 2014. Dr. Gao was an alternate director at Phoenix Media Investment (Holdings) Limited (鳳凰衛視投資(控股)有限公司) (listed on the Stock Exchange, stock code: 2008) from December 2008 to June 2013. Dr. Gao served as the corporate vice president at Autodesk, Inc. (listed on NASDAQ, NASDAQ: ADSK) from June 2003 to November 2006. He was also the general partner of Walden International from May 2002 to April 2003. Dr. Gao served as the president and the general manager of Microsoft (China) Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation (listed on NASDQA, NASDAQ: MSFT) from December 1999 to May 2002. Dr. Gao obtained his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and his Ph.D. degree in engineering mechanics from Harbin Institute of Technology in January 1982, December 1984 and December 1994, respectively.

  • ZHANG Ya-Qin+

    Independent Non-executive Directors

    Dr. ZHANG Ya-Qin (張亞勤), aged 53, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director of our Company on December 19, 2018. Dr. Zhang has extensive experience in the technology and business operation of wireless and satellite communications, security, networking and digital video segments. Dr. Zhang has been an independent non-executive director of a number of companies, including Chinasoft International Limited (listed on the Stock Exchange, stock code: 354) since December 2008 and Tarena (listed on NASDQA, NASDAQ: TEDU) since April 2014. Dr. Zhang served as an independent non-executive director of ChinaCache (listed on NASDQA, NASDAQ: CCIH) from September 2010 to July 2017 and China Digital Video Holdings Limited (listed on the Stock Exchange, stock code: 8280) from January 2011 to June 2018.Dr. Zhang is currently the president of Baidu, Inc. (listed on NASDQA, NASDAQ: BIDU), in charge of new business from September 2014 to October 2019. Before joining Baidu, Dr. Zhang served various positions at Microsoft Corporation (listed on NASDAQ, NASDAQ: MSFT) from January 1999 to September 2014, including: the corporate vice president of Microsoft Corporation, the chairman of Microsoft Asia-Pacific Research & Development Group responsible for driving Microsoft’s overall research and development efforts in China and the Asia-Pacific region, the managing director and the chief scientist as well as an original founder of Microsoft Research Asia where he was in charge of Microsoft’s mobile and embedded division in Microsoft’s headquarters. Dr. Zhang is also a member of Committee 100, a group of leading Chinese-Americans to promote the political, science, social and economic exchanges between the US and China. Dr. Zhang was awarded a fellow of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering in December 2017, and he has also been a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers since 1997. Dr. Zhang obtained his bachelor’s degree in radio electronics and master’s degree in telecommunication and electrical systems from the University of Science and Technology of China (中國科技大學) in July 1983 and January 1986 respectively. In February 1990, Dr. Zhang obtained his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from George Washington University, Washington D.C.

  • GE Ming+

    Independent Non-executive Directors

    Mr. GE Ming (葛明), aged 68, was appointed as an independent non-executive Director of our Company on December 19, 2018. Mr. Ge has extensive experience in the field of auditing and advisory services and has assisted in the listing of various PRC companies on the Stock Exchange. Mr. Ge has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of Asia Investment Finance Group Limited (listed on the Stock Exchange, stock code: 0033) from May 2017 to December 2018. Mr. Ge is an independent director of Focus Media Information Technology Co., Ltd. (分眾傳媒資訊技術股份有限公司) (listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, stock code: 002027) since January 2016. Mr. Ge served as a non-executive director of China Innovation Investment Limited (listed on the Stock Exchange, stock code: 1217) from June 2015 to February 2016 and also served as a non-executive director of China Trends Holdings Limited (listed on the Stock Exchange, stock code: 8171) from June 2015 to February 2016. Mr. Ge served as an independent director of Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. (listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, stock code: 600320) from April 2015 to November 2016. Mr. Ge is an independent nonexecutive director of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (listed on the Stock Exchange, stock code: 2318) since June 2015 and an independent non-executive director of Chong Sing Holdings FinTech Group Limited (listed on the GEM of Stock Exchange, stock code: 8207) since September 2014. Mr. Ge also served as an independent non-executive director of Shunfeng International Clean Energy Limited (listed on the Stock Exchange, stock code: 1165) from January 2011 to February 2013. From July 1992 to July 1995, Mr. Ge served as a deputy general manager at Ernst & Young Hua Ming; from July 1995 to August 2012, Mr. Ge served as the chairman at Ernst & Young Hua Ming; from August 2012 to September 2014, Mr. Ge served as a partner of management committee at Ernst & Young Hua Ming LLP and subsequently from September 2014 to January 2016, Mr. Ge served as a senior consultant at Ernst & Young Hua Ming LLP. Mr. Ge is a certified public accountant of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants since October 1983, and also a senior accountant as certified by the Ministry of Finance of the PRC. Mr. Ge is a vice president of the Mergers & Acquisitions Association of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce (全國工商聯併購公會), an overseas member of the Society of Chinese Accountants and Auditors (香港華人會計師公會), and a member of the Hong Kong Chinese Enterprises Association (香港中國企業協會). Mr. Ge obtained his master’s degree in western accounting from the Research Institute for Fiscal Science, Ministry of Finance of the PRC in July 1982.

Senior Management

  • HUANG Ying+

    Senior Vice President

    Chief Financial Officer

    Ms. HUANG Ying (黃纓), aged 51, is a senior vice president and the chief financial officer of our Group since April 2017. Ms. Huang joined our Group in April 2017 and is primarily responsible for the management of finance, tax, auditing and legal matters of our Group. Ms. Huang has over 20 years of work experience in financial management in the telecommunications industry, and has over ten years of experience in senior management roles. Prior to joining our Group, Ms. Huang successively served as the general finance department manager, the deputy general manager and other positions of the finance department of China Mobile Communications Corporation (中國移動通信集團公司) from July 2002 to March 2017. She successively served as a principal staff of the finance department at the general post office of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and a deputy director at the corporate finance office of the planning and finance department of the State Post Bureau of the PRC and other positions from May 1995 to June 2002. In June 1990, Ms. Huang obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, where she subsequently obtained a master’s degree in economics in April 1995. She obtained an MBA degree from the University of Wisconsin in May 2006.

  • CHEN Wu+

    Senior Vice President

    General Manager of the Business Development and Government Affairs Center

    Mr. CHEN Wu (陳武), aged 52, is a senior vice president and the general manager of the business development and government affairs center of our Group since February 2015. Mr. Chen joined our Group in April 2011 and is primarily responsible for the overall management of business development and government affairs. Mr. Chen has over 15 years of work experience in business development and dealing with government affairs, and has over ten years of experience in senior management roles. He served as the director of telecommunications division of Cisco Systems (China) Networking Technology Co., Ltd. from August 2007 to April 2011. Prior to that, he served as the deputy general manager of Mobile Navi (Beijing) Co., Ltd. (北京移動納維信息科技服務有限公司) from January 2005 to August 2007. Mr. Chen also served as the general manager of the international department of Beijing Honglian 95 Information Industries Company Limited (北京鴻聯九五信息產業有限公司) from August 2003 to December 2004. Mr. Chen obtained a bachelor’s degree in Japanese literature from Tianjin Foreign Studies University in July 1989, and further obtained an MBA degree from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in June 2007

  • LIANG Bin+

    Senior Vice President

    General Manager of the Business Division for China Mobile

    Mr. LIANG Bin (梁斌), aged 49, is a vice president and the general manager of the business division for China Mobile of our Group since January 2017 and he joined our Group in August 2002. He is primarily responsible for the overall operations management of the business division for China Mobile. Mr. Liang has over 20 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industry, and has over 15 years of experience in middle and senior management roles. He served as the president of the business division for China Telecom, the chairman and the president of the cloud information division, the vice president of the China Unicom division, the deputy general manager of the cable division and the general manager of the wireless division of our Group from August 2002 to December 2016. He also served as the research and development manager of Jiangsu Hongtu High Technology Co., Ltd. (江蘇宏圖高科技股份有限公司) and UTStarcom Holdings Corp. from September 1998 to September 2002. Mr. Liang graduated from Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (formerly known as Nanjing College of Posts and Telecommunications) with a major in communications engineering in July 1991.

  • SUN Mingjie+

    Senior Vice President

    General Manager of the Operations Management Center

    Ms. SUN Mingjie (孫明潔), aged 55, is a vice president and the general manager of the Group’s operations management center since November 2016 and she joined our Group in July 1996. She is primarily responsible for the overall management of the operations management center. Ms. Sun has over 20 years of work experience in the IT and telecommunications industry, and has over ten years of experience in operations management and middle and senior management roles. Ms. Sun served as the vice president and the senior director of the business management center, the director of engineering of the northern district of the business division for China Mobile and other various positions in our Group from July 1996 to October 2016. Ms. Sun obtained a bachelor’s degree in automatic control engineering from Harbin Shipbuilding Engineering Institute in July 1986 and a master’s degree in engineering majoring in automatic control from Harbin Institute of Technology in March 1989.

  • OUYANG Ye+

    Vice President

    Chief Technology Officer

    Dr. OUYANG Ye (歐陽曄), aged 38, is a vice president and the chief technology officer of our Group and also is the chair of TC (Technology Committee) and the head of PRD (Product Research and Development) center of our Group since July 2018. Dr. Ouyang joined our Group in July 2018 and is primarily responsible for the research, development, and innovation of our Group’s products and technologies. Dr. Ouyang has over 10 years of distinguished experience of technology research, development, and management in telecommunication space. Dr. Ouyang has been a Verizon Associate Fellow in Verizon since March 2016 (a Fellow title is Verizon’s highest commendation for technical excellence and indicates Verizon’s top tier scientist). He is one of the only 48 Fellows in Verizon’s 170,000 employees globally. Between July 2013 and February 2016, he was a principal member of technical staff in Verizon. Dr. Ouyang led Verizon’s artificial intelligence and big data analytics team for innovative research and development work in the space of the forefront of cutting edge wireless technologies, artificial intelligence and data science. Dr. Ouyang received many awards, including the “AAEOY (Asian American Engineer of the Year 2017)” award, the “USA Telecom Innovation Award” by Fierce in 2016 and 2017, the “Most Innovative Telco Big Data Analytics Platform Award” by USA Telco Data Analytics Summit 2017, and the “Best Paper Award” in the 2017 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (“IEEE”) International Conference on Big Data etc. Dr. Ouyang has distinguished experience as a scientist, a researcher, an innovator, and a research and development manager. He serves various roles in many international telecommunication standard bodies and technology organizations, including the chair of industry relations of the IEEE 5G, the corporate representative in the ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute), the industry chair of IEEE Sarnoff, the workshop chair of IEEE ICNC (International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communication), the industry panel chair of IEEE ICII (International Conference on Industrial Internet), the chair of Executive Forum of IEEE Globecom, and the chair of the big data committee of IEEE WTS (Wireless Telecommunications Symposium) and IEEE WOCC (Wireless and Optical Communication Conference). Dr. Ouyang authored more than 20 academic papers, 30 patents, and five books or book chapters. Dr. Ouyang obtained a Ph.D. in Telecommunications from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA in February 2012, a Master of Science in Engineering Management from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, USA in August 2007, another Master of Science in Data Science from Columbia University in New York, New York, USA in May 2018, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Information Engineering from Southeast University in Nanjing, Jiangsu, PRC in June 2003.

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