Chairman of Board of Directors
Mr. Lingdong Huang has been the chairman of our board of directors since April 2020. Mr. Huang currently serves as a general manager at Tencent's interactive entertainment group and as a director of TJ Sports Culture Development (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. Prior to joining Tencent in 2010, Mr. Huang served on various positions, including as vice president, at The9 Limited (Nasdaq: NCTY) from 1999 to 2010. Mr. Huang received his bachelor's degree in informatics from Shanghai University in 1999.
Director, Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Rongjie Dong has been our chief executive officer since August 2016 and our director since March 2017. From April 2013 to August 2016, Mr. Dong served as executive vice president of YY. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Dong served as product manager and head of the technology department of 163.com. Mr. Dong received his bachelor’s degree in computer hardware from Beijing Information Engineering Institute (now known as Beijing Information Science and Technology University).
Mr. David Xueling Li has been serving as our director since July 2017. Mr. Li is also a co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of JOYY Inc. (Nasdaq:YY). Mr. Li has been in charge of the business operations of JOYY as the principal executive officer since its inception in April 2005. Before founding JOYY in April 2005, Mr. Li worked at NetEase, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTES) from July 2003 to April 2005 and served as its chief editor. In 2000, Mr. Li founded CFP.cn, a website that provided a copyright trading platform for journalists and amateur photographers. Mr. Li received a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Renmin University of China.
Mr. Cheng Yun Ming Matthew has been serving as our director since February 2021. Mr. Cheng joined the Tencent Group in November 2010, and currently serves as the corporate vice president of the Tencent Group. Mr. Cheng has served as a non-executive director of Fusion Bank Limited since March 2019, a non-executive director of China Literature Limited (HKSE: 0772) since November 2019 and a non-executive director of Tongcheng-Elong Holdings Limited (HKSE: 0780) since April 2020. Prior to joining the Tencent Group, Mr. Cheng worked at Price Waterhouse, an accounting firm currently known as PricewaterhouseCoopers, from 1992 to 1997, China Everbright Technology Limited (currently known as Citychamp Watch & Jewellery Group Limited) (HKSE: 0256), a company then principally engaged in manufacturing of computer peripherals, from 1997 to 2000, and various companies assuming financial management functions. Mr. Cheng is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Mr. Cheng obtained a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in October 1992.
Mr. Hai Tao Pu has been serving as our director since April 2020. Mr. Pu currently serves as a co-head of legal department of Tencent and a member of the Listing Committee of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and listing committee member of Shenzhen Stock Exchange ChiNext. Prior to joining Tencent in 2010, Mr. Pu practiced corporate and M&A, capital markets and commercial law at Slaughter and May and Mallesons Stephen Jaques. Mr. Pu received his Juris Doctor from the Melbourne University Law School in Australia.
Mr. Guang Xu has been serving as our director since April 2020. Mr. Xu currently serves as a general manager at Tencent's interactive entertainment group. Prior to joining Tencent in 2006, Mr. Xu served in the game planning department at Shenzhen Yamido Technology Co., Ltd. from 2004 to 2006. Mr. Xu received his bachelor's degree in electronic information engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China.
Mr. Lei Zheng has been serving as our director since March 2020 and was appointed to our board by Linen Investment Limited. Currently, Mr. Zheng serves as the general manager of the user platform department of Tencent. Prior to that position, Mr. Zheng served as the assistant general manager of the interactive-entertainment-operation of Tencent from 2012 to 2018. Mr. Zheng received his bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Tsinghua University in China.
Mr. Hongqiang Zhao has been serving as our independent director since May 2018. Mr. Zhao currently also serves as an independent director of Li Auto (Nasdaq: LI), an innovator in China's new energy vehicle market. Mr. Zhao has served as the chief financial officer of BaiRong Yunchuang Technology Co. Ltd., or BaiRong (SEHK: 06608), since December 2015. Prior to joining BaiRong, Mr. Zhao was the CFO of NetEase (Nasdaq: NTES)’s e-commerce business from November 2014 to December 2015, and the vice president of finance at SouFun Holdings Limited (NYSE: SFUN) from December 2012 to October 2014. From March 2011 to December 2012, Mr. Zhao worked in New York as the director of financial analysis for Viacom Inc. (Nasdaq: VIAB), a leading global entertainment content company. Between February 2009 and July 2011, Mr. Zhao served as an assistant chief auditor at the PCAOB, a regulatory oversight agency under the SEC of the United States. Prior to that, Mr. Zhao was a manager at KPMG LLP in Washington D.C., providing professional services to internet, telecommunication and entertainment companies for more than eight years since August 2000. Mr. Zhao received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Tsinghua University and his master’s degree in accountancy from George Washington University.
Mr. Tsang Wah Kwong has served as our independent director since May 2020. Mr. Tsang currently also serves as an independent non-executive director of China Merchants China Direct Investments Limited (SEHK: 00133), CA Cultural Technology Group Limited (SEHK: 01566), Sihuan Pharmaceutical Holdings Group Limited (SEHK: 00460), Shirble Department Store Holdings (China) Limited (SEHK: 00312) and TK Group (Holdings) Limited (SEHK: 02283). Prior to June 2011, Mr. Tsang was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers in Hong Kong and China and has over 30 years of experience in auditing and providing support for initial public offerings and acquisition transactions. Mr. Tsang received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a member of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a fellow member of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants.