Chairman of Board of Directors
Mr. David Xueling Li has been the chairman of our board of directors since July 2017. Mr. Li is also a co-founder, chairman and acting chief executive officer of YY. From YY’s inception in April 2005 to August 2016, Mr. Li served as YY’s chief executive officer. Before founding YY, Mr. Li worked at NetEase.com, Inc. 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.
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).
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Henry Dachuan Sha has been our chief financial officer since September 2017. Prior to joining us, Mr. Sha served as a director of Greenwoods Asset Management from May 2015 to August 2017. From August 2013 to August 2014, Mr. Sha worked as an associate at China Media Capital. Before his private equity career, Mr. Sha worked with Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division from August 2011 to August 2013. Mr. Sha received a dual bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering and accounting from Fudan University.
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Ligao Lai has been our chief technology officer since January 2017. Mr. Lai has approximately 20 years of experience in technology and software development. From February 2011 to December 2016, Mr. Lai served as a vice general manager and technology general manager at YY. From March 2004 to February 2011, Mr. Lai worked at the game department of Kingsoft (SEHK: 3888), mainly in charge of the research and development of online games. From July 1999 to March 2004, Mr. Lai worked as a developer and project manager at Kingsoft, responsible for the development of WPS Office software. Mr. Lai received a bachelor’s degree in electronics and information engineering from Wuyi University.