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).
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Catherine Xiaozheng Liu has been our chief financial officer since December 2019. Prior to joining us, Ms. Liu served as Chief Financial Officer of Yixin Group, a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE: 02858) from April 2017 to November 2019. Between September 2015 and April 2017, Ms. Liu was Chief Strategy Officer of Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd, previously listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: QIHU). Prior to that, Ms. Liu was Head of China Technology Investment Banking Division at Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited, where she worked from June 2011 to September 2015. Prior to that, she was the vice president in China Investment Banking Division at Citigroup Global Markets Asia Limited, where she worked from October 2009 to June 2011. Ms. Liu received her bachelor’s degree in finance from Nanjing University, master’s degree in finance from Renmin University of China and master’s degree in management from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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.