Board of Directors

Mr. James Gordon Mitchell

Chairman, Non-executive Director

Mr. James Gordon Mitchell has served as a Non-executive Director and the Chairman of the Board since June 2017. Mr. Mitchell is Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Tencent Holdings, where he has worked since July 2011. He is also director of certain other listed companies including Yixin Group Limited (listed on the Stock Exchange under the stock code: 02858) and Frontier Developments Plc (listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol AIM: FDEV), NIO Inc. (NYSE: NIO) and Tencent Music Entertainment Group (NYSE: TME), and of several unlisted companies. Prior to joining Tencent, Mr. Mitchell was a managing director at Goldman Sachs. He is a CFA® charterholder and received a degree from Oxford University..

 

Mr. Wu Wenhui

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Mr. Wu Wenhui is the Co-Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Company. He joined the Group since October 2004, responsible for the overall strategic planning and business direction. Mr. Wu was the chief executive officer of qidian.com and subsequently the president of Cloudary Corporation between October 2004 and March 2013, and the chief executive officer of Tencent Literature between January 2014 and March 2015. Mr. Wu received his bachelor’s degree in computer software engineering from Peking University.

 

Mr. Liang Xiaodong

Co-Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director

Mr. Liang Xiaodong is the Co-Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Company. He joined the Group since March 2009, responsible for the overall strategic planning and business direction. Mr. Liang was an investment director and investment manager at Shanghai Shengda Network Development Co., Ltd. from September 2002 to July 2007, the chief financial officer of Cloudary Corporation between March 2009 and December 2013, the chief executive officer of Cloudary Corporation between November 2014 and March 2015, and has been a partner at TBP Consultant (HK) Limited since January 2014. Mr. Liang graduated from East China University of Science and Technology with a master’s degree in economics, and received another master’s degree in business administration from Schulich School of Business, York University.

 

Mr. Lin Haifeng

Non-executive Director

Mr. Lin Haifeng has served as non-executive director of the Company since November 2014. He has been the general manager of the merger and acquisitions department at Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd since November 2010. He is currently an executive director of Huayi Tencent Entertainment Co., Ltd. (listed on the Stock Exchange under the stock code: 00419), a non-executive director of Tongcheng-Elong Holdings Limited (listed on the Stock Exchange under the stock code: 00780) and also a director of Pinduoduo Inc. (listed on Nasdaq Stock Market, NASDAQ: PDD). Mr. Lin received his bachelor’s degree in industrial foreign trade from the School of Foreign Economics and Trade at Zhejiang University, and graduated from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a master’s degree in business administration.

 

Mr. Cao Huayi

Non-executive Director

Mr. Cao Huayi has served as non-executive director of the Company since May 2019. Mr. Cao Huayi is the founding shareholder of Xinli (Tianjin) Media Technology Limited (“Xinli Media”). He has been the chairman of Xinli Media since 2007 and has served as the general manager of Xinli Media since 2013. Before the establishment of Xinli Media, Mr. Cao Huayi successively served as the general manager of Zhongsheng Chunqiu Film and Television Culture (Beijing) Co., Ltd. and the manager of Beijing Jiying Culture Company. From 1986 to 1995, Mr. Cao served as a literary editor of Beijing Huayi Publishing House. He graduated from the Department of Journalism at Fudan University and received a bachelor’s degree of arts from Fudan University. Mr. Cao is also a director of various subsidiaries of the Company.

 

Ms. Chen Fei

Non-executive Director

Ms. Chen Fei has served as non-executive director of the Company since May 2019. Ms. Chen Fei served as group HR director in Tencent Group since July 25, 2011, served as general manager of licensing division in Tencent Interactive Entertainment Group since March 1, 2018 and concurrently served as general manager of Tencent Pictures under Platform & Content Group since October. Prior to joining in Tencent Group, Ms. Chen Fei served as HR director of global product and marketing system and director of supply chain management department under logistics system in ZTE Corporation. Litong, one of the registered shareholders of the PRC Holdcos, was owned by Ms. Chen as to 25%. She has obtained bachelor’s degree in economics from Wuhan University of Technology and master’s degree in management from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

 

Ms. Yu Chor Woon Carol

Independent Non-executive Director

Ms. Yu Chor Woon Carol has served as independent non-executive director of the Company since October 2017. She is an independent director of China Distance Education Holdings Limited (NYSE: DL). She held positions including director, company secretary and vice president for finance at Hisense Kelon Electrical Holdings Company Limited (formerly known as Guangdong Kelon Electrical Holdings Company Limited) from December 2000 to January 2002, was the president and chief financial officer of Sohu.com Inc. between March 2004 and July 2016, and has been the chief executive officer of Virtues Holding Limited since February 2017. Ms. Yu received her professional diploma in accountancy from the Hong Kong Polytechnic (now known as the Hong Kong Polytechnic University).

 

Ms. Leung Sau Ting Miranda

Independent Non-executive Director

Ms. Leung Sau Ting Miranda has served as independent non-executive director of the Company since October 2017. She was a trainee at the London office of Slaughter and May from September 1990 to September 1992, an associate in the firm’s Hong Kong and London offices from September 1992 to September 2001, and a partner in the firm between September 2001 and November 2016. Ms. Leung has also been a director of the Lion Academy Trust since September 2015 and a director of CCBI Metdist Limited since 14 November 2018. Ms. Leung qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales in December 1992, and as a solicitor in Hong Kong in August 1993. She received her bachelor’s degree in arts from Oxford University.

 

Mr. Liu Junmin

Independent Non-executive Director

Mr. Liu Junmin has served as independent non-executive director of the Company since October 2017. He is also an independent non-executive director of Chinese People Holdings Company Limited (listed on the Stock Exchange under the stock code: 00681) and China Huarong Asset Management Co., Ltd. (listed on the Stock Exchange under the stock code: 02799). He taught in Tianjin University of Finance and Economics, and served as lecturer from September 1982 to December 1992. He has been teaching in the Department of Economics of Nankai University since December 1992, as associate professor from December 1993 to December 1998, and as professor since December 1998. Mr. Liu graduated from Nankai University with a bachelor’s degree in economics in July 1982, a master’s degree in economics in July 1988, and a doctorate degree in economics in July 1994.