Board of Directors
Mr. James Gordon Mitchell
Chairman, Non-executive Director
Mr. James Gordon Mitchell has served as the Chairman and non-executive director of the Company 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 a non-executive director of some other listed companies including Yixin Group Limited (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange under the stock code 2858) and Frontier Developments (listed on the London Stock Exchange under the symbol AIM:FDEV), and a director of several unlisted companies. Prior to Tencent, Mr. Mitchell was a managing director at Goldman Sachs. He received a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Oxford in July 1995.
Mr. Wu Wenhui
Mr. Wu Wenhui is the co-chief executive officer and director of the Company, responsible for the overall strategic planning and business direction. Between January 2014 and March 2015, Mr. Wu was the chief executive officer of Tencent Literature. Between October 2004 and March 2013, Mr. Wu served as the chief executive officer of qidian.com and subsequently the president of Shanda Literature Corporation. Mr. Wu received a bachelor’s degree in computer software engineering from Peking University in July 2000.
Mr. Liang Xiaodong
Mr. Liang Xiaodong is the co-chief executive officer and director of the Company, responsible for the overall strategic planning and business direction. Mr. Liang has been a partner at TBP Consultant (HK) Limited since January 2014. Between November 2014 and March 2015, Mr. Liang was the chief executive officer of Shanda Literature Corporation. Between March 2009 and December 2013, Mr. Liang was the chief financial officer of Shanda Literature Corporation. Prior to that, he was an investment director and investment manager at Shanghai Shengda Network Development Co., Ltd. from September 2002 to July 2007. Mr. Liang received a bachelor’s degree in business management from East China University of Science and Technology in July 1998, a master’s degree in economics from East China University of Science and Technology in March 2002 and another master’s degree in business administration from Schulich School of Business, York University in February 2009.
Mr. Lin Haifeng
Mr. Lin Haifeng has served as non-executive director of the Company since November 2014. Mr. Lin is responsible to provide professional advice to the Board. He has been the general manager of the merger and acquisitions department at Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. since November 2010, and also an executive director of Huayi Tencent Entertainment Co., Ltd. since February 2016. Mr. Lin received a bachelor's degree in industrial foreign trade from the School of Foreign Economics and Trade at Zhejiang University in June 1997, and a master's degree in business administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in May 2003.
Ms. Li Ming
Ms. Li Ming has served as non-executive director of the Company since October 2017. Ms. Li is responsible to provide professional advice to the Board. She joined Tencent in December 2014 and is serving as an assistant general manager of marketing and public relations department, films and television and copyright business department, interactive entertainment group (“IEG”) marketing platform department and IEG research and design department. Prior to that, Ms. Li was a brand deputy director of the brand management department at Proctor & Gamble (Guangzhou) Ltd. from May 2000 to September 2014, and worked at China Construction Bank Corporation between July 1997 and April 2000. Ms. Li received a bachelor’s degree in international finance from Nanjing University in July 1997.
Mr. Yang Xiang Dong
Mr. Yang Xiang Dong has served as non-executive director of the Company since May 2016. Mr. Yang is responsible to provide professional opinion and judgment to the Board. Mr. Yang has been the managing director and the co-head of Carlyle Asia Partners, the flagship buyout funds of The Carlyle Group in Asia, since March 2001. He has also been the chairman of Carlyle Asia (ex-Japan), and has assumed leadership of all corporate private equity investment activities in Asia (ex-Japan) since January 2017. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Yang worked for Goldman Sachs from 1992, and was serving as managing director and co-head of PIA Asia Ex Japan when he left in 2001. Mr. Yang received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Harvard University in June 1987 and a master's degree in business management from Harvard Business School in June 1992.
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. Ms. Yu is responsible to provide independent opinion and judgment to the Board. Ms. Yu has been the chief executive officer of Virtues Holding Limited since February 2017. Between March 2004 and July 2016, Ms. Yu was the president and chief financial officer of Sohu.com Inc., whose shares are listed on the NASDAQ. From December 2000 to January 2002, she worked at Hisense Kelon Electrical Holdings Company Limited, holding positions including director, company secretary and vice president for finance, respectively. Ms. Yu received a professional diploma in accountancy from the Hong Kong Polytechnic (now the Hong Kong Polytechnic University) in June 1985.
Ms. Leung Sau Ting Miranda
Ms. Leung Sau Ting Miranda has served as independent non-executive director of the Company since October 2017. Ms. Leung is responsible to provide independent opinion and judgment to the Board. Between September 2001 and November 2016, Ms. Leung was a partner at Slaughter and May in London, maintaining an international practice focusing on mostly cross-border transactions. Prior to that, she was an associate in the firm’s Hong Kong and London offices from September 1992 to September 2001, after being a trainee at the firm’s London office from September 1990 to September 1992. Ms. Leung has also been a director of The Lion Academy Trust since September 2015 and currently serves as the Chair of the Lion Academy Trust. Ms. Leung qualified as a solicitor in England & Wales in December 1992 and as a solicitor in Hong Kong in August 1993. She received a bachelor’s degree in arts from Oxford University in June 1989.
Mr. Liu Junmin
Independent Non-executive Director
Mr. Liu Junmin has served as independent non-executive director of the Company since October 2017. Mr. Liu is responsible to provide independent opinion and judgment to the Board. Mr. Liu 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.