Mr. Jun Lei is the chairman of the Board and a non-executive Director. Mr. Lei co-founded Xiaomi Corporation (HKEx: 1810) with other partners in 2010, and currently is an executive director, the chairman, the CEO and a member of the remuneration committee of Xiaomi Corporation. He joined Kingsoft Group in 1992 and has held various senior positions in Kingsoft Group, including the chairman of the board since July 2011, a non-executive director since August 2008, an executive director between July 1998 and August 2008, and the chief executive officer between 1998 and December 2007. Since December 2011, Mr. Lei has served as a director of Kingsoft Office (SSE STAR Market: 688111).
Mr. Lei graduated from Wuhan University (武漢大學) in July 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He has been a member of the board of Wuhan University since November 2003.
Mr. Lei was elected as one of the top 10 economic personages of China in 2017 and one of 100 outstanding private entrepreneurs on the 40th anniversary of the China’s reform and opening-up. In 2020, Mr. Lei was honored with the title of “National Advanced Individual of Private Economy Fighting against COVID-19”, title of “Beijing Model Worker” and title of “Outstanding Entrepreneur in the 30th Anniversary of Capital Market”. In 2021, Mr. Lei was awarded the 11th “China Charity Award” by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, ranked first in Forbes “2021 China’s Best CEO List” and was selected as one of the “Top 10 News Figures of China’s Private Economy in 2021”. In November 2022, Mr. Lei ranked third in the “HENGCHANG SHAOFANG Hurun China Philanthropy List 2022” with a total donation of RMB14.5 billion.
Mr. Lei is also a famous angel investor in China.
Mr. Tao Zou is the vice chairman of the Board, our executive Director and acting CEO. Mr. Zou joined Kingsoft Group in 1998. Mr. Zou was appointed as our Director in December 2016 and our acting CEO in August 2022. Mr. Zou has held various senior positions in Kingsoft Group, including a senior vice president from December 2007 to December 2016, an executive director since August 2009, and the chief executive officer since December 2016. Mr. Zou is also a director of certain subsidiaries of Kingsoft Group.
Mr. Zou is a director of Seasun Holdings Limited, a director of Cheetah Mobile Inc. (NYSE: CMCM), and chairman of Kingsoft Office (SSE STAR Market: 688111). Mr. Zou also served as a director of Xunlei Limited (Nasdaq: XNET) from December 2016 to April 2020 and a director of 21Vianet Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: VNET) from December 2016 to December 2020. Mr. Zou served as the CEO of Seasun Holdings until January 2018.
Mr. Zou graduated from Nankai University (南開大學) in June 1997.
Mr. Haijian He is our executive Director and chief financial officer, and is responsible for the Group’s financial planning, treasury, legal affairs, strategic investments, and investor relations affairs.
Prior to joining the Group in January 2020, Mr. He served as an executive director of the TMT (telecommunications, media and technology) group and the mergers and acquisitions group sequentially at Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. from September 2015 to January 2020. Mr. He has extensive experience in complex merger and acquisition transactions. Mr. He was working in the investment banking division at Bank of America Merrill Lynch from May 2014 to September 2015 in Hong Kong, and was a vice president at Citigroup Global Markets Inc. from October 2010 to May 2013 in New York. Mr. He was appointed as an independent non-executive director of Sipai Health Technology Co., Ltd. (思派健康科技有限公司) (HKEx: 0314) since December 23, 2022.
Mr. He received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in electronic engineering from Southeast University (東南大學) in June 2003 and April 2006, respectively, and an MBA from University of Chicago in March 2014. Mr. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder.
Dr. Ruiheng Qiu is a non-executive Director since March 2023. Dr. Qiu has served as a general manager of business segment of Xiaomi Corporation (HKEx: 1810), responsible for informationization construction since December 2020. He joined Xiaomi Corporation in 2011 and served as a research and development director from December 2011 to September 2018, and a general manager of business segment, responsible for internet business such as app store and games from September 2018 to December 2020.
Dr. Qiu received his PhD degree in computer application technology and bachelor’s degree in computer science and technology from Peking University in January 2011 and July 2005, respectively.
Mr. Mingto Yu is an independent non-executive Director since May 2020. Since August 2019, Mr. Yu has served as the vice chairman of Egis Technology Inc. (6462.TWO), a capacitive and lens type fingerprint sensors service provider and a public company listed on Taiwan OTC Exchange. Prior to that, Mr. Yu served as the president at Kaiyu Consulting Inc. from July 2013 to September 2019, the chief financial officer at Xiaomi Corporation (HKEx: 1810) from October 2011 to November 2012 and at Mediatek Inc. (聯發科技) (2454. TW), a public company listed on the Taipei Stock Exchange, from 2001 to 2010. Mr. Yu has appropriate accounting and related financial management expertise as required under Rule 3.10(2) of the Listing Rules.
Mr. Yu received an MBA degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in May 1995.
Mr. Hang Wang is an independent non-executive Director since May 7, 2020. Mr. Wang is the founding partner of Hosen Capital (厚生投資), a Chinese private equity firm focusing on food and consumer sectors since he co-founded it in March 2010. Mr. Wang also serves as the vice chairman of the board of New Hope Group (新希望集團), a private enterprise group mainly engaged in modern agriculture and food industry, since 2012. Prior to that, he served as the chief operation officer of its finance department from 2001 to 2004 and its vice president from 2004 to 2012 since he joined New Hope Group in 2001. Mr. Wang also serves as a director of New Hope Liuhe Co., Ltd. (新希望六和股份有限公司) (SZSE: 000876), a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange since 2011. Additionally, from July 2017 to April 2020. Mr. Wang first served as the chairman and then the vice chairman of the board of Sichuan XW Bank Corp., Ltd. (四川新網銀行股份有限公司) (“XW Bank”), the third digital bank in China and co-founded by New Hope Group, Xiaomi, Hongqi Chain (紅旗連鎖, SZSE: 002697) and other shareholders in December 2016. Mr. Wang was re-elected and serves as the chairman of the board of XW Bank since April 2020. From July 2006 to October 2020, Mr. Wang first served as a non-executive director and then a supervisor of China Minsheng Banking Corp., Ltd. (中國民生銀行股份有限公司, the “Minsheng Bank”) (HKEx: 1988; SSE: 600016), a company listed on both the Stock Exchange and Shanghai Stock Exchange. Mr. Wang also serves as the vice chairman of the board of CMBC International Holdings Limited (民生商銀國際控股有限公司, the “CMBCI”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Minsheng Bank since March 2015.
Mr. Wang obtained his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in economics from Peking University (北京大學) in July 1992 and July 1996, respectively.
Ms. Jingyuan Qu was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on April 14, 2022. Ms. Qu has been the founding partner of Dajishi (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd. (大技獅 (北京)科技有限公司) since December 2019. Prior to that, Ms. Qu worked at Matrix Partners China (經緯創投(北京)投資管理顧問有限公司) as a director from May 2015 to May 2017 and a capital market consultant from May 2017 to March 2021. Between March 2007 and May 2015, Ms. Qu was the director and deputy general manager at Baofeng Group Co., Ltd. (暴風集團股份有限公司) and was responsible for its financial reporting. She served as the manager of financial department and the financial director between March 2000 and August 2006 at Beijing Kingsoft Software Co., Ltd. (北京金山軟件有限公司). From February 2017 to April 2022, Ms. Qu served as an independent non-executive director of Kingsoft Office (SSE STAR Market: 688111), a public company listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange and served as an independent non-executive director of Chengdu Xgimi Technology Co., Ltd. (成都極米科技股份有限公司) (SSE STAR Market: 688696), a public company listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange from June 2019 to April 2021. Ms. Qu has appropriate accounting and related financial management expertise as required under Rule 3.10(2) of the Listing Rules. Ms. Qu obtained the accounting qualification certificate conferred by Ministry of Finance of PRC in May 1996.
Ms. Qu received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Shandong Technology and Business University (山東工商學院) in July 1993 and the degree of EMBA from China Europe International Business School (中歐國際工商學院) in October 2013.