Mr. Liu led us to become one of the PRC's leading online game development companies. He is mainly responsible for our overall business strategic development and is the chief game designer of our game development team. Mr. Liu Leads the game development team on the design of our online game products. He formulates our development policy and contributes to our growth as a competitive online game operator and developer. Apart from his management and leadership, Mr. Liu constantly holds training seminars to further enhance the development of our human resources. Prior to starting NetDragon (Fujian), Mr. Liu graduated with a Bachelor's degree of Science in Chemistry from University of Kansas in the USA in 1995. He had been the vice-president of Beso Biological Research Centre, Inc ("Beso") from 1995 to 2005. He was also the vice-president of Fuzhou Yangzhenhua 851 Bio-Engineering Research Inc. ("Fuzhou 851") from 1995 to 2000 and then promoted to be the president since 2001. He served as the chairman and non-executive director of 91 Wireless Websoft Limited, one of China's largest mobile app marketplaces and mobile game operators and a former subsidiary of NetDragon. 91 Wireless was acquired by Baidu in August 2013. Mr Liu also serves as a director of Baidu since October 2013. Mr. Liu was first introduced to the technology of Internet during his study in the USA when he established a website for marketing of softwares. Anticipating that Internet would have a good development opportunity in the PRC, he founded NetDragon (Fujian) in 1999 when he came back to the PRC. He was awarded as Most Influential Person within the Online Game Industry in China for 2009 in the Chinese Game Industry Annual Conference 2009 in January 2010. He was also awarded as "Excellent Entrepreneur of China Game Industry" in the China Game Industry Annual Conference in December 2009. He was appointed as vice-chairman of Fujian Province Association of Youth entrepreneur in April 2006. He also obtained Fujian Youth Entrepreneur Achievement Award in April 2005, Go Tone Fujian IT Industry Top 10 Outstanding Youth in May 2005 and Certificate of Fujian Entrepreneurial Tutor of the Chinese Youth Business International Programme in June 2005, Fujian Youth Technology Award in March 2010 and Software Outstanding Talent in Fujian Province in September 2010.
Mr. Liu has over 10 years of experience in management and administration of technical institutions. Mr. Liu is mainly responsible for the overall management of the Company. Mr. Liu established the project management department and introduced the game project management system to ensure the standard or our games are in compliance with the standards. Mr. Liu is also responsible for the coordination with the governmental departments, media and the other external parties, under which he has built up our good reputation over years. Prior to joining us in 1999, Mr. Liu was the technical engineer of the information technology system project in Fujian Tumour Hospital and the section officer of the mechanic management system project in Fujian Provincial Health Bureau from 1997 to 1999. He was awarded as Online Game Pioneer in China for 2007 in Chinese Game Industry Annual Conference 2007 in January 2008. He was also awarded as Outstanding Contribution Entrepreneur of Fujian Province and People's Representative of Politic Appraisal (Efficiency Supervisor) in March 2009 and Certificate of Part-time Professor of Fujian Normal University in April 2010. Mr. Liu graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Electronic and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology in Chengdu in 1997.
Mr. Chen is our chief technology officer and is also a director of NetDragon (BVI), subsidiary of the Company. He worked as a game developer before joining the Company in 2001. The technical team led by Mr. Chen is responsible for the development procedure of our games and the technical supports to the production of our games. His technical supports and experience have raised the efficiency and quality of our game development department. He is an experienced online game developer with over 10 years of experience in the management of game development. He is mainly responsible for game development of our Company. Mr. Chen established his own online game studio from 1996 to 1998. Before joining us in 2001, Mr. Chen worked as the project manager in Chongqing Dazhong Software Company from 1998 to 2000 and a director in the online game department in Beijing Beijibing Technology Development Company Limited from 2000 to 2001. Mr. Chen gradated with a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical- Electrical Integration from the Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1995.
Ben Yam joined Netdragon as our Chief Financial Officer in October 2013 and is responsible for financial management, investor relations and overseas strategic business development. Ben has over 15 years of professional experience in financial services spanning private equity, corporate finance and auditing. Prior to joining Netdragon, Ben was a Partner at a Hong Kong-based venture capital firm, and before that, he worked for over 7 years at SAIF Partners, a pre-eminent Asian private equity firm managing over US$4 billion, where he last served as Senior Vice President and was actively involved in leading the closing and exit of numerous investment transactions in Greater China, as well as serving as an active board member of several portfolio companies. In his early career, Ben also has professional experience in auditing at Arthur Andersen. Ben holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia with major in accounting. He is a Chartered Accountant, an associate member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.
Mr. Wu graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics from the University of Fuzhou in 1999. He has over ten years of experience in system management, server operation and anti-hacking. After joining us in 1999, he is responsible for the maintenance of game servers to ensure the timely application and implementation of advanced network technology. Mr. Wu has been the responsible officer in our technical department, value-added business department and VIP management centre.
Mr. Zheng is our Director responsible for the overall management and administration of the Company. Mr. Zheng manages our administrative department and provides supporting resources to our operation. Mr. Zheng also coordinates, supervises and manages the duties of our various departments. Mr. Zheng has more than 20 years of management and administration experience. He is one of the Founding Shareholders and has been appointed as the senior executive manager in NetDraong (Fujian) since 1999. Mr. Zehng is also the legal representative and executive director of Shanghai Tiankun Digital Technology Ltd ("NetDragon (Shanghai)") since 2004. Before founding NetDragon (Fujian) in 1999, Mr. Zheng worked in Beso and Fuzhou 851 from 1992 to 1999. He obtained a graduation certificate from the Continuing Education Institute of Beijing Normal University in 2000.