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. 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. 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.
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.
Mr. Lin was appointed a non executive Director on 15 October 2007. Mr. Lin graduated with a Master’s degree in Engineering Management in 1988 from Tsinghua University. He joined IDG Technology Venture Investment Inc. as its vice president in 1994, and has served as a member of the general partner of IDG Technology Venture Investment since 1999. He has over 12 years of experience in venture investment. He was nominated by the IDG Group to the Board as a non executive Director on 15 December 2004. Mr. Lin is also a non executive director of Superdata Software Holdings Limited, a company previously listed on GEM from 6 June 2003 to 18 May 2006 upon its withdrawal, since July 2002.
Mr. Chao was appointed as an independent non executive Director on 15 October 2007. Mr. Chao is also the chairman of the audit committee, a member of our remuneration committee and nomination committee. Mr. Chao is the President, Chief Eexecutive Officer and Director of SINA Corporation, a publicly listed company in Nasdaq. Mr. Chao joined SINA Corporation as a Vice President of Finance in 1999 and served as its Co-Chief Operating Officer, President and Chief Financial Officer before his current position as the President and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to joining SINA, Mr. Chao served as an experienced audit manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to provide audit and business consulting services for companies in Silicon Valley, California. Mr. Chao is currently a director of Focus Media Holding Limited, a publicly listed company in Nasdaq. Mr. Chao has been appointed as a Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors of China Real Estate Information Corporation, a publicly listed company in Nasdaq, since October 2009. Mr. Chao is a certified public accountant and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Chao graduated with a Master’s degree in professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993, a Master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma in 1991 and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the Fudan University in 1988.
Mr. Lee was appointed an independent non executive Director on 15 October 2007. Mr. Lee is also the chairman of our remuneration committee, a member of our audit committee and nomination committee. Mr. Lee received his LL.B (Honours) degree and Postgraduate Certificate in Laws from the University of Hong Kong in 1988 and 1989 respectively. He was then admitted as solicitor in Hong Kong in 1991 and in England and Wales in 1997 and is a practicing lawyer. Mr. Lee is currently an independent non executive director of GZI REIT Asset Management Limited (being the manager of GZI Real Estate Investment Trust), Embry Holdings Limited, Asia Cassava Resources Holdings Limited and Futong Technology Development Holdings Limited, New Universe International Group Limited and Walker Group Holdings Limited, the shares of these companies are listed on the Stock Exchange. Mr. Lee was also a non executive director of Mirabell International Holdings Limited from February 2000 to December 2008 and GST Holding Limited from December 2004 to December 2009, which listing of their shares on the main board of the Stock Exchange have been withdrawn on 22 September 2008 and 18 December 2009 respectively. Save as disclosed, in the three years preceding the Latest Practicable Date, Mr. Lee did not hold any directorship in other listed public companies or any major appointments.
Mr. Liu is the managing director of IFIC Incorporation. He was appointed as an independent non executive Director on 15 October 2007. Mr. Liu is also the chairman of our nomination committee, a member of our audit committee and remuneration committee. He graduated with a MBA degree from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a Master’s degree in Finance from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1995 and 1999 respectively. Prior to joining IFIC Incorporation in 2010, he served as the managing director of Vision Capital Group in 2009, the managing director of strategic investment of GroupM China from 2007 to 2009 and the vice president of Star Company Limited from 2006 to 2007. He has also served as a business development director in TOM Online Limited, and an investment banking associate of the New York office of Lehman Brothers Inc.