Board of Directors
|Below is a summary of our committee structure and membership information. To read more about any of the committees, click on committee names in the chart below.|
= Chairperson = Member
Mr. Rui Chi is a highly respected senior banker with more than 20 years of financial industry experience. Mr. Chi has held important positions in many recognized financial institutions in China and abroad, including Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, and China Merchants Bank. Mr. Chi graduated from Nankai University.
Dr. Vincent Wenyong Shi is a founder of our company. Dr. Shi has served as our chairman since December 2014, our director since January 2011 and our chief operating officer since our inception in October 2005. He is responsible for the operations of our company, including management of business operations, channel development, online business development and customer support. Dr. Shi also serves as the chairman of the board of directors of Beijing Wangnuo Xingyun Technology Co., Ltd. since February 2013. Dr. Shi received a Ph.D and a master’s degree in geographic information system and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Peking University.
Zemin Xu is the chief executive officer of our company. Mr. Xu has served as our co-chief executive officer and director since December 2014, and our president since December 2010. From January 2007 to November 2010, Mr. Xu was the vice president and the business development and strategic marketing general manager of AsiaInfo-linkage, Inc., which was a NASDAQ listed company. Prior to that, Mr. Xu worked at Internet Security One (China) Co., Ltd., where he served as the chief operating officer and the executive vice president in charge of day-to-day operations from March 2005 to November 2006. Before joining Internet Security One (China) Co., Ltd., Mr. Xu served multiple positions with business and management functions in the posts and telecommunications sector in Tianjin for over ten years. Mr. Xu received an MBA degree from the Business School of Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. Mr. Xu has also served as a member of the audit committee, strategy and development committee, compensation committee and evaluation committee of Hengxin Mobile Business Co., Ltd., a company listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange, since January 2012.
Mr. Justin Chen has served as the Company's director since July 2014. Mr. Chen is a California-licensed attorney and is a counsel at PacGate Law Group. Before joining PacGate Law Group, Mr. Chen was the chief executive officer of Starvax Inc., a biotechnology company based in Beijing, China from 2003 to 2005. Mr. Chen was an attorney at Intellectual Property Law Group, LLP in San Jose, California from 1998 to 2003. Mr. Chen received a juris doctor degree and a master's degree in biochemistry from the University of Iowa and a bachelor's degree from Peking University.
Ms Lingyun Guo has served as the Company’s Chief Strategy Officer since July 2015 and director since October 2016. She is also a director and beneficial owner of RPL Holdings Limited, a major shareholder of the Company. Prior to joining NQ Mobile in 2015, she previously held positions at Nortel Networks China Limited, an Ericsson China company. Ms. Guo received a master’s degree in communications and information systems from Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2006.
Ms. Joanne Yan Zhu has served as our director since October 2016. She is the chairwoman of Zhongzhi Hi-Tech Overseas Investment Ltd., and has 14 years of experience in investment consulting and management. Ms. Zhu joined Zhongzhi Enterprise Group in 2013, and was involved in founding Zhongzhi Hi-Tech Overseas Investment Ltd. Prior to joining Zhongzhi Enterprise Group, Ms. Zhu worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited and Cowen and Company (Asia) Limited. During her term at PricewaterhouseCoopers Limited, Ms. Zhu participated in the overseas listings of several large Chinese state-owned enterprises, including Aluminum Corporation of China Limited, China COSCO Holdings Company Limited and China Coal Energy Company Limited. She has also advised more than 30 domestic and overseas mergers and acquisition transactions in various industries, including chemical engineering, energy and resources, healthcare, e-commerce and fast moving consumer goods industries. At Cowen and Company (Asia) Limited, Ms. Zhu advised various Chinese companies in their initial public offering and listing on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market, re-financing and going private transactions. Ms. Zhu holds a master’s degree in applied finance from Macquarie University, Australia and is a certified public accountant in China.
Mr. Bruson Li is currently the founder and CEO of HH Medical Group which provides online medical consulting services. He has more than 10 years' experience in business operations and strategic investments. Mr. Li was formerly an executive vice president of NQ Mobile Inc from 2010 to 2015. He graduated from Beijing Jiaotong University with a B.S. in Computer Engineering.
Mr. William Li has extensive experience in corporate governance and corporate finance. He has served as the general manager of Beijing Zhongchuang Telecom Test Co. Ltd., or Beijing Zhongchuang, a company listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange, since 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Li held multiple positions of Beijing Zhongchuang from December 1998 to 2001, including assistant of general manager and financial director. Prior to joining Beijing Zhongchuang, Mr. Li worked for World Capital Market (US) Investment Co., Ltd., or World Capital Market, from October 1997 to November 1998, during which he set up the Beijing representative office and served as the chief representative. Mr. Li joined World Capital Market from Jardine Fleming Securities Ltd., where he was mainly responsible for business related to B-shares and overseas listing from May 1996 to October 1997. Mr. Li holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from Changchun University of Technology in China, a master's degree in economics from Renmin University of China, and an MBA degree from the University of Edinburgh. Mr. William Li satisfies the "independence" requirements of Section 303A of the Corporate Governance Rules of the New York Stock Exchange and meets the independence standards under Rule 10A-3 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Jun Zhang has served as our director since June 2007. Mr. Zhang was appointed as our independent director in January 2011. Mr. Zhang has also served as Vice President of Beijing Beida Jade Bird Group and the president of Beijing Beida Jade Bird New Energy Technology Co., Limited since 2010. Mr. Zhang received his bachelor's degree from Peking University.
Mr. Jia Lian has served as the chairman of Botongxingcheng (Beijing) Investments Co., Ltd.. Mr. Lian has more than 10 years experience in finance and investment. He graduated from Chinese People’s Liberation Army Armored Force Engineering Institute in 2004.
Mr. Xiao Yu is the chief executive officer of Beijing Hongyi Garment Trading Co., Ltd. He has more than 10 years experience in marketing and management. Mr. Yu graduated from Modern Art Design College in 2004.