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Liu Dejian

Chairman of the Board and Executive Director
Mr. Liu led us to become one of the PRC’s leading online game and mobile Internet operations companies. He is mainly responsible for the overall business strategic development of the Group and is the chief game designer of our game development team. Mr. Liu leads the game development team on the design of the online game products. He formulates the development policy and contributes to the growth of the Company as a competitive online game operator and developer. Currently, Mr. Liu is committed to lead the company’s transformation to an international design-oriented enterprises, and actively promote Internet education, leading the Group to become China’s leading online education industry force. Apart from his management and leadership, Mr. Liu constantly holds training seminars to further enhance the development of our human resources. The Group was honoured as the “Top 30 Cultural Enterprises in the PRC at the Sixth Presentation Ceremony” (第六屆全國文化企業三十 強) and “Top 2000 Forbes Global business” (福布斯全球企業兩千強) in May 2014. In 2015, the Group was honoured as the “Top 30 Cultural Enterprises in the PRC at the Seventh Presentation Ceremony” (第七屆全國文化企業三十強), “Second Award of Top 100 Forbes Potential Enterprises in PRC” (福布斯中國潛力企業百強榜第三名), “Top 100 Internet Enterprises in PRC” (中 國互聯網企業百強) and “Top 100 National Software Comprehensive Competitiveness Enterprises” (全國軟體企業綜合競爭力 百強). Prior to starting Fujian NetDragon Websoft Co., Ltd. (福建網龍計算機網絡信息技術有限公司) (“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 the “Most Influential Person within the Online Game Industry in China in the Chinese Game Industry Annual Conference 2009” in January 2010 (「2009 年度 中國遊戲產業最具影響力人物」). He was also awarded as “Excellent Entrepreneur of China Game Industry”* (「中國遊戲行 業優秀企業家」) in the China Game Industry Annual Conference in December 2009. He was appointed as vice-chairman of Fujian Province Association of Youth Entrepreneur* (「福建省青年企業家協會」) in April 2006. He also obtained Fujian Youth Entrepreneur Achievement Award* (「福建青年創業成就獎」) in April 2005, Go Tone Fujian IT Industry Top 10 Outstanding Youth* (「全球通福建IT行業十大傑出青年」) in May 2005, Certificate of Fujian Entrepreneurial Tutor of the Chinese Youth Business International Programme* (「中國青年創業國際計劃福建創業導師證書」) in June 2005, Fujian Youth Technology Award* (「福建省青年科技獎」) in March 2010, Software Outstanding Talent in Fujian Province* (「福建省軟件傑出人 才」) in September 2010 and Entrepreneurial Excellence Award in Haixi* (「海西創業英才獎」) in April 2012, and he was appointed as a member of the Second Council of The Association for Redound Reposal, Fujian (福建省誠信促進會第二屆理 事會) in July 2012. Mr. Liu received the Management Talent Award* (「領軍人物獎」) in June 2011, Fujian business Building Haixi Outstanding Contribution Award* (「福建閩商建設海西突出貢獻獎」) and Fujian Donations of Non-public Ownership Economy Welfare Outstanding Contribution Award* (「福建非公有制經濟人士捐贈公益事業突出貢獻獎」) in June 2013. Mr. Liu was awarded as the Entrepreneur of the Year in Entrepreneur Conference of CYZONE* (「創業邦年會年度創業人物」)in November 2013. As the developer of “91 assistant” software first person, Mr. Liu received the Progress Prize Second Award in Fujian Province Science and Technology* (「福建省科學技術進步二等獎」) in January 2014. Mr. Liu was awarded the Special Allowance Expert in State Council* (「國務院特殊津貼專家」) in January 2015, the Publishing Award for Outstanding People in Fujian Province* (「福建省優秀出版人物獎」) in September 2015 and the Economic Award of Chinese Businessman of 2016 (「2016年度華人經濟人物」). Mr. Liu is also a director of NetDragon Websoft (Hong Kong) Limited (“NetDragon (Hong Kong)”) and NetDragon Websoft Inc. (“NetDragon (BVI)”).

Leung Lim Kin, Simon

Vice Chairman of the Board and Executive Director
  • Dr. Leung joined the Company in March 2015. He is responsible for the planning, consolidation and operation of the education business of the Company in the People’s Republic of China and the development of the online education business overseas.
  • Dr. Leung had over 30 years of experience in both information technology and telecommunications industries. In 2005, he was appointed as the president of Motorola Asia-Pacific, a company principally engaged in the production of data communication and telecommunication equipment, where he was primarily responsible for the overall strategic planning and implementation in the Asia-Pacific region. Since 2008, Dr. Leung was the chief executive officer of Microsoft Greater China region, a company principally engaged in developing, manufacturing, licensing and sales of software products, where he was primarily responsible for overseeing overall business operations and for developing and implementing a regional strategy.
  • Prior to joining the Company, Dr. Leung also held management roles at various educational institutions or corporations engaging in education business. From 2009 to 2010, he was the governor of the Upper Canada College, an educational institution, where he was primarily responsible for establishing and directing policy for the college and overseeing its financial affairs. In 2012, Dr. Leung was the chief executive officer of Harrow International Management Services Limited, a company principally engaged in the management of Harrow International Schools, where he was responsible for the development of new Harrow International Schools and education services in Asia.
  • Dr. Leung received his bachelor of arts degree and an honorary doctorate in laws from the University of Western Ontario, Canada in 1978 and 2005 respectively and a doctorate in business administration from Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2007.
  • Dr. Leung currently serves as a member of the Ivey Asia Advisory Board of the Richard Ivey School of Business of the University of Western Ontairo, an educational institution, where he is primarily responsible for advising the school on its mission strategy in Asia. He is also a governor of Tung Wah College, an educational institution, where he is primarily responsible for determining key governance issues. He has been appointed as a member of the Steering Committee on Innovation and Technology of HKSAR. Since 2010, Dr. Leung has been a member of the International Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Mr. Leung is also an independent non-executive director of Purapharm Corporation Limited (Stock Code: 1498) which is listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited.
  • Liu Luyuan

    Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer, Compliance Officer and one of the authorized representatives of the Company
  • Mr. Liu also serves as CEO of TQ Digital and director of NetDragon (BVI). Mr. Liu currently shoulders a number of social services, such as acting as director general of the West Taiwan Strait Youth Entrepreneurs Foundation, chairman of Fujian Youth Development Foundation, vice-chairman of the Fujian Youth Federation, executive vice-chairman of Fujian Enterprises and Entrepreneurs Confederation, chairman of Fujian Youth Entrepreneurs Association, is a standing committee member of the All- China Youth Federation, as well as a member of the CPPCC Fujian Provincial Committee.
  • As an outstanding representative of the new social community taking part in the construction of the Fujian West-strait Economic Zone, Mr. Liu has been engaged in the operation and management of software enterprises and technology development since his graduation from Chengdu Electronic Technology University in 1997. He has decades of experience in the management and administration of technical institutions. In the company, Mr. Liu is in charge of overall management. He has setup the project management department, and introduced the game project management system to ensure a level of standards for game products. Meanwhile, as the company’s spokesman, he is also responsible for coordination with governmental departments, media, and other external parties, under which he has built up the company’s public reputation. By taking part in various activities on behalf of the company, he shared new ideas and new technologies in animation and game industry. Furthermore, the West Taiwan Strait Youth Entrepreneurs Foundation was setup to cultivate talent. This foundation, with up to RMB2 million in donations each year, offers enterprise training, interest free loans, and many other public services to support the game industry and youth business. Mr. Liu was awarded the “May 4th Youth Medal”, and the titles of “Brilliant Entrepreneur”, “Outstanding Young Person”, “Excellent Talent”, and “Fujian Entrepreneur with Outstanding Contributions”. Since 2013, Mr. Liu has won many honors, such as “Outstanding Contributions in Fujian Economic Construction”, “2012 Outstanding Entrepreneur in the 9th China Game Industry Annual Meeting”, and “Fujian Outstanding Entrepreneur”.
  • Mr. Liu graduated from Chengdu Electronic Technology University in 1997, with a degree in electro-mechanical engineering, and later received an adjunct professor certificate from Fujian Normal University.
  • Chen Hongzhan

    Executive Director, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
    Mr. Chen is the Vice President, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Director 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 support to the production of our games. His technical support and experience have raised the efficiency and quality of the company’s 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 the Company. Mr. Chen established his own online game studio from 1996 to 1999. Before joining us in 2001, Mr. Chen worked as the project manager in Chongqing Dazhong Software Company from 1998 to 2000 and the manager of the technical department in Beijing Beijibing Technology Development Company Limited from 2000 to 2001. Mr. Chen graduated with a Bachelor’s degree of Engineering in Mechanical Design and Manufacture (「機械設計及製造」) from Beihang University (「北京航空航天大學」) in July 1995.

    Zheng Hui

    Executive Director
    Mr. Zheng is an Executive Director of the Company and responsible for the overall management and administration of the Group. 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 NetDragon (Fujian) since 1999. Mr. Zheng is the legal representative and director of Fujian TQ Digital Inc. (福建天晴數碼有 限公司), Fujian Province Huayu Education Technology Limited* (福建省華漁教育科技有限公司) and Fujian Tianquan Education Technology Limited* (福建天泉教育科技有限公司). At the same time, he is the director of Fujian Cultural Enterprises Association* (福建省文化企業協會理事), Vice Chairman of the Provincial Confidential Association*(省保密協會副會長), Vice Chairman of the Provincial Technology Market Association* (省技術市場協會副會長), the Committee of the Provincial Youth Federation *(省 青年聯合會委員), the Secretary-General of Trade Development Association of Fuzhou City* (福州市服務貿易發展促進協會秘 書長), Honorary Chairman of the Gulou District Youth Federation* (鼓樓區青年聯合會名譽主席) etc. and other social positions. 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.

    Yam Kwok Hei, Benjamin

    Chief Financial Officer and Qualified Accountant
    Mr. Yam joined NetDragon as our Chief Financial Officer in October 2013 and is responsible for financial management, investor relations and overseas strategic business development. Mr. Yam has over 15 years of professional experience in financial services spanning private equity, corporate finance and auditing. Prior to joining NetDragon, he 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 USD4 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, Mr. Yam also has professional experience in auditing at Arthur Andersen. Mr. Yam holds a Master of Science degree from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia. He is a Chartered Accountant, an associate member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.

    Yu Biao

    Vice President, Chairman of Fujian Huayu (福建華漁) in PRC, CEO of Hubei NetDragon Chutian Education Technology Limited, Chairman of Fuzhou Software Technology Vocational College
    After joining NetDragon in September 2009, Mr. Yu has been responsible for the planning, consolidation and operation of the education business of NetDragon in the PRC, and the development of the online education business overseas. He was a director of Xiamen Digital Engine Network Co., Ltd. (廈門數位引擎網絡有限公司) in 2000. He was Assistant to the Dean of Fuzhou- Napier College (福州大學中英Napier學院) from 2000 to 2007, Managing Director of Fuzhou Bojie Education Consultation Co., Ltd. (福州博傑教育諮詢有限公司) in February 2004, Deputy Director of the Chinese and Australian Class Project of Fuzhou No.8 Secondary School and the Chief Representative of the Australian school in the PRC in June 2006 and Managing Director of Fuzhou Bojie Child Education Technology Co., Ltd. (福州博傑兒童教育科技有限公司) from 2008 to 2009. Mr. Yu graduated from the Department of Light Industries of Fuzhou University in 1992, majoring in food engineering. He has over 15 years of experience in education management.

    Lin, Chiachuan, Peter

    Chief Designer
    After joining NetDragon in April 2013, Mr. Lin has participated in its businesses, such as the development and design of interface and hardware of the Company’s products and design of gaming experience. He is currently responsible for the management of User Experience Design Center (UEDC) and Industrial Design Centre (IDC) and certain overseas design teams. Mr. Lin served as the senior manager of the design centre of BenQ Corporation (BenQ) from 2004 to 2006, and the chief designer of BenQ from 2006 to 2010, responsible for the design of brand-name products. He joined Samsung Design China under Samsung Electronics as the creative director/deputy chief in 2012. Mr. Lin graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, the U.S. and obtained a master’s degree of fine arts (MFA). He has over 18 years of experience in design and development and management of brand-name products.

    Lin Xin

    Vice President
  • After joining NetDragon in 2008, Mr. Lin is in full responsible for the marketing operation of game-products and 91 mobile phone assistant platforms before it had been sold. Under his leadership, NetDragon gets the outstanding achievements on both online game and 91 mobile phone assistant platform operation.
  • Mr. Lin has keen discernment of the market, forward-looking understanding of the global game and mobile network industry market situation, profound understand the operation mode of related industry. Before he joins into NetDragon, Mr. Lin served for Ogilvy China for more than 10 years, Ogilvy China is one of the world’s largest communications services companies, which makes him has unique insight of the various consumer groups in China and very effective practice of different fields of communication industry and brand management.
  • Wang Song

    Vice President
  • Mr. Wang joined NetDragon Group in 2002 and is responsible for the game projects, such as Eudemons Online《魔域》 and Conquer Online 《征服》. He has also participated in the planning of a number of major projects, including Monster & Me《幻 靈游俠》, Zero Online《機戰》, OL Tou Ming Zhuang Online《投名狀OL》 and OL Heroes of Might & Magic Online《英雄 無敵OL》. Mr. Wang has also been responsible for the planning and research and development of educational products of the Group since 2013.
  • Lin Wei

    Vice President and General manager of Huayu Education (China)
  • Mr. Lin joined NetDragon in 2008 and is currently the vice president of NetDragon. He concurrently acted as the general manager of Fujian 101 Education Technology Co. Ltd. (福建一零一教育科技有限公司), mainly responsible for the sales of the educational products, research and development and production of hardware products of the Company. Mr. Lin has over 15 years of experience in IT, mobile Internet and education industries. He worked for DELL (China) before joining NetDragon.
  • Xiong Li

    Vice President
  • Dr. Xiong Li joined NetDragon as a Vice President in July 2014 for the company’s general management. His responsibilities include human resources, public relations, art development and training.
  • Dr. Xiong has over 12 years of management experience in both information technology and internet industries. Before joining NetDragon, Dr. Xiong served as director of human resources at Shanda Group, and then as executive director of human resources and director of the office of the president. During this time, he oversaw and operated Shanda’s unique game-oriented management system and has applied for an intellectual property patent. Previously, Dr. Xiong was also a project manager of human resources at China Mobile where he led the building of competence model and won the 2nd prize of national management innovation issued by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
  • Dr. Xiong received a bachelor’s degree in automation from University of Science and Technology of China in 1999, and a doctorate degree in management science and engineering in 2004 when graduated early.
  • Ram Venkataraman

    Head of Technology Solutions
  • Ram Venkataraman was appointed Promethean’s Head of Technology Solutions when he joined Promethean in 2013. Ram is responsible for Promethean’s technology vision, strategy and execution of all Promethean Hardware and Software Products.
  • Prior to working for Promethean, Ram served as the Chief Technology Officer at Altisource. Previous to Altisource, Ram served as the SVP of Engineering at SpectrumK12. Ram has also held other senior leadership positions and led many engineering, technology and product management teams.
  • Ram holds a Bachelor degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Bombay and has over 20 years of successful track record of innovating, transforming and leading technology and product teams in companies that range from startups to large corporations.
  • Lau Hak Kin, Wood

    Financial Controller, Qualified Accountant, Head of Compliance and Corporate Affairs and Company Secretary
    Mr. Lau joined the NetDragon as Financial Controller and Head of Compliance and Corporate Affairs in February 2014 and was appointed as the Company Secretary of the Group in September 2014. Mr. Lau holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration, majoring in accountancy, from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is an associate member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a CFA charterholder. He has over 10 years of experience in financial management, risk management, accounting, taxation and auditing and previously worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and acting chief financial officer of Asian Citrus Holdings Limited before joining the Company.