Mr. Tony Zhao is our founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. Mr. Zhao founded our company in November 2013. From December 2009 to March 2015, Mr. Zhao served as a director of YY, Inc. (recently renamed JOYY Inc.), a video-based social network listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Mr. Zhao also served as chief technology officer of YY, Inc. from October 2008 to December 2013. Prior to joining YY, Inc., Mr. Zhao founded NeoTasks, LLC in 2004 and served as its chairman and chief technology officer until 2008. From 1997 to 2004, he served as a senior engineer at WebEx Communications Inc. where he was responsible for developing audio and video calling functions and designing backend architecture. Mr. Zhao received a bachelor’s degree in radio and electronics from Peking University in 1992.
Mr. Shawn Zhong has served as our Chief Technology Officer since September 2022, and Chief Scientist since January 2018. Mr. Zhong previously served as the chief executive officer of Hisense Microchip Company, a Hisense Group company, from January 2015 to December 2017, and as its chief technology officer from July 2012 to January 2015. Mr. Zhong was vice president of technology at Huaya Microelectronics (which was acquired by Hisense) from August 2009 to July 2012, and before Huaya, Mr. Zhong held several technical roles at Broadcom Inc. from 1999 to 2009, where he designed algorithms and architectures for many generations of Broadcom chips for advanced video processing. Prior to Broadcom, he was a senior design engineer at LSI Corporation from 1997 to 1999 where he was responsible for developing digital video processing algorithms. Mr. Zhong holds more than 100 technology patents, of which more than 60 technology patents are in the United States. He was a key member of International Organization for Standardization (ISO)’s MPEG/JVT team, INCITS and IEEE, and has published more than 30 papers in the field of video processing and computer vision. Mr. Zhong received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and PhD in applied mathematics from Peking University and was a post-doctorate research associate at the University of Maryland, College Park from 1996 to 1997.
Mr. Jingbo Wang has served as our Chief Financial Officer since January 2020. Mr. Wang previously served as a director and the chief financial officer of Qutoutiao Inc., an operator of mobile content platforms, from February 2018 to January 2020, and as the chief financial officer of Yintech Investment Holdings Limited, a provider of investment and trading services, from October 2014 to February 2018, both of which were previously listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Prior to that, Mr. Wang worked at Deutsche Bank from 2009 to 2014, with his last position being vice president in the corporate finance division. Mr. Wang has also served as an independent director of ATRenew Inc., a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, since June 2021, as an independent non-executive director of Edianyun Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, since May 2023, and as an independent non-executive director of TUHU Car Inc., a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, since September 2023. Mr. Wang graduated from Tsinghua University with a bachelor’s degree in engineering in 2003. Mr. Wang graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a master’s degree in computer science in 2005 and was awarded a PhD degree in management studies from the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, in 2010.
Mr. Roger Hale has served as our Chief Security Officer since April 2022. Mr. Hale has more than 25 years of technology experience and 15 years of information security, risk and privacy experience. Mr. Hale was the Vice President and Chief Security Officer for BiglD, a data discovery and protection start-up, from February 2020 to March 2022. Previously, Mr. Hale was the Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer at Informatica, a global enterprise cloud data management company, from January 2017 to September 2019. Prior to Informatica, Mr. Hale brought his experience to various technology companies including Inkling Systems, Lending Club, Symantec, and Brocade Communications.
Mr. Robbin Liu has joined us in June 2020 and served as our Vice President since May 2023. Previously, he held several senior positions in ChinaCache from 2012 to 2019, including Vice President, New Products Development and acting Chief Executive Officer. Prior to that, he worked for Ericsson China as a Senior Solution Manager from 2006 to 2012. He received a master’s degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.