Board of Directors

Joseph Chen, Chairman
Joseph Chen is the founder of our company. Mr. Chen has served as the chairman of our board of directors and chief executive officer of our company since our inception. Mr. Chen is a pioneer of China’s internet industry. Before founding our company, Mr. Chen was the co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of, a first-generation SNS in China and one of China’s most visited websites in 1999. He served as senior vice president of after was acquired by Sohu in 2000. Mr. Chen holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Delaware, a master’s degree in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a M.B.A. degree from Stanford University.
James Jian Liu, Executive Director
James Jian Liu has served as our company’s executive director since January 2008 and chief operating officer since February 2006. Before joining our company, he was the co-founder and chief executive officer of, one of the earliest social networking service websites in China. He served as product management director at Fortinet in its early years and held a senior product manager role at Siebel Systems. Mr. Liu started his career as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group in China. Mr. Liu holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a M.B.A. degree from Stanford University, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.
Hui Huang, Director
Hui Huang has served as a director of our company since January 2015. From March 2010 to December 2014, Ms. Huang was the chief financial officer of our company. From 2007 to February 2010, Ms. Huang was the chief financial officer of Cathay Industrial Biotech Ltd. From 2003 to 2007, she was an executive director and Shanghai chief representative of Johnson Electric Capital Limited. From 2000 to 2003, she was an associate of Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. in its principal investment area and executive office. From 1994 to 1998, she was an associate with the Boston Consulting Group. Ms. Huang received a bachelor's degree in industrial foreign trade from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 1994, and received a M.B.A. degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2000.
Chuanfu Wang, Director
Mr. Chuanfu Wang is the founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BYD Company Limited (1211.HK). Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, BYD is one of world’s leading manufacturers for rechargeable batteries as well as handset components and assembly services. BYD entered into the automotive business in 2003 and is now ranked among the top three domestic manufacturers for passenger cars in China. Recognized as a renowned entrepreneur and technology expert, Mr. Wang was awarded Star of Asia by BusinessWeek in 2003.Mr. Wang obtained his bachelor’s degree in metallurgy physical chemistry from China’s Central South University of Technology in 1987 and his master’s degree in metallurgy physical chemistry from Beijing Non-Ferrous Research Institute in 1990.
Stephen Tappin, Director
Mr. Stephen Tappin is a CEO coach and the host of CEO Guru on BBC World News. He is also the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Xinfu, a global CEO consultancy business. Prior to that, he was a managing partner at Heidrick and Struggles, a worldwide executive search firm. Mr. Tappin also founded Edengene, an innovation services consultancy. His early corporate career included experience as a senior manager at ICI, the global chemical company, and as a management consultant at KPMG. Mr. Tappin was originally qualified as an accountant and has a joint MBA from Cranfield University and the University of Washington.
Tianruo Pu, Director
Mr. Tianruo Pu currently serves as an independent director and the chairman of the audit committee of Autohome (NYSE: ATHM), JMU (NASDAQ:JMU) and 3SBio (HKEX:1530). Mr. Pu has more than twenty years of work experience in finance and accounting in both the United States and China, including management positions with public companies. Mr. Pu received his MBA degree from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management and his Master of Science degree in accounting from the University of Illinois.