Management Team

Joseph Chen, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
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, Chief Operating Officer and 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.
Chris Palmer, Chief Financial Officer
Chris Palmer serves as the Company's Chief Financial Officer since 2021. Prior to Joining RenRen, Mr. Palmer served as VP Finance at Twist Bioscience, a Global manufacturer of Synthetic DNA.  Prior to that, he was chief financial officer and chief innovation officer at Televerde, an outsourcer of Demand Generation and Inside Sales services.  Mr. Palmer has also worked at a number of semi-conductor businesses, including Intel Corporation, where he served in a variety of roles spanning M&A, finance, and general management. Mr. Palmer started his career at KPMG, is a Certified Public Accountant, and received his MBA, with honors, from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business.



 Henry He Li, Vice President of Technology


He Li has served as vice president of our company since 2014 and is now in charge of technology at Renren. Mr. Li joined our company in 2011 and has since held various positions in research and development. Mr. Li received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and a master’s degree in Software Science Theory from Peking University.