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 ChinaRen.com, a first-generation SNS in China and one of China's most visited websites in 1999. He served as senior vice president of Sohu.com after ChinaRen.com 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 UUMe.com, 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, Chief Financial Officer
Hui Huang has served as the chief financial officer of our company since March 2010. 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.
   
   
Jing Huang, Vice President for Renren SNS
Jing Huang is a vice president for our company in charge of Renren.com. He joined the company in 2003. He was promoted to senior director for product and technology in 2007 and then to vice president in 2011. Mr. Huang received a master's degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University in 2005.
   
   
Lillian Liu, Senior Vice President for Human Resources
Lillian Liu has served as a senior vice president for our company in charge of human resources since September 2012. Prior to joining our company, Ms. Liu served as the human resource director of Nokia from 2004 to 2012 and the human resource director of HP/Compaq Computer from 1999 to 2004. She also worked as a human resource manager at Nortel Networks from 1994 to 1999. Ms. Liu received a bachelor's degree in English from the Beijing Foreign Language Institute in 1989 and received a M.B.A. degree from City University U.S. in 1999.
   
   
Miao Cao, Vice President for Sales
Miao Cao has served as the vice president of sales of our company since 2013. He joined our company in 2004 and has since held various sales positions. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Cao worked at Shun Tak Holding Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and Clevo Co., a company listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange. Mr. Cao received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Shanghai University of International Business and Economics in 1999.
   
   
Ripley Hu, Vice President for Marketing
Ripley Hu has served as the vice president of marketing of our company since 2013. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Hu co-founded Tuan800.com, one of China’s largest group-buying aggregator websites. He also oversaw the marketing functions of Youdao Search at Netease from 2006 to 2010. From 2002 to 2006, Mr. Hu served as an account director and PR consultant in Ogilvy China, providing brand marketing and public relations communication services to various corporate clients. Mr. Hu graduated from Tsinghua University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science in 2000.
   
   
Kitty Zhou, Vice President for 56.com
Kitty Juan Zhou has served as vice president for our company in charge of 56.com since September 2011. Ms. Zhou founded 56.com in April 2005. Prior to that, Ms. Zhou worked in Netease as Senior Product Director, responsible for Netease Personal Page and Netease E-Mail, among others. Ms. Zhou received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from University of Science and Technology of China in 1997.