Board of Directors

Charles Chao
Chairman of the Board

Charles Chao has served as our Chairman of the board of directors since our inception. He has served as Chairman of the board of directors of SINA from August 2012 to March 2021 and continues to serve as the director of SINA since March 2021. He has been SINA’s Chief Executive Officer since May 2006. He served as SINA’s President from September 2005 to February 2013, Chief Financial Officer from February 2001 to May 2006, Co-Chief Operating Officer from July 2004 to September 2005. Prior to joining SINA, Mr. Chao served as an audit manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP. Prior to that, Mr. Chao was a news correspondent at Shanghai Media Group. Mr. Chao holds a B.A. in Journalism from Fudan University in Shanghai, China, an M.A. degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Master of Professional Accounting degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Hong Du
Hong Du has served as our director since January 2014. Since February 2013, Ms. Du has served as SINA’s Co-President and Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Du joined SINA in November 1999 and worked in Business Development until April 2004. From May 2004 to January 2005, Ms. Du served as Deputy General Manager of, a joint venture between SINA and Yahoo! Ms. Du rejoined SINA in January 2005 and served as the General Manager of Sales Strategy from January 2005 to March 2005, General Manager of Sales from April 2005 to August 2005, Vice President of Sales from September 2005 to February 2007, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing from February 2007 to February 2008, and Chief Operating Officer from February 2008 to February 2013. Ms. Du holds a B.S. in Applied Chemistry from Harbin Institute of Technology and an M.S. in management information systems from San Francisco State University.
Bo Liu

Bo Liu has served as our director since August 2023. Mr. Liu is currently the President of Tmall business group of Alibaba’s Taobao and Tmall Group. He was appointed as the Vice President of Alibaba Group in March 2020. He joined Alibaba in 2005 and held various positions, including the head of Alimama business group of Alibaba’s Taobao and Tmall Group, the head of Taobao and Tmall Marketing Department, the President of Taobao University, General Manager of Juhuasuan, and General Manager of Tmall’s Operations Division. Mr. Liu received his bachelor’s degree in Aviation Mechanical Design from Zhengzhou University of Aeronautics and held an EMBA degree in Business Administration from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Gaofei Wang
Gaofei Wang has served as our director since August 2020 and our Chief Executive Officer since February 2014. Since our inception, Mr. Wang has had various product and business development roles at Weibo and was promoted to General Manager in December 2012. Mr. Wang joined SINA in August 2000 and worked in the product development department until early 2004 when he transferred to the SINA Mobile division. He served as General Manager of SINA Mobile from November 2006 to November 2012. Mr. Wang holds a B.S. degree in Computer Science from Peking University and an EMBA degree from Guanghua School of Management of Peking University.
Pehong Chen
Independent Director
Pehong Chen has served as our independent director since January 2016. Before that he served as a director of SINA between March 1999 and December 2015. Mr. Chen has been the Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the board of BroadVision Inc., a software applications company, since May 1993. Prior to founding BroadVision, Mr. Chen was Vice President of Multimedia Technology at Sybase, Inc., an enterprise software company, from 1992 to 1993. From 1989 to 1992, Mr. Chen founded and was President of Gain Technology, a multimedia software tools company, which was acquired by Sybase. He currently also serves at the board of director of Asian Art Museum. Mr. Chen received a B.S. in Computer Science from National Taiwan University, an M.S. in Computer Science from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley.
P Christopher Lu
Independent Director
P Christopher Lu has served as our independent director since August 2020. He has been the Executive Director at Foxconn Interconnect Technology Ltd, a company listed on the HKEX and global leader in the supply of precision components, since March 16, 2015. Mr. Lu is also the Global Cooperating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Foxconn Interconnect Technology. From January 1981 to December 2014, Mr. Lu served multiple executive positions at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited, including the Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte China and a member of the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited Global Executive Committee. Mr. Lu is also an independent non-executive director at Greenland Holdings Corp., Ltd., an SSE-listed company operating real estate business, and Honma Golf Limited, an HKEX-listed company that manufactures and distributes golf products. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Lu obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting and a master of accounting science degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA, in 1980 and 1981, respectively.
Yan Wang
Independent Director

Yan Wang has served as our independent director since May 2021. Previously, he had served as a director of SINA since May 2003, including as SINA’s Vice Chairman of the board and Chairman of the board from May 2006 to August 2012 and as an independent director of SINA from August 2012 to March 2021. Before that, he served as SINA’s Chief Executive Officer from May 2003 to May 2006, its President from June 2001 to May 2003, its General Manager of China operations from September 1999 to May 2001 and as its Executive Deputy General Manager for production and business development in China from April 1999 to August 1999. In April 1996, Mr. Wang founded the division of Beijing Stone Rich Sight Limited (currently known as Beijing SINA Information Technology Co., Ltd.), one of SINA’s subsidiaries. From April 1996 to April 1999, Mr. Wang served as the head of our SRS Internet Group. Mr. Wang has also served as the independent non-executive director, the Chairman of the remuneration committee, the member of the audit committee and the nomination committee of a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed company, Viva China Holdings Limited, since July 2017. Mr. Wang holds a B.A. in Law and Master in International Relations from the University of Paris II.

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