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At SenseTime, our mission is to create a better AI-empowered future through innovation. To achieve this mission, we believe in the highest standards of corporate governance, and forging a strong partnership with all of our shareholders, employees, customers, and other stakeholders in our ecosystem. We recognize the importance of protecting the rights and interests of all shareholders, we have been promoting a compliance culture, and we are committed to making a positive environmental, social and governance (ESG) impact on our communities.
Board of Directors
Dr. Xu Li
Co-Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board, Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer
Prof. Tang Xiao’ou
Founder and Executive Director
Dr. Wang Xiaogang
Co-Founder, Executive Director and Chief Scientist
Mr. Xu Bing
Co-Founder, Executive Director and Board Secretary
Ms. Fan Yuanyuan
Non-Executive Director
Prof. Xue Lan
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Lyn Frank Yee Chon
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Li Wei
Independent Non-Executive Director
Dr. Xu Li
Co-Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board, Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Xu Li (徐立), aged 40, is our Co-Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. He was appointed as a Director on December 15, 2015 and re-designated as an Executive Director on August 23, 2021. He is primarily responsible for our Group’s vision strategy, business development and daily operations. He has been an adjunct professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University since December 2018. Before joining our Group, Dr. Xu Li was a research scientist at Lenovo Group Ltd. From August 2013 to March 2015, and a postdoctoral fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from October 2010 to July 2013. Dr. Xu Li obtained his bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering in July 2004 and his master’s degree in computer engineering in March 2007 from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (上海交通大學), and his Ph. D. degree in computer science and engineering in December 2010 from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he focused on research on computer vision and computational imaging. Dr. Xu Li was ranked top ten in Fortune’s Global List of 40 Under 40 in 2018, an annual ranking published by Fortune featuring the most influential young people in the business sector. He was also listed on Fortune China’s 40 Under 40, a list featuring 40 young business elites in China, for five consecutive years from 2017 to 2021. He was named as the Technology Category Winner of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year China 2018 and the Hong Kong InnoStars Award (香港創新領軍人物大獎) by Our Hong Kong Foundation (團結香港基金) in 2019.
Prof. Tang Xiao’ou
Founder and Executive Director
Prof. Tang Xiao’ou (湯曉鷗), aged 54, is our Founder and was appointed as Executive Director on August 23, 2021. He is primarily responsible for designing the Group’s research and innovation strategies and driving research partnerships with leading universities and academic institutions. Prof. Tang has been a professor at the Department of Information Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong since January 1998, and an Associate Director of the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology of the Chinese Academy of Science (中國科學院深圳先進技術研究院) since January 2009. He has also been a Director of HKAI Lab since May 2018, and the Head of the Shanghai Artificial Intelligence Innovation Center (上海人工智能創新中心) since August 2020. He was a board member of Khazanah Nasional Berhad from June 2019 to April 2020 and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation from July 2018 to March 2021. Prof. Tang has been a fellow at the IEEE since 2009. He was the Editor-in-Chief of IJCV (a leading journal on computer vision) and a General Chair of the ICCV (a leading conference on computer vision). Prof. Tang was ranked as Asia’s top five computer scientists by Guide2Research in 2020. He established the Multimedia Lab (MMLab) of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2001. He received the Best Paper Award at CVPR in 2009, which was the first one ever from Asia. Prof. Tang obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in July 1990, and a Master of Science degree from the University of Rochester in October 1991. He further received a Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in June 1996.
Dr. Wang Xiaogang
Co-Founder, Executive Director and Chief Scientist
Dr. Wang Xiaogang (王曉剛), aged 44, is our Co-Founder, Executive Director and Chief Scientist. He was appointed as a Director on October 10, 2016 and re-designated as an Executive Director on August 23, 2021. He is primarily responsible for overseeing and supervising our Group’s research team. He joined the Department of Electronic Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an assistant professor in August 2009 and has been a professor since August 2020. He has been the Chairman of China Augmented Reality Core Technology Industry Alliance (中國增強現實核心技術產業聯盟) since June 2019. Dr. Wang has published numerous papers at major conferences and journals and his publications have received over 65,000 citations according to Google Scholar, with an H-Index of 120. He was awarded the honorable mention of the PAMI Young Researcher Award by the IEEE Computer Society in 2016 and the Hong Kong RGC Early Career Award in 2012. He was the area chair of various international conferences between 2011 and 2017, including the CVPR, ICCV and ECCV. Dr. Wang obtained his bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering and information science from the Special Class of Gifted Young at the University of Science and Technology of China in July 2001. He further obtained an MPhil degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in December 2003 and a Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in June 2009.
Mr. Xu Bing
Co-Founder, Executive Director and Board Secretary
Mr. Xu Bing (徐冰), aged 32, is our Co-Founder, Executive Director and Board Secretary. He was appointed as a Director on December 15, 2015 and re-designated as an Executive Director on August 23, 2021. He is primarily responsible for our Group’s corporate development strategies and overseeing fundraising and strategic investments. Before founding our Group, Mr. Xu Bing was a Ph.D. candidate at the Multimedia Lab of the Chinese University of Hong Kong since August 2012, focusing on research on deep learning and computer vision. He obtained his dual bachelor’s degrees in information engineering and mathematics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in November 2012. Mr. Xu Bing was named Innovators Under 35 by MIT Technology Review in 2017 and listed on Forbes Asia’s 30 Under 30 in 2019.
Ms. Fan Yuanyuan
Non-Executive Director
Ms. Fan Yuanyuan (范瑗瑗), aged 47, was appointed as a Director on January 25, 2017 and re-designated as a Non-Executive Director on August 23, 2021. She is primarily responsible for providing advice to the overall development of our Group. Ms. Fan has years of experience in private equity investments, management consulting and financial services. She joined Sailing Capital in January 2013 and has been a Partner and Managing Director since January 2016, responsible for cross-border private equity investments. She was a Director of Jianpu Technology Inc., a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (stock code: JT) from October 2017 to May 2019. She served as an adjunct professor at the college of business of the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (上海財經大學) from December 2017 to December 2019. She had previously worked at Pacific Asset Management from July 2010 to December 2012 and McKinsey & Company from October 2008 to June 2010. Ms. Fan obtained a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in economics from the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in July 1996 and January 1999, respectively. She further received an MBA degree from Cornell University in May 2003 and an EMBA degree from Tsinghua University in July 2015.
Prof. Xue Lan
Independent Non-Executive Director
Prof. Xue Lan (薛瀾), aged 62, was appointed as our Independent Non-Executive Director on December 7, 2021. He is primarily responsible for offering independent advice to our Board on the operations and management of our Group. Prof. Xue has been a professor at Tsinghua University since September 1998 and the Dean of Schwarzman College since September 2018. He was the Dean of the School of Public Policy and Management at the same university from October 2008 to November 2018. He has also been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Neusoft Corporation (東軟集團股份有限公司), a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 600718), since May 2020, where he acquired corporate governance experience. His corporate governance experience includes, among others, (i) regularly attending board meetings and providing independent opinions to Neusoft Corporation on certain corporate governance matters to ensure that it is operated and managed for the benefit of all of its shareholders and in compliance with the relevant laws and regulations; (ii) reviewing and opining on related party transactions; (iii) monitoring the appointment and remuneration of directors and senior management; and (iv) reviewing and understanding the implementation of internal control measures of Neusoft Corporation. Prof. Xue has been serving as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Chinese Association of Science and S&T Policy (CASSSP) (中國科學學與科技政策研究會) since October 2015, a member and Chair of the National Expert Committee on New Generation of Artificial Intelligence Governance (國家新一代人工智能治理專業委員會) since March 2019 and a member of the Standing Committee of the China Association for Science and Technology since May 2021. Prof. Xue was awarded the Fudan Distinguished Contribution Award for Management Science in November 2011, the Outstanding Contribution Award by the CASSSP in October 2018 and the National Award for Excellence in Innovation (全國創新爭先獎章) in May 2020. He was also recognized as a Changjiang Scholar by the Ministry of Education of the PRC in 2008. Prof. Xue obtained his bachelor’s degree in optics and fine mechanics from the Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (長春光學精密機械學院) (currently known as Changchun University of Science and Technology (長春理工大學)) in January 1982. He obtained a Master of Science degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in December 1987. He received a Master of Science degree and a Ph.D. degree in engineering and public policy from Carnegie-Mellon University in May 1989 and December 1991, respectively.
Mr. Lyn Frank Yee Chon
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Lyn Frank Yee Chon (林怡仲), aged 63, was appointed as our Independent Non-Executive Director on December 7, 2021. He is primarily responsible for offering independent advice to our Board on the operations and management of our Group. Mr. Lyn has been an Independent Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Standard Chartered Bank (China) Ltd. since October 2020 and November 2020, respectively. He has served the same positions at Mox Bank Limited since July 2020. He was previously a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) from 1993 to 2019 and has held multiple senior positions at PwC China & Hong Kong, including markets leader, member of the management board, corporate finance leader and Hong Kong senior partner. Mr. Lyn acquired corporate governance experience as an independent non-executive director of Standard Chartered Bank (China) Ltd. and Mox Bank Limited. His corporate governance experience includes, among others, (i) attending all board meetings covering various critical matters including corporate governance, internal controls, risk management, regulatory compliance, financial reporting and strategy; (ii) facilitating effective communication between the board of directors and management; and (iii) understanding the relevant regulatory requirements and directors’ duty to act in the best interests of the company and the shareholders as a whole. These were also some of the critical corporate experience accumulated by Mr. Lyn during his service at PwC for over 30 years. Mr. Lyn served at The Community Chest (香港公益金) as a Director from June 2015 to June 2021 and as a treasurer during the financial years between 2015/2016 to 2019/2020. He was a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (中國人民政治協商會議廣西壯族自治區委員會) from 2000 to 2018. Mr. Lyn obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and finance from Nottingham Trent University (Trent Polytechnic) in July 1983. He has been a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) since October 1989 and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) since July 1988.
Mr. Li Wei
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Li Wei (厲偉), aged 58, was appointed as our Independent Non-Executive Director on December 7, 2021. He is primarily responsible for offering independent advice to our Board on the operations and management of our Group. Mr. Li is the Chairman of the Board of Songhe Venture Capital Co., Ltd. (松禾創業投資有限公司) and the Founding Partner of Green Pine Capital Partners, a venture capital firm specializing in strategic emerging industries, including artificial intelligence. He gained corporate governance experience through serving as directors of various investee companies of Green Pine Capital Partners. His corporate governance experience includes, among others, (i) communication with the board of directors and shareholders; and (ii) understanding the duty of directors to act in the best interests of the investee companies and the shareholders as a whole. Mr. Li was listed by Forbes China as one of China’s top 100 venture capitalists for three consecutive years from 2018 to 2020. He was also listed on Fortune China’s list of 30 most influential Chinese investors in 2020. Mr. Li obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Peking University in July 1985. He further obtained a master’s degree in economics and an EMBA degree from the same university in January 1991 and January 2005, respectively.
Dr. Xu Li
Co-Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board, Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer
Prof. Tang Xiao’ou
Founder and Executive Director
Dr. Xu Li
Co-Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board, Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Xu Li (徐立), aged 40, is our Co-Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. He was appointed as a Director on December 15, 2015 and re-designated as an Executive Director on August 23, 2021. He is primarily responsible for our Group’s vision strategy, business development and daily operations. He has been an adjunct professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University since December 2018. Before joining our Group, Dr. Xu Li was a research scientist at Lenovo Group Ltd. From August 2013 to March 2015, and a postdoctoral fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from October 2010 to July 2013. Dr. Xu Li obtained his bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering in July 2004 and his master’s degree in computer engineering in March 2007 from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (上海交通大學), and his Ph. D. degree in computer science and engineering in December 2010 from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he focused on research on computer vision and computational imaging. Dr. Xu Li was ranked top ten in Fortune’s Global List of 40 Under 40 in 2018, an annual ranking published by Fortune featuring the most influential young people in the business sector. He was also listed on Fortune China’s 40 Under 40, a list featuring 40 young business elites in China, for five consecutive years from 2017 to 2021. He was named as the Technology Category Winner of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year China 2018 and the Hong Kong InnoStars Award (香港創新領軍人物大獎) by Our Hong Kong Foundation (團結香港基金) in 2019.
Prof. Tang Xiao’ou
Founder and Executive Director
Prof. Tang Xiao’ou (湯曉鷗), aged 54, is our Founder and was appointed as Executive Director on August 23, 2021. He is primarily responsible for designing the Group’s research and innovation strategies and driving research partnerships with leading universities and academic institutions. Prof. Tang has been a professor at the Department of Information Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong since January 1998, and an Associate Director of the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology of the Chinese Academy of Science (中國科學院深圳先進技術研究院) since January 2009. He has also been a Director of HKAI Lab since May 2018, and the Head of the Shanghai Artificial Intelligence Innovation Center (上海人工智能創新中心) since August 2020. He was a board member of Khazanah Nasional Berhad from June 2019 to April 2020 and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation from July 2018 to March 2021. Prof. Tang has been a fellow at the IEEE since 2009. He was the Editor-in-Chief of IJCV (a leading journal on computer vision) and a General Chair of the ICCV (a leading conference on computer vision). Prof. Tang was ranked as Asia’s top five computer scientists by Guide2Research in 2020. He established the Multimedia Lab (MMLab) of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2001. He received the Best Paper Award at CVPR in 2009, which was the first one ever from Asia. Prof. Tang obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in July 1990, and a Master of Science degree from the University of Rochester in October 1991. He further received a Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in June 1996.
Dr. Wang Xiaogang
Co-Founder, Executive Director and Chief Scientist
Mr. Xu Bing
Co-Founder, Executive Director and Board Secretary
Dr. Wang Xiaogang
Co-Founder, Executive Director and Chief Scientist
Dr. Wang Xiaogang (王曉剛), aged 44, is our Co-Founder, Executive Director and Chief Scientist. He was appointed as a Director on October 10, 2016 and re-designated as an Executive Director on August 23, 2021. He is primarily responsible for overseeing and supervising our Group’s research team. He joined the Department of Electronic Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an assistant professor in August 2009 and has been a professor since August 2020. He has been the Chairman of China Augmented Reality Core Technology Industry Alliance (中國增強現實核心技術產業聯盟) since June 2019. Dr. Wang has published numerous papers at major conferences and journals and his publications have received over 65,000 citations according to Google Scholar, with an H-Index of 120. He was awarded the honorable mention of the PAMI Young Researcher Award by the IEEE Computer Society in 2016 and the Hong Kong RGC Early Career Award in 2012. He was the area chair of various international conferences between 2011 and 2017, including the CVPR, ICCV and ECCV. Dr. Wang obtained his bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering and information science from the Special Class of Gifted Young at the University of Science and Technology of China in July 2001. He further obtained an MPhil degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in December 2003 and a Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in June 2009.
Mr. Xu Bing
Co-Founder, Executive Director and Board Secretary
Mr. Xu Bing (徐冰), aged 32, is our Co-Founder, Executive Director and Board Secretary. He was appointed as a Director on December 15, 2015 and re-designated as an Executive Director on August 23, 2021. He is primarily responsible for our Group’s corporate development strategies and overseeing fundraising and strategic investments. Before founding our Group, Mr. Xu Bing was a Ph.D. candidate at the Multimedia Lab of the Chinese University of Hong Kong since August 2012, focusing on research on deep learning and computer vision. He obtained his dual bachelor’s degrees in information engineering and mathematics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in November 2012. Mr. Xu Bing was named Innovators Under 35 by MIT Technology Review in 2017 and listed on Forbes Asia’s 30 Under 30 in 2019.
Ms. Fan Yuanyuan
Non-Executive Director
Prof. Xue Lan
Independent Non-Executive Director
Ms. Fan Yuanyuan
Non-Executive Director
Ms. Fan Yuanyuan (范瑗瑗), aged 47, was appointed as a Director on January 25, 2017 and re-designated as a Non-Executive Director on August 23, 2021. She is primarily responsible for providing advice to the overall development of our Group. Ms. Fan has years of experience in private equity investments, management consulting and financial services. She joined Sailing Capital in January 2013 and has been a Partner and Managing Director since January 2016, responsible for cross-border private equity investments. She was a Director of Jianpu Technology Inc., a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (stock code: JT) from October 2017 to May 2019. She served as an adjunct professor at the college of business of the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (上海財經大學) from December 2017 to December 2019. She had previously worked at Pacific Asset Management from July 2010 to December 2012 and McKinsey & Company from October 2008 to June 2010. Ms. Fan obtained a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in economics from the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in July 1996 and January 1999, respectively. She further received an MBA degree from Cornell University in May 2003 and an EMBA degree from Tsinghua University in July 2015.
Prof. Xue Lan
Independent Non-Executive Director
Prof. Xue Lan (薛瀾), aged 62, was appointed as our Independent Non-Executive Director on December 7, 2021. He is primarily responsible for offering independent advice to our Board on the operations and management of our Group. Prof. Xue has been a professor at Tsinghua University since September 1998 and the Dean of Schwarzman College since September 2018. He was the Dean of the School of Public Policy and Management at the same university from October 2008 to November 2018. He has also been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Neusoft Corporation (東軟集團股份有限公司), a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 600718), since May 2020, where he acquired corporate governance experience. His corporate governance experience includes, among others, (i) regularly attending board meetings and providing independent opinions to Neusoft Corporation on certain corporate governance matters to ensure that it is operated and managed for the benefit of all of its shareholders and in compliance with the relevant laws and regulations; (ii) reviewing and opining on related party transactions; (iii) monitoring the appointment and remuneration of directors and senior management; and (iv) reviewing and understanding the implementation of internal control measures of Neusoft Corporation. Prof. Xue has been serving as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Chinese Association of Science and S&T Policy (CASSSP) (中國科學學與科技政策研究會) since October 2015, a member and Chair of the National Expert Committee on New Generation of Artificial Intelligence Governance (國家新一代人工智能治理專業委員會) since March 2019 and a member of the Standing Committee of the China Association for Science and Technology since May 2021. Prof. Xue was awarded the Fudan Distinguished Contribution Award for Management Science in November 2011, the Outstanding Contribution Award by the CASSSP in October 2018 and the National Award for Excellence in Innovation (全國創新爭先獎章) in May 2020. He was also recognized as a Changjiang Scholar by the Ministry of Education of the PRC in 2008. Prof. Xue obtained his bachelor’s degree in optics and fine mechanics from the Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (長春光學精密機械學院) (currently known as Changchun University of Science and Technology (長春理工大學)) in January 1982. He obtained a Master of Science degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in December 1987. He received a Master of Science degree and a Ph.D. degree in engineering and public policy from Carnegie-Mellon University in May 1989 and December 1991, respectively.
Mr. Lyn Frank Yee Chon
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Li Wei
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Lyn Frank Yee Chon
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Lyn Frank Yee Chon (林怡仲), aged 63, was appointed as our Independent Non-Executive Director on December 7, 2021. He is primarily responsible for offering independent advice to our Board on the operations and management of our Group. Mr. Lyn has been an Independent Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Standard Chartered Bank (China) Ltd. since October 2020 and November 2020, respectively. He has served the same positions at Mox Bank Limited since July 2020. He was previously a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) from 1993 to 2019 and has held multiple senior positions at PwC China & Hong Kong, including markets leader, member of the management board, corporate finance leader and Hong Kong senior partner. Mr. Lyn acquired corporate governance experience as an independent non-executive director of Standard Chartered Bank (China) Ltd. and Mox Bank Limited. His corporate governance experience includes, among others, (i) attending all board meetings covering various critical matters including corporate governance, internal controls, risk management, regulatory compliance, financial reporting and strategy; (ii) facilitating effective communication between the board of directors and management; and (iii) understanding the relevant regulatory requirements and directors’ duty to act in the best interests of the company and the shareholders as a whole. These were also some of the critical corporate experience accumulated by Mr. Lyn during his service at PwC for over 30 years. Mr. Lyn served at The Community Chest (香港公益金) as a Director from June 2015 to June 2021 and as a treasurer during the financial years between 2015/2016 to 2019/2020. He was a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (中國人民政治協商會議廣西壯族自治區委員會) from 2000 to 2018. Mr. Lyn obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and finance from Nottingham Trent University (Trent Polytechnic) in July 1983. He has been a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) since October 1989 and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) since July 1988.
Mr. Li Wei
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Li Wei (厲偉), aged 58, was appointed as our Independent Non-Executive Director on December 7, 2021. He is primarily responsible for offering independent advice to our Board on the operations and management of our Group. Mr. Li is the Chairman of the Board of Songhe Venture Capital Co., Ltd. (松禾創業投資有限公司) and the Founding Partner of Green Pine Capital Partners, a venture capital firm specializing in strategic emerging industries, including artificial intelligence. He gained corporate governance experience through serving as directors of various investee companies of Green Pine Capital Partners. His corporate governance experience includes, among others, (i) communication with the board of directors and shareholders; and (ii) understanding the duty of directors to act in the best interests of the investee companies and the shareholders as a whole. Mr. Li was listed by Forbes China as one of China’s top 100 venture capitalists for three consecutive years from 2018 to 2020. He was also listed on Fortune China’s list of 30 most influential Chinese investors in 2020. Mr. Li obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Peking University in July 1985. He further obtained a master’s degree in economics and an EMBA degree from the same university in January 1991 and January 2005, respectively.
Committee Composition
Our Board has established the audit committee, the remuneration committee, the nomination committee and the corporate governance committee, and delegated various responsibilities to these committees, which assist our Board in discharging its duties and overseeing particular aspects of our Group’s activities.
Audit Committee
Mr. Lyn Frank Yee Chon
Chairperson
Ms. Fan Yuanyuan
Member
Mr. Li Wei
Member
Mr. Lyn Frank Yee Chon
Chairperson
Mr. Lyn Frank Yee Chon Independent Non-Executive Director Mr. Lyn Frank Yee Chon (林怡仲), aged 63, was appointed as our Independent Non-Executive Director on December 7, 2021. He is primarily responsible for offering independent advice to our Board on the operations and management of our Group. Mr. Lyn has been an Independent Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Standard Chartered Bank (China) Ltd. since October 2020 and November 2020, respectively. He has served the same positions at Mox Bank Limited since July 2020. He was previously a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) from 1993 to 2019 and has held multiple senior positions at PwC China & Hong Kong, including markets leader, member of the management board, corporate finance leader and Hong Kong senior partner. Mr. Lyn acquired corporate governance experience as an independent non-executive director of Standard Chartered Bank (China) Ltd. and Mox Bank Limited. His corporate governance experience includes, among others, (i) attending all board meetings covering various critical matters including corporate governance, internal controls, risk management, regulatory compliance, financial reporting and strategy; (ii) facilitating effective communication between the board of directors and management; and (iii) understanding the relevant regulatory requirements and directors’ duty to act in the best interests of the company and the shareholders as a whole. These were also some of the critical corporate experience accumulated by Mr. Lyn during his service at PwC for over 30 years. Mr. Lyn served at The Community Chest (香港公益金) as a Director from June 2015 to June 2021 and as a treasurer during the financial years between 2015/2016 to 2019/2020. He was a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (中國人民政治協商會議廣西壯族自治區委員會) from 2000 to 2018. Mr. Lyn obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and finance from Nottingham Trent University (Trent Polytechnic) in July 1983. He has been a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) since October 1989 and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) since July 1988.
Ms. Fan Yuanyuan
Member
Ms. Fan Yuanyuan Non-Executive Director Ms. Fan Yuanyuan (范瑗瑗), aged 47, was appointed as a Director on January 25, 2017 and re-designated as a Non-Executive Director on August 23, 2021. She is primarily responsible for providing advice to the overall development of our Group. Ms. Fan has years of experience in private equity investments, management consulting and financial services. She joined Sailing Capital in January 2013 and has been a Partner and Managing Director since January 2016, responsible for cross-border private equity investments. She was a Director of Jianpu Technology Inc., a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (stock code: JT) from October 2017 to May 2019. She served as an adjunct professor at the college of business of the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (上海財經大學) from December 2017 to December 2019. She had previously worked at Pacific Asset Management from July 2010 to December 2012 and McKinsey & Company from October 2008 to June 2010. Ms. Fan obtained a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in economics from the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in July 1996 and January 1999, respectively. She further received an MBA degree from Cornell University in May 2003 and an EMBA degree from Tsinghua University in July 2015.
Mr. Li Wei
Member
Mr. Li Wei Independent Non-Executive Director Mr. Li Wei (厲偉), aged 58, was appointed as our Independent Non-Executive Director on December 7, 2021. He is primarily responsible for offering independent advice to our Board on the operations and management of our Group. Mr. Li is the Chairman of the Board of Songhe Venture Capital Co., Ltd. (松禾創業投資有限公司) and the Founding Partner of Green Pine Capital Partners, a venture capital firm specializing in strategic emerging industries, including artificial intelligence. He gained corporate governance experience through serving as directors of various investee companies of Green Pine Capital Partners. His corporate governance experience includes, among others, (i) communication with the board of directors and shareholders; and (ii) understanding the duty of directors to act in the best interests of the investee companies and the shareholders as a whole. Mr. Li was listed by Forbes China as one of China’s top 100 venture capitalists for three consecutive years from 2018 to 2020. He was also listed on Fortune China’s list of 30 most influential Chinese investors in 2020. Mr. Li obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Peking University in July 1985. He further obtained a master’s degree in economics and an EMBA degree from the same university in January 1991 and January 2005, respectively.
Remuneration Committee
Mr. Li Wei
Chairperson
Mr. Lyn Frank Yee Chon
Member
Dr. Xu Li
Member
Mr. Li Wei
Chairperson
Mr. Li Wei Independent Non-Executive Director Mr. Li Wei (厲偉), aged 58, was appointed as our Independent Non-Executive Director on December 7, 2021. He is primarily responsible for offering independent advice to our Board on the operations and management of our Group. Mr. Li is the Chairman of the Board of Songhe Venture Capital Co., Ltd. (松禾創業投資有限公司) and the Founding Partner of Green Pine Capital Partners, a venture capital firm specializing in strategic emerging industries, including artificial intelligence. He gained corporate governance experience through serving as directors of various investee companies of Green Pine Capital Partners. His corporate governance experience includes, among others, (i) communication with the board of directors and shareholders; and (ii) understanding the duty of directors to act in the best interests of the investee companies and the shareholders as a whole. Mr. Li was listed by Forbes China as one of China’s top 100 venture capitalists for three consecutive years from 2018 to 2020. He was also listed on Fortune China’s list of 30 most influential Chinese investors in 2020. Mr. Li obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Peking University in July 1985. He further obtained a master’s degree in economics and an EMBA degree from the same university in January 1991 and January 2005, respectively.
Mr. Lyn Frank Yee Chon
Member
Mr. Lyn Frank Yee Chon Independent Non-Executive Director Mr. Lyn Frank Yee Chon (林怡仲), aged 63, was appointed as our Independent Non-Executive Director on December 7, 2021. He is primarily responsible for offering independent advice to our Board on the operations and management of our Group. Mr. Lyn has been an Independent Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Standard Chartered Bank (China) Ltd. since October 2020 and November 2020, respectively. He has served the same positions at Mox Bank Limited since July 2020. He was previously a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) from 1993 to 2019 and has held multiple senior positions at PwC China & Hong Kong, including markets leader, member of the management board, corporate finance leader and Hong Kong senior partner. Mr. Lyn acquired corporate governance experience as an independent non-executive director of Standard Chartered Bank (China) Ltd. and Mox Bank Limited. His corporate governance experience includes, among others, (i) attending all board meetings covering various critical matters including corporate governance, internal controls, risk management, regulatory compliance, financial reporting and strategy; (ii) facilitating effective communication between the board of directors and management; and (iii) understanding the relevant regulatory requirements and directors’ duty to act in the best interests of the company and the shareholders as a whole. These were also some of the critical corporate experience accumulated by Mr. Lyn during his service at PwC for over 30 years. Mr. Lyn served at The Community Chest (香港公益金) as a Director from June 2015 to June 2021 and as a treasurer during the financial years between 2015/2016 to 2019/2020. He was a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (中國人民政治協商會議廣西壯族自治區委員會) from 2000 to 2018. Mr. Lyn obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and finance from Nottingham Trent University (Trent Polytechnic) in July 1983. He has been a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) since October 1989 and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) since July 1988.
Dr. Xu Li
Member
Dr. Xu Li Co-Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board, Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer Dr. Xu Li (徐立), aged 40, is our Co-Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. He was appointed as a Director on December 15, 2015 and re-designated as an Executive Director on August 23, 2021. He is primarily responsible for our Group’s vision strategy, business development and daily operations. He has been an adjunct professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University since December 2018. Before joining our Group, Dr. Xu Li was a research scientist at Lenovo Group Ltd. From August 2013 to March 2015, and a postdoctoral fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from October 2010 to July 2013. Dr. Xu Li obtained his bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering in July 2004 and his master’s degree in computer engineering in March 2007 from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (上海交通大學), and his Ph. D. degree in computer science and engineering in December 2010 from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he focused on research on computer vision and computational imaging. Dr. Xu Li was ranked top ten in Fortune’s Global List of 40 Under 40 in 2018, an annual ranking published by Fortune featuring the most influential young people in the business sector. He was also listed on Fortune China’s 40 Under 40, a list featuring 40 young business elites in China, for five consecutive years from 2017 to 2021. He was named as the Technology Category Winner of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year China 2018 and the Hong Kong InnoStars Award (香港創新領軍人物大獎) by Our Hong Kong Foundation (團結香港基金) in 2019.
Nomination Committee
Mr. Li Wei
Chairperson
Dr. Xu Li
Member
Prof. Xue Lan
Member
Mr. Li Wei
Chairperson
Mr. Li Wei Independent Non-Executive Director Mr. Li Wei (厲偉), aged 58, was appointed as our Independent Non-Executive Director on December 7, 2021. He is primarily responsible for offering independent advice to our Board on the operations and management of our Group. Mr. Li is the Chairman of the Board of Songhe Venture Capital Co., Ltd. (松禾創業投資有限公司) and the Founding Partner of Green Pine Capital Partners, a venture capital firm specializing in strategic emerging industries, including artificial intelligence. He gained corporate governance experience through serving as directors of various investee companies of Green Pine Capital Partners. His corporate governance experience includes, among others, (i) communication with the board of directors and shareholders; and (ii) understanding the duty of directors to act in the best interests of the investee companies and the shareholders as a whole. Mr. Li was listed by Forbes China as one of China’s top 100 venture capitalists for three consecutive years from 2018 to 2020. He was also listed on Fortune China’s list of 30 most influential Chinese investors in 2020. Mr. Li obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Peking University in July 1985. He further obtained a master’s degree in economics and an EMBA degree from the same university in January 1991 and January 2005, respectively.
Dr. Xu Li
Member
Dr. Xu Li Co-Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board, Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer Dr. Xu Li (徐立), aged 40, is our Co-Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. He was appointed as a Director on December 15, 2015 and re-designated as an Executive Director on August 23, 2021. He is primarily responsible for our Group’s vision strategy, business development and daily operations. He has been an adjunct professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University since December 2018. Before joining our Group, Dr. Xu Li was a research scientist at Lenovo Group Ltd. From August 2013 to March 2015, and a postdoctoral fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from October 2010 to July 2013. Dr. Xu Li obtained his bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering in July 2004 and his master’s degree in computer engineering in March 2007 from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (上海交通大學), and his Ph. D. degree in computer science and engineering in December 2010 from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he focused on research on computer vision and computational imaging. Dr. Xu Li was ranked top ten in Fortune’s Global List of 40 Under 40 in 2018, an annual ranking published by Fortune featuring the most influential young people in the business sector. He was also listed on Fortune China’s 40 Under 40, a list featuring 40 young business elites in China, for five consecutive years from 2017 to 2021. He was named as the Technology Category Winner of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year China 2018 and the Hong Kong InnoStars Award (香港創新領軍人物大獎) by Our Hong Kong Foundation (團結香港基金) in 2019.
Prof. Xue Lan
Member
Prof. Xue Lan Independent Non-Executive Director Prof. Xue Lan (薛瀾), aged 62, was appointed as our Independent Non-Executive Director on December 7, 2021. He is primarily responsible for offering independent advice to our Board on the operations and management of our Group. Prof. Xue has been a professor at Tsinghua University since September 1998 and the Dean of Schwarzman College since September 2018. He was the Dean of the School of Public Policy and Management at the same university from October 2008 to November 2018. He has also been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Neusoft Corporation (東軟集團股份有限公司), a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 600718), since May 2020, where he acquired corporate governance experience. His corporate governance experience includes, among others, (i) regularly attending board meetings and providing independent opinions to Neusoft Corporation on certain corporate governance matters to ensure that it is operated and managed for the benefit of all of its shareholders and in compliance with the relevant laws and regulations; (ii) reviewing and opining on related party transactions; (iii) monitoring the appointment and remuneration of directors and senior management; and (iv) reviewing and understanding the implementation of internal control measures of Neusoft Corporation. Prof. Xue has been serving as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Chinese Association of Science and S&T Policy (CASSSP) (中國科學學與科技政策研究會) since October 2015, a member and Chair of the National Expert Committee on New Generation of Artificial Intelligence Governance (國家新一代人工智能治理專業委員會) since March 2019 and a member of the Standing Committee of the China Association for Science and Technology since May 2021. Prof. Xue was awarded the Fudan Distinguished Contribution Award for Management Science in November 2011, the Outstanding Contribution Award by the CASSSP in October 2018 and the National Award for Excellence in Innovation (全國創新爭先獎章) in May 2020. He was also recognized as a Changjiang Scholar by the Ministry of Education of the PRC in 2008. Prof. Xue obtained his bachelor’s degree in optics and fine mechanics from the Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (長春光學精密機械學院) (currently known as Changchun University of Science and Technology (長春理工大學)) in January 1982. He obtained a Master of Science degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in December 1987. He received a Master of Science degree and a Ph.D. degree in engineering and public policy from Carnegie-Mellon University in May 1989 and December 1991, respectively.
Corporate Governance Committee
Prof. Xue Lan
Chairperson
Mr. Li Wei
Member
Mr. Lyn Frank Yee Chon
Member
Prof. Xue Lan
Chairperson
Prof. Xue Lan Independent Non-Executive Director Prof. Xue Lan (薛瀾), aged 62, was appointed as our Independent Non-Executive Director on December 7, 2021. He is primarily responsible for offering independent advice to our Board on the operations and management of our Group. Prof. Xue has been a professor at Tsinghua University since September 1998 and the Dean of Schwarzman College since September 2018. He was the Dean of the School of Public Policy and Management at the same university from October 2008 to November 2018. He has also been an Independent Non-Executive Director of Neusoft Corporation (東軟集團股份有限公司), a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 600718), since May 2020, where he acquired corporate governance experience. His corporate governance experience includes, among others, (i) regularly attending board meetings and providing independent opinions to Neusoft Corporation on certain corporate governance matters to ensure that it is operated and managed for the benefit of all of its shareholders and in compliance with the relevant laws and regulations; (ii) reviewing and opining on related party transactions; (iii) monitoring the appointment and remuneration of directors and senior management; and (iv) reviewing and understanding the implementation of internal control measures of Neusoft Corporation. Prof. Xue has been serving as the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Chinese Association of Science and S&T Policy (CASSSP) (中國科學學與科技政策研究會) since October 2015, a member and Chair of the National Expert Committee on New Generation of Artificial Intelligence Governance (國家新一代人工智能治理專業委員會) since March 2019 and a member of the Standing Committee of the China Association for Science and Technology since May 2021. Prof. Xue was awarded the Fudan Distinguished Contribution Award for Management Science in November 2011, the Outstanding Contribution Award by the CASSSP in October 2018 and the National Award for Excellence in Innovation (全國創新爭先獎章) in May 2020. He was also recognized as a Changjiang Scholar by the Ministry of Education of the PRC in 2008. Prof. Xue obtained his bachelor’s degree in optics and fine mechanics from the Changchun Institute of Optics and Fine Mechanics (長春光學精密機械學院) (currently known as Changchun University of Science and Technology (長春理工大學)) in January 1982. He obtained a Master of Science degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in December 1987. He received a Master of Science degree and a Ph.D. degree in engineering and public policy from Carnegie-Mellon University in May 1989 and December 1991, respectively.
Mr. Li Wei
Member
Mr. Li Wei Independent Non-Executive Director Mr. Li Wei (厲偉), aged 58, was appointed as our Independent Non-Executive Director on December 7, 2021. He is primarily responsible for offering independent advice to our Board on the operations and management of our Group. Mr. Li is the Chairman of the Board of Songhe Venture Capital Co., Ltd. (松禾創業投資有限公司) and the Founding Partner of Green Pine Capital Partners, a venture capital firm specializing in strategic emerging industries, including artificial intelligence. He gained corporate governance experience through serving as directors of various investee companies of Green Pine Capital Partners. His corporate governance experience includes, among others, (i) communication with the board of directors and shareholders; and (ii) understanding the duty of directors to act in the best interests of the investee companies and the shareholders as a whole. Mr. Li was listed by Forbes China as one of China’s top 100 venture capitalists for three consecutive years from 2018 to 2020. He was also listed on Fortune China’s list of 30 most influential Chinese investors in 2020. Mr. Li obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Peking University in July 1985. He further obtained a master’s degree in economics and an EMBA degree from the same university in January 1991 and January 2005, respectively.
Mr. Lyn Frank Yee Chon
Member
Mr. Lyn Frank Yee Chon Independent Non-Executive Director Mr. Lyn Frank Yee Chon (林怡仲), aged 63, was appointed as our Independent Non-Executive Director on December 7, 2021. He is primarily responsible for offering independent advice to our Board on the operations and management of our Group. Mr. Lyn has been an Independent Non-Executive Director and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Standard Chartered Bank (China) Ltd. since October 2020 and November 2020, respectively. He has served the same positions at Mox Bank Limited since July 2020. He was previously a Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) from 1993 to 2019 and has held multiple senior positions at PwC China & Hong Kong, including markets leader, member of the management board, corporate finance leader and Hong Kong senior partner. Mr. Lyn acquired corporate governance experience as an independent non-executive director of Standard Chartered Bank (China) Ltd. and Mox Bank Limited. His corporate governance experience includes, among others, (i) attending all board meetings covering various critical matters including corporate governance, internal controls, risk management, regulatory compliance, financial reporting and strategy; (ii) facilitating effective communication between the board of directors and management; and (iii) understanding the relevant regulatory requirements and directors’ duty to act in the best interests of the company and the shareholders as a whole. These were also some of the critical corporate experience accumulated by Mr. Lyn during his service at PwC for over 30 years. Mr. Lyn served at The Community Chest (香港公益金) as a Director from June 2015 to June 2021 and as a treasurer during the financial years between 2015/2016 to 2019/2020. He was a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region (中國人民政治協商會議廣西壯族自治區委員會) from 2000 to 2018. Mr. Lyn obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting and finance from Nottingham Trent University (Trent Polytechnic) in July 1983. He has been a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) since October 1989 and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) since July 1988.
Senior Management
Dr. Xu Li
Co-Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board, Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer
Prof. Tang Xiao’ou
Founder and Executive Director
Dr. Wang Xiaogang
Co-Founder, Executive Director and Chief Scientist
Mr. Xu Bing
Co-Founder, Executive Director and Board Secretary
Mr. Wang Zheng
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Yang Fan
Co-Founder and Vice President
Dr. Xu Li
Co-Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board, Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Xu Li (徐立), aged 40, is our Co-Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. He was appointed as a Director on December 15, 2015 and re-designated as an Executive Director on August 23, 2021. He is primarily responsible for our Group’s vision strategy, business development and daily operations. He has been an adjunct professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University since December 2018. Before joining our Group, Dr. Xu Li was a research scientist at Lenovo Group Ltd. From August 2013 to March 2015, and a postdoctoral fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from October 2010 to July 2013. Dr. Xu Li obtained his bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering in July 2004 and his master’s degree in computer engineering in March 2007 from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (上海交通大學), and his Ph. D. degree in computer science and engineering in December 2010 from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he focused on research on computer vision and computational imaging. Dr. Xu Li was ranked top ten in Fortune’s Global List of 40 Under 40 in 2018, an annual ranking published by Fortune featuring the most influential young people in the business sector. He was also listed on Fortune China’s 40 Under 40, a list featuring 40 young business elites in China, for five consecutive years from 2017 to 2021. He was named as the Technology Category Winner of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year China 2018 and the Hong Kong InnoStars Award (香港創新領軍人物大獎) by Our Hong Kong Foundation (團結香港基金) in 2019.
Prof. Tang Xiao’ou
Founder and Executive Director
Prof. Tang Xiao’ou (湯曉鷗), aged 54, is our Founder and was appointed as Executive Director on August 23, 2021. He is primarily responsible for designing the Group’s research and innovation strategies and driving research partnerships with leading universities and academic institutions. Prof. Tang has been a professor at the Department of Information Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong since January 1998, and an Associate Director of the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology of the Chinese Academy of Science (中國科學院深圳先進技術研究院) since January 2009. He has also been a Director of HKAI Lab since May 2018, and the Head of the Shanghai Artificial Intelligence Innovation Center (上海人工智能創新中心) since August 2020. He was a board member of Khazanah Nasional Berhad from June 2019 to April 2020 and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation from July 2018 to March 2021. Prof. Tang has been a fellow at the IEEE since 2009. He was the Editor-in-Chief of IJCV (a leading journal on computer vision) and a General Chair of the ICCV (a leading conference on computer vision). Prof. Tang was ranked as Asia’s top five computer scientists by Guide2Research in 2020. He established the Multimedia Lab (MMLab) of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2001. He received the Best Paper Award at CVPR in 2009, which was the first one ever from Asia. Prof. Tang obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in July 1990, and a Master of Science degree from the University of Rochester in October 1991. He further received a Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in June 1996.
Dr. Wang Xiaogang
Co-Founder, Executive Director and Chief Scientist
Dr. Wang Xiaogang (王曉剛), aged 44, is our Co-Founder, Executive Director and Chief Scientist. He was appointed as a Director on October 10, 2016 and re-designated as an Executive Director on August 23, 2021. He is primarily responsible for overseeing and supervising our Group’s research team. He joined the Department of Electronic Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an assistant professor in August 2009 and has been a professor since August 2020. He has been the Chairman of China Augmented Reality Core Technology Industry Alliance (中國增強現實核心技術產業聯盟) since June 2019. Dr. Wang has published numerous papers at major conferences and journals and his publications have received over 65,000 citations according to Google Scholar, with an H-Index of 120. He was awarded the honorable mention of the PAMI Young Researcher Award by the IEEE Computer Society in 2016 and the Hong Kong RGC Early Career Award in 2012. He was the area chair of various international conferences between 2011 and 2017, including the CVPR, ICCV and ECCV. Dr. Wang obtained his bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering and information science from the Special Class of Gifted Young at the University of Science and Technology of China in July 2001. He further obtained an MPhil degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in December 2003 and a Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in June 2009.
Mr. Xu Bing
Co-Founder, Executive Director and Board Secretary
Mr. Xu Bing (徐冰), aged 32, is our Co-Founder, Executive Director and Board Secretary. He was appointed as a Director on December 15, 2015 and re-designated as an Executive Director on August 23, 2021. He is primarily responsible for our Group’s corporate development strategies and overseeing fundraising and strategic investments. Before founding our Group, Mr. Xu Bing was a Ph.D. candidate at the Multimedia Lab of the Chinese University of Hong Kong since August 2012, focusing on research on deep learning and computer vision. He obtained his dual bachelor’s degrees in information engineering and mathematics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in November 2012. Mr. Xu Bing was named Innovators Under 35 by MIT Technology Review in 2017 and listed on Forbes Asia’s 30 Under 30 in 2019.
Mr. Wang Zheng
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Wang Zheng (王征), aged 45, has been our Chief Financial Officer since May 2019. He is primarily responsible for the overall financial planning and management of our Group. Before joining our Group, Mr. Wang worked at Silver Lake from May 2008 to December 2018, with his last position as Managing Director and Head of Greater China, primarily responsible for sourcing and executing private equity investments in the technology and technology-enabled industries. He worked at General Atlantic from May 2005 to April 2008, with his last position as Vice President focusing on technology, media and telecom (TMT) and healthcare-related private equity investments in North Asia. During his tenure with Silver Lake and General Atlantic, Mr. Wang had served as Board Director or Board Observer at several investee companies. Earlier in his career, Mr. Wang was a Senior Business Analyst at corporate finance practice at McKinsey & Company from October 2003 to May 2005. He served as Financial Analyst at Morgan Stanley from November 2002 to August 2003 and at Credit Suisse First Boston from July 2001 to October 2002. Mr. Wang obtained a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in computer science and economics from Yale College in May 2001.
Mr. Yang Fan
Co-Founder and Vice President
Mr. Yang Fan (楊帆), aged 39, is our Co-Founder and has been our Vice President since November 2014. He is primarily responsible for the strategic planning and corporate development of our Group. Mr. Yang has been serving as an industry expert at the Shenzhen Stock Exchange since June 2020 and the Vice President of the Strategic Cooperation and Development Committee of the Institute for AI International Governance of Tsinghua University from April 2021. Before joining our Group, Mr. Yang was the Research Software Development Engineer at Microsoft (China) Co., Ltd. from July 2006 to November 2014. Mr. Yang obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University in July 2003 and July 2006, respectively.
Dr. Xu Li
Co-Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board, Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer
Prof. Tang Xiao’ou
Founder and Executive Director
Dr. Xu Li
Co-Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board, Executive Director, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Xu Li (徐立), aged 40, is our Co-Founder, Executive Chairman of the Board, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer. He was appointed as a Director on December 15, 2015 and re-designated as an Executive Director on August 23, 2021. He is primarily responsible for our Group’s vision strategy, business development and daily operations. He has been an adjunct professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University since December 2018. Before joining our Group, Dr. Xu Li was a research scientist at Lenovo Group Ltd. From August 2013 to March 2015, and a postdoctoral fellow at the Chinese University of Hong Kong from October 2010 to July 2013. Dr. Xu Li obtained his bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering in July 2004 and his master’s degree in computer engineering in March 2007 from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (上海交通大學), and his Ph. D. degree in computer science and engineering in December 2010 from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, where he focused on research on computer vision and computational imaging. Dr. Xu Li was ranked top ten in Fortune’s Global List of 40 Under 40 in 2018, an annual ranking published by Fortune featuring the most influential young people in the business sector. He was also listed on Fortune China’s 40 Under 40, a list featuring 40 young business elites in China, for five consecutive years from 2017 to 2021. He was named as the Technology Category Winner of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year China 2018 and the Hong Kong InnoStars Award (香港創新領軍人物大獎) by Our Hong Kong Foundation (團結香港基金) in 2019.
Prof. Tang Xiao’ou
Founder and Executive Director
Prof. Tang Xiao’ou (湯曉鷗), aged 54, is our Founder and was appointed as Executive Director on August 23, 2021. He is primarily responsible for designing the Group’s research and innovation strategies and driving research partnerships with leading universities and academic institutions. Prof. Tang has been a professor at the Department of Information Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong since January 1998, and an Associate Director of the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology of the Chinese Academy of Science (中國科學院深圳先進技術研究院) since January 2009. He has also been a Director of HKAI Lab since May 2018, and the Head of the Shanghai Artificial Intelligence Innovation Center (上海人工智能創新中心) since August 2020. He was a board member of Khazanah Nasional Berhad from June 2019 to April 2020 and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation from July 2018 to March 2021. Prof. Tang has been a fellow at the IEEE since 2009. He was the Editor-in-Chief of IJCV (a leading journal on computer vision) and a General Chair of the ICCV (a leading conference on computer vision). Prof. Tang was ranked as Asia’s top five computer scientists by Guide2Research in 2020. He established the Multimedia Lab (MMLab) of the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2001. He received the Best Paper Award at CVPR in 2009, which was the first one ever from Asia. Prof. Tang obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in July 1990, and a Master of Science degree from the University of Rochester in October 1991. He further received a Ph.D. degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in June 1996.
Dr. Wang Xiaogang
Co-Founder, Executive Director and Chief Scientist
Mr. Xu Bing
Co-Founder, Executive Director and Board Secretary
Dr. Wang Xiaogang
Co-Founder, Executive Director and Chief Scientist
Dr. Wang Xiaogang (王曉剛), aged 44, is our Co-Founder, Executive Director and Chief Scientist. He was appointed as a Director on October 10, 2016 and re-designated as an Executive Director on August 23, 2021. He is primarily responsible for overseeing and supervising our Group’s research team. He joined the Department of Electronic Engineering at the Chinese University of Hong Kong as an assistant professor in August 2009 and has been a professor since August 2020. He has been the Chairman of China Augmented Reality Core Technology Industry Alliance (中國增強現實核心技術產業聯盟) since June 2019. Dr. Wang has published numerous papers at major conferences and journals and his publications have received over 65,000 citations according to Google Scholar, with an H-Index of 120. He was awarded the honorable mention of the PAMI Young Researcher Award by the IEEE Computer Society in 2016 and the Hong Kong RGC Early Career Award in 2012. He was the area chair of various international conferences between 2011 and 2017, including the CVPR, ICCV and ECCV. Dr. Wang obtained his bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering and information science from the Special Class of Gifted Young at the University of Science and Technology of China in July 2001. He further obtained an MPhil degree from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in December 2003 and a Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in June 2009.
Mr. Xu Bing
Co-Founder, Executive Director and Board Secretary
Mr. Xu Bing (徐冰), aged 32, is our Co-Founder, Executive Director and Board Secretary. He was appointed as a Director on December 15, 2015 and re-designated as an Executive Director on August 23, 2021. He is primarily responsible for our Group’s corporate development strategies and overseeing fundraising and strategic investments. Before founding our Group, Mr. Xu Bing was a Ph.D. candidate at the Multimedia Lab of the Chinese University of Hong Kong since August 2012, focusing on research on deep learning and computer vision. He obtained his dual bachelor’s degrees in information engineering and mathematics from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in November 2012. Mr. Xu Bing was named Innovators Under 35 by MIT Technology Review in 2017 and listed on Forbes Asia’s 30 Under 30 in 2019.
Mr. Wang Zheng
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Yang Fan
Co-Founder and Vice President
Mr. Wang Zheng
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Wang Zheng (王征), aged 45, has been our Chief Financial Officer since May 2019. He is primarily responsible for the overall financial planning and management of our Group. Before joining our Group, Mr. Wang worked at Silver Lake from May 2008 to December 2018, with his last position as Managing Director and Head of Greater China, primarily responsible for sourcing and executing private equity investments in the technology and technology-enabled industries. He worked at General Atlantic from May 2005 to April 2008, with his last position as Vice President focusing on technology, media and telecom (TMT) and healthcare-related private equity investments in North Asia. During his tenure with Silver Lake and General Atlantic, Mr. Wang had served as Board Director or Board Observer at several investee companies. Earlier in his career, Mr. Wang was a Senior Business Analyst at corporate finance practice at McKinsey & Company from October 2003 to May 2005. He served as Financial Analyst at Morgan Stanley from November 2002 to August 2003 and at Credit Suisse First Boston from July 2001 to October 2002. Mr. Wang obtained a bachelor’s degree, summa cum laude, in computer science and economics from Yale College in May 2001.
Mr. Yang Fan
Co-Founder and Vice President
Mr. Yang Fan (楊帆), aged 39, is our Co-Founder and has been our Vice President since November 2014. He is primarily responsible for the strategic planning and corporate development of our Group. Mr. Yang has been serving as an industry expert at the Shenzhen Stock Exchange since June 2020 and the Vice President of the Strategic Cooperation and Development Committee of the Institute for AI International Governance of Tsinghua University from April 2021. Before joining our Group, Mr. Yang was the Research Software Development Engineer at Microsoft (China) Co., Ltd. from July 2006 to November 2014. Mr. Yang obtained his bachelor’s and master’s degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University in July 2003 and July 2006, respectively.