Yongqiang Qian has been chairman of Jiayuan's board of directors since 2007, during which he was co-chairman of the board from December 2012 to March 2015. Prior to joining Jiayuan's board, Mr. Qian was a board member and vice president of New Oriental Education & Technology Group, a NYSE-listed company, which he co-founded in November 1993. He served as a vice principal of Beijing New Oriental School and chief executive officer of New Oriental Online from 1993 to 2006. Mr. Qian was the chairman of the board of Beijing Liandong Weiye Technology Development Co., Ltd. Mr. Qian was a founder of New Oriental Online and established New Oriental Online's distance education service and online book store in June 2000. Mr. Qian received an MBA degree from the School of Management of Yale University in 2000 and graduated from North China University of Technology in 1994.
Linguang Wu Director, Chief Executive Officer
Linguang Wu has been Jiayuan's director and chief executive officer since December 2012 and served as the company’s co-chief executive officer from March to December 2012. Prior to Jiayuan, Mr. Wu was part of the founding team at NASDAQ-listed KongZhong Corporation and held numerous management positions, overseeing technology, operations, and billing and licensing for the mobile and online game divisions over a ten-year career at the company. Before joining KongZhong, he was technology manager at Sohu.com from 2000 to 2002, where he was responsible for several key projects, including Sohu.com's flash mail, alumni club and website security. Linguang holds a bachelor's degree in electronic engineering from the University of Science and Technology of China.
Shang-Hsiu Koo Chief Financial Officer
Shang-Hsiu Koo has been Jiayuan's chief financial officer since December 2010. Prior to joining Jiayuan, Mr. Koo was an equity research analyst at Piper Jaffray from June 2010 to December 2010 and a vice president at CapitalVue from December 2008 to June 2010. Prior to joining CapitalVue, Mr. Koo was a China online game and Internet media analyst at Oppenheimer & Co. from February 2008 to December 2008. Mr. Koo was at Pacific Epoch from June 2004 to December 2007 where he was a partner from 2005 to 2006. Mr. Koo received a master's degree in economics from Boston University in 2004 and bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering and economics from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2003.
Hui Song Senior Vice President of Finance and Accounting
Hui Song has been the company's senior vice president of finance and accounting since December 2011. Mr. Song joined Jiayuan as financial controller in July 2010 and became the company's vice president of finance and accounting in January 2011. Prior to joining Jiayuan, Mr. Song was an auditor at KPMG from August 2001 to June 2010, serving as an audit manager from 2007 to 2010. Mr. Song received his bachelor's degree in accounting from Capital University of Economics and Business in 2001. He is a member of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the Certified Internal Auditors.
JP Gan Independent Director
JP Gan has served as an independent director of Jiayuan since 2012 and was the company’s director from 2007 to April 2012. Mr. Gan is a managing director and has served as a member of the investment committee of Qiming Venture Partners, a private equity firm affiliated with Qiming Funds, since 2007. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Gan was the chief financial officer of NASDAQ–listed KongZhong Corporation. Prior to joining KongZhong Corporation, Mr. Gan was a director of the Carlyle Group responsible for venture capital investments in the Greater China region from 2000 to 2005. Mr. Gan worked in the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong from 1999 to 2000 and worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in the United States from 1994 to 1997. Mr. Gan is also an independent director of Ctrip.com International Limited and Cogo Group, Inc., both of which are U.S. publicly-listed companies, and the director of several private companies. He obtained an MBA degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 1999 and a bachelor of business administration from the University of Iowa in 1994. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States.
Xiaochuan Wang Independent Director
Mr. Xiaochuan Wang has been the chief executive officer of Sogou.com ("Sogou"), a business unit of NASDAQ-listed Sohu.com Inc ("Sohu"), since August 2010. In this role, he has led the development of a range of popular Sogou-branded products, including a search engine, Chinese character input tool and web browser. Mr. Wang also currently serves as chief technology officer at Sohu, overseeing the firm's research and development efforts. Prior to joining Sohu, Mr. Wang worked at ChinaRen, previously the largest online Chinese alumni club, where he spearheaded the development of the first open promotion search engine platform in China. He joined Sohu in 2000 upon its acquisition of ChinaRen. He holds a bachelor's degree in computer science and a master's degree in engineering from Tsinghua University.
Paul Keung Independent Director
Mr. Paul Keung has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Tian Ge Interactive Holdings Limited ("Tian Ge"), a live social video company listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange (1980.HK), since April 2014. Prior to joining Tian Ge, Mr. Keung was the Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of investments at Taomee Holdings Limited (NASDAQ:TAOM) since February 2011. Between 2009 and 2011, Mr. Keung was the Managing Director at Oppenheimer Investments Asia, a division of Oppenheimer Holdings (NYSE:OPY). From 2000 to 2009, Mr. Keung was the Executive Director at CIBC World Markets, a division of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM). From 1998 and 2000, Mr. Keung was the Chief Information Officer at Wyndham International, a global hospitality company. Between 1994 and 1998, Mr. Keung served in various investment banking and equity research roles at Deutsche Morgan Grenfell, PaineWebber Securities, and Salomon Brothers. Mr. Keung obtained his bachelor's degree from Cornell University and a master's degree from New York University.
Gaofei Wang Independent Director
Gaofei Wang has served as Weibo's (NASDAQ: WB) Chief Executive Officer since February 2014 and as Senior Vice President at SINA (NASDAQ: SINA) since May 2013. Mr. Wang has been actively involved in Weibo's product and business development since its inception and was promoted to General Manager in December 2012. Mr. Wang joined SINA in August 2000 and worked in its product development department until early 2004 when he transferred to SINA's mobile division. He served as General Manager of SINA Mobile from November 2006 to November 2012. Mr. Wang holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Peking University and an Executive M.B.A. from the Guanghua School of Management at Peking University.