Mr. Yingfeng Zhang has served as the chairman of the Board since November 2014 and as a director and the acting chief executive officer of Shanda Games since October 2014. Mr. Zhang joined Shanda Interactive in 2001 and was the head of the legal and intellectual property department of Shanda Interactive and in charge of screening, negotiations and licensing of online games, including “Mir II.” Before and after the spinoff of Shanda Games from Shanda Interactive in 2009, Mr. Zhang served as the general counsel of Shanda Interactive from April 2008 to September 2011, and as the co-general counsel of Shanda Interactive from September 2011 to December 2014. Mr. Zhang also served as a vice president of Shanda Interactive from August 2011 to December 2014, and Mr. Zhang was a partner of Shanda Capital Limited. On behalf of Shanda Interactive, Mr. Zhang was involved in the daily operations of various subsidiaries of Shanda Interactive, including Hangzhou Bianfeng Networking Technology Co., Ltd., Haofang Co., Ltd. and Shanda Games. Mr. Zhang also has extensive experience in capital market transactions and participated in the initial public offering of Shanda Interactive and Shanda Games, the privatization of Shanda Interactive, and the trade sale of Hangzhou Bianfeng Networking Technology Co., Ltd. and Haofang Co., Ltd. Before joining Shanda Interactive, Mr. Zhang worked with Shanghai Hujiang Law Firm.
Mr. Zhang holds a bachelor’s degree in law from East China University of Political Science and Law and an LL.M. degree from SMU Dedman School of Law.
Mr. Danian Chen has served as a director of Shanda Games since June 2008. Mr. Chen has served as the chairman of the Board and the chief executive officer of Shanghai Lianshang Network Technology Ltd. since October 2013. Mr. Chen is one of the co-founders of Shanda Interactive. Mr. Chen has served in various capacities at Shanda Interactive, most recently as the chief operating officer from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Chen is a member of the board of directors of Shanda Interactive since its inception in 1999, and was also a member of the board of directors of Cloudary Corporation.
Mr. Li Yao has served as a director of Shanda Games since March 2013 and the chief financial officer of Shanda Games since April 2015. Mr. Yao has served as a director of Actoz Soft Co., Ltd. since March 2013 and previously as a director and the chief financial officer of Actoz Soft Co., Ltd. from March 2008 to March 2012 and from March 2008 to July 2011, respectively. Mr. Yao served as Shanda Interactive’s senior vice president and head of finance from June 2013 to April 2015, previously as a vice president and the head of finance of Shanda Interactive from November 2007 to June 2013, and as acting chief finance officer of Ku6 Media Co., Ltd. from October 2009 to September 2010. Prior to joining Shanda Interactive, Mr. Yao was devoted in public accounting service, including working at KPMG for over 11 years, and has extensive experience in Finance and M&A in various fields.
Mr. Yao graduated from the College of International Business and Management of Shanghai University with a finance major and an executive master of business administration degree from Fudan University. Mr. Yao is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of the PRC.
Mr. Shaolin Liang has served as a director of Shanda Games since February 2015. Mr. Shaolin Liang has served as a vice general manager at Ningxia Zhongyin Cashmere International Group Co., Ltd. since February 2015. Mr. Liang previously served at Ningxia Zhongyin Cashmere Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, as a vice general manager from December 2007 to February 2015 and as a member of its board of directors from December 2007 to December 2014. From 1999 to December 2007, Mr. Liang served as a vice president of Ningxia Lingwu Zhongyin Cashmere Co., Ltd. From 1995 to 1999, Mr. Liang served as the section chief of the State Post Bureau of the PRC. Mr. Liang worked for the State Post Bureau of the PRC and Beijing Municipal Postal Administration from March 1986 to 1992 and from 1983 to 1986, respectively.
Mr. Liang holds a bachelor’s degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications and a master’s degree in project planning and development from the University of Bradford.
Heng Wing Chan
Mr. Heng Wing Chan has served as a director of Shanda Games since June 2009. Mr. Chan currently serves as a senior advisor to the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs and is Singapore’s High Commissioner to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, resident in Singapore. Mr. Chan also serves as an independent director of Banyan Tree Holdings, a resort development and management group, and Fraser Centrepoint Limited, a property development and hospitality company, each of which is listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. Mr. Chan has served as chairman of the Asia Center of the Milken Institute since September 2013. From 2008 to 2011, Mr. Chan served as a managing director of international relations for Temasek International Pte. Ltd. and was Temasek’s chief representative in the PRC. Prior to that, Mr. Chan worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Information of Singapore, including serving in Singapore’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, as Consul-General to Hong Kong, Ambassador to Thailand and Consul-General to Shanghai. Mr. Chan also served as the Press Secretary to Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and head of the Media Division in the Singapore Ministry of Information and the Arts.
Mr. Chan holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Singapore and a master’s degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
Mr. Lijun Lin has served as a director of Shanda Games since May 2009. Mr. Lin previously served as the chief executive officer of China Universal Asset Management Co., Ltd., from April 2004 to April 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Lin served as a manager and an assistant director of the listing department of the Shanghai Stock Exchange and served at the China Securities Regulatory Commission (“CSRC”) as a regulator.
Mr. Lin holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in economics from Fudan University and a master of business administration degree from the Harvard Business School.
Mr. Yong Gui has served as a director of Shanda Games since June 2013. Mr. Gui is a deputy dean, professor and Ph.D. supervisor at Fudan University’s Department of Sociology. Mr. Gui also serves in various managerial and academic roles, including as a council member of the China Sociological Association, a deputy director of the “Economic Sociology Special Committee,” a council member of the “Social Network and Social Capital Special Committee” of the China Sociological Association, the vice general secretary of the Shanghai Sociology Association and the deputy director of the Shanghai Association of Young Talent for Societal Construction.
Mr. Gui holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Sociology and a doctoral degree in economics from Fudan University.