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 the Chairman of the board of directors of our parent, SINA, since August 2012, and 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. He also served as SINA’s Executive Vice President from April 2002 to June 2003 and Vice President, Finance from September 1999 to January 2001. 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 is currently a director of Leju Holdings Ltd., an NYSE-listed company providing online-to-offline (O2O) real estate services in China, and a director of NetDragon Websoft Inc., an HKSE-listed company providing technology for online gaming. Mr. Chao holds a B.A. in Journalism from Fudan University in Shanghai, China, an M.A. in Journalism 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.
Daniel Yong Zhang
Daniel Yong Zhang has served as our director since May 2014. Mr. Zhang has been Chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Limited, a leading digital platform company listed on the NYSE and the HKEX, since September 2019, and has served as Alibaba’s Chief Executive Officer since May 2015. After joining Alibaba group in August 2007, Mr. Zhang served multiple senior management roles within the group. He served as Director from September 2014 to August 2019, as Chief Operating Officer from September 2013 to May 2015, and as President of from June 2011 to September 2013, and as Chief Financial Officer of Taobao Marketplace from August 2007 to June 2011 while concurrently served as General Manager of starting in April 2008 to June 2011. Prior to joining Alibaba, Mr. Zhang served as Chief Financial Officer and financial controller of Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited, an online game developer and operator then listed on Nasdaq, from September 2005 to August 2007. From 2002 to 2005, he was a senior manager of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Audit and Business Advisory Division in Shanghai. He was the chairman of Sun Art Retail Group Limited, a company listed on the Main Board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, from January 2018 to October 2020, and served as a director from October 2020 to December 2020. He is a member of the WEF International Business Council and the Vice Co-Chair of the Board and Co-Chair of the China board of Consumer Goods Forum. Mr. Zhang received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
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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