People: China Distance Education Holdings Ltd (DL)

DL on New York Consolidated

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31 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Zhengdong Zhu

45 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Baohong Yin

46 Deputy Chairman of the Board

Ping Wei

43 Chief Financial Officer

Hongfeng Sun

47 Vice President, Director

Xiaoshu Chen

50 Independent Director

Liankui Hu

64 Independent Director

Annabelle Long

40 2008 Independent Director

Carol Yu

51 Independent Director

Lingling Kong

IR Manager

Biographies

Name Description

Zhengdong Zhu

Mr. Zhengdong Zhu is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of China Distance Education Holdings Ltd. Zhengdong Zhu is co-founder, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of our company and is responsible for the overall management operations and strategic direction of our company. Prior to co-founding our company in 1998, Mr. Zhu worked at the Beijing Huake Hi-Tech Co., Ltd., a communications products and computer facilities company, as an engineer, manager of network department and vice general manager in charge of marketing and sales from 1995 to 1998. From 1989 to 1995, Mr. Zhu worked as an engineer in the area of electronic communications technology at the research department of North China Institute of Electro-Optics Technology. Mr. Zhu graduated from the Radio Engineering Department of the Southeast University in China with a bachelor’s degree in radio engineering in 1989, and obtained a graduate certificate from the management science department in Sichuan University in China in 2001. Mr. Zhu received his MBA degree from Tsinghua University in 2011. Mr. Zhu and Ms. Baohong Yin, our director and deputy chairman, are husband and wife.

Baohong Yin

Ms. Baohong Yin is Deputy Chairman of the Board of China Distance Education Holdings Ltd. Baohong Yin is co-founder, director and deputy chairman of our company. From 1989 to 2004, Ms. Yin worked as engineer, vice director of laboratory, senior engineer, director of laboratory and vice-general engineer at Beijing Uni-Construction Dadi Concrete Building Components Co., Ltd (previously known as Beijing Residential Construction Component Manufacturer). Ms. Yin graduated in 1989 from the Civil Engineering Department of Southeast University in China with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. She was also conferred the qualification as a senior engineer by the Beijing Advanced Specialized Technology Committee in 1999. Ms. Yin received her EMBA degree from Beijing University in 2010. Ms. Yin and Mr. Zhengdong Zhu, our chairman and chief executive officer, are wife and husband.

Ping Wei

Ms. Ping Wei, CPA, is Chief Financial Officer of China Distance Education Holdings Ltd. Ping Wei is our chief financial officer. Ms. Wei has extensive international finance, accounting and audit experience. From 2005 to 2008, Ms. Wei worked with New Oriental Education and Technology Group (NYSE: EDU) as its director of finance and controller. In 2004, Ms. Wei was the head for New Oriental’s North American operation. Prior to that, Ms. Wei worked with Lorus Therapeutics Inc., or Lorus, a Canadian biopharmaceutical company listed on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the American Stock Exchange as its acting chief financial officer and controller and previously as its assistant controller. Prior to working at Lorus, Ms. Wei worked as an auditor for seven years with Deloitte & Touche in Toronto and Arthur Andersen in Beijing. Ms. Wei is a Canadian Chartered Accountant and a US Certified Public Accountant with the State of Illinois. Ms. Wei received her bachelor’s degree in international accounting from the Central University of Finance and Banking in Beijing in 1993.

Hongfeng Sun

Mr. Hongfeng Sun is Vice President and Director of China Distance Education Holdings Ltd. Hongfeng Sun is co-founder, director and vice president of our company. Prior to co-founding our company, he worked at Sichuan Champion Hi-Tech Co., Ltd., a company in Sichuan, China engaging in system integration. From 1991 to 1998, Mr. Sun worked as an assistant general manager in charge of market development at Nanjing Bada Computer System Co., Ltd. From 1989 to 1991, Mr. Sun worked at Port Authority of Nanjing as a system engineer. Mr. Sun received his bachelor’s degree in radio engineering from the Radio Engineering Department of Southeast University in China in 1989 and his MBA degree from China Europe International Business School in 2012.

Xiaoshu Chen

Mr. Xiaoshu Chen is Independent Director of China Distance Education Holdings Ltd. Xiaoshu Chen is an independent director of our company, and currently a professor and an assistant director at the Department of Radio Engineering of SISE Southeast University in China. From 1985 to 2001, Professor Chen worked as an assistant lecturer, lecturer and assistant professor at the same department. Professor Chen has almost 20 years of experience in communication systems and network research. He graduated in 1985 from the Department of Radio Engineering of the Nanjing Institute of Technology in China with a bachelor’s degree in engineering. He obtained his master’s degree in engineering in 1990 from the same university.

Liankui Hu

Mr. Liankui Hu is Independent Director of China Distance Education Holdings Ltd. Liankui Hu is an independent director of our company. He has also served as chairman on the boards of directors of the following technology companies since 1998, Beijing Teamsun Technology Co., Ltd., and Beijing Huasun Mingtian Technology Co. Ltd. From 1987 to 1998, Mr. Hu had worked for the Sixth Electronics Institute of the Ministry of Information Industry as deputy president, for Beijing Shenyan System Co., Ltd. as general manager, and for Beijing Huasun Computer Co., Ltd. as general manager. He was a lecturer in School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University in China from 1985 to 1987. Mr. Hu received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Radio Engineering Department of Tsinghua University in 1982, and his master’s degree from School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University in 1985.

Annabelle Long

Ms. Annabelle Yu Long is Independent Director of China Distance Education Holdings Ltd. Annabelle Yu Long is an independent director of our company. She has served as Chief Executive of Bertelsmann China Corporate Center and Managing Director of Bertelsmann Asia Investments, or BAI, the strategic investment arm of Bertelsmann AG since 2008. BAI is an affiliate of Bertelsmann Asia Investments AG, a shareholder of our company. In addition, she has served as board member for BMG Right Management Germany GMBH. From 2005 to 2007, Ms. Long was a principal of Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments. Ms. Long received her bachelor’s degree in science and electric engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology in China in 1994, and her MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2005.

Carol Yu

Ms. Carol Yu is Independent Director of China Distance Education Holdings Ltd. Carol Yu is an independent director of our company. Since 2004, Ms. Yu has been serving as co-president and chief financial officer of Sohu.com Inc., an Internet portal company listed on the Nasdaq Global Market. From 2000 to 2001, Ms. Yu served as vice president of Guangdong Kelon Refrigerating Company Limited, a home appliance manufacturer in China. From 1995 to 2000, Ms. Yu served as senior vice-president at the investment banking department of Donaldson Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation in Hong Kong. Prior to that, Ms. Yu also worked with Arthur Andersen Hong Kong and Beijing for ten years and was a partner of the audit division, and held the position of general manager at Arthur Andersen-Hua Qiang, the joint venture accounting firm formed between Arthur Andersen and the Ministry of Finance in China. Ms. Yu obtained her bachelor’s degree in accounting from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Ms. Yu is a Hong Kong Certified Public Accountant.

Lingling Kong

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