People: Giant Interactive Group Inc (GA.N)

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11 Jul 2014
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Yuzhu Shi

51 2013 Chairman of the Board

Xuefeng Ji

34 2013 President, Director

Wei Liu

45 2013 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jazy Zhang

44 2011 Chief Financial Officer

Shiliang Song

35 2004 Chief Technology Officer

Yonghua Lu

52 Vice President - Sales and Marketing

Min Tang

43 Vice President - Media & Human Resources

Guoqiang Ding

34 2010 Vice President - Project Development

Yongjun Fei

45 Vice President - Office Administration, Legal Affairs and Intellectual Property Rights

Cheng Peng

31 2011 Vice President - Product Operations

Meng Wu

28 2012 Vice President - Strategic Planning and Development of Webgames

Rich Chiang

Director of Investor Relations

Nanchun Jiang

40 Independent Director

Peter Schloss

52 Independent Director

Andrew Yan

56 2006 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Yuzhu Shi

Mr. Yuzhu Shi is Chairman of the Board of Giant Interactive Group Inc. He has resigned as Chief Executive Officer of the company effective April 19, 2013. Mr. Shi also serves as a director for China Minsheng Banking Corp., Ltd., Giant Investment Co., Ltd, Ready Finance Limited, Shanghai Youyuan Gardening Co., Ltd. and Five One Network Development Co. Ltd. He was awarded the “People Who Mattered to China Reform” in 1994, “CCTV Economic People of the Year in China” in 2001 and “Excellent Entrepreneur of Privately-Owned Enterprise” and “Hong Kong Redbud Cup Excellent Entrepreneur” in 2004. Mr. Shi obtained his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Zhejiang University in 1984.

Xuefeng Ji

Mr. Xuefeng Ji is President, Director of Giant Interactive Group Inc. Mr. Ji has been President of the Company since April 19, 2013. From April 2012 to April 2013, Mr. Ji served as the Senior Vice President of Product Development at the Company. From September 2009 to April 2012, he served as Vice President primarily in charge of product development, quality control and project management. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Ji acted as the general manager of the ZT Online project division. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Ji acted as the game statistic designer for ZT Online project and later the principal designer and project manager of ZT Online project. Mr. Ji received his bachelor's degree in Applied Mathematics from Fudan University in 2002 and his master's degree in Mathematics from Fudan University in 2005.

Wei Liu

Ms. Wei Liu is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Giant Interactive Group Inc. She has been a director of the company since October 2006 and was president of the company since September 2007. Ms. Liu is also currently a director of Shanghai Golden Partner Biotech Co., Ltd. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Liu was a vice general manager, and later the general manager, of Shanghai Jiante Bio-Technology Co., Ltd. from 2001 to 2004. From 1996 to 2000, Ms. Liu served as an executive general manager at Zhuhai Selan Yidai Co., Ltd. From 1992 to 1995, Ms. Liu served as a secretary, office administrator and vice president of Zhuhai Giant Group. Ms. Liu has also served as a general manager of Shanghai Golden Partner Biotech Co., Ltd from 2004 to 2007. Ms. Liu received her bachelor’s degrees in Chinese Literature and Sociology from Nankai University in 1990, and received her master’s degree in Business Administration from the China Europe International Business School in 2006.

Jazy Zhang

Ms. Jazy Zhang is Chief Financial Officer of Giant Interactive Group Inc. Prior to joining us, Ms. Zhang was the chief financial officer of Shanghai Storm Entertainment, a venture capital invested pre-IPO online game company in China from November 2009. From 2005 to 2007, Ms. Zhang served as the director of accounting at Magma Design Automation, Inc. Prior to joining Magma Design Automation, Ms. Zhang held finance and accounting management positions at Nassda Corporation from 2004 to 2005, Brocade Communications, Inc. from 2001 to 2004, and Tumbleweed Communications from 2000 to 2001, and worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP in Los Angeles and San Jose, California from 1995 to 2000. Ms. Zhang is a U.S. certified public accountant and holds a master of business taxation from the University of Southern California and a bachelor of science in engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Shiliang Song

Mr. Shiliang Song serves as Chief Technology Officer of Giant Interactive Group Inc. Prior to joining us, Mr. Song was a senior software engineer of Top Group and IDN Telecommunication Co., Ltd from 2000 to 2002. From 2003 to 2004 Mr. Song was a principal programmer at Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited. Mr. Song began serving as a supervisor of Giant Network’s research and development center in October 2004. Mr. Song studied electronic materials and parts in the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China from 1996 to 2000.

Yonghua Lu

Mr. Yonghua Lu serves as Vice President - Sales and Marketing of Giant Interactive Group Inc. Mr. Lu began to serve as a vice president of Giant Network beginning in 2004. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lu was the director of administration and general manager of the Hangzhou branch of Shanghai Jiante Bio-Technology Co., Ltd from 1998 to 2004. From 1996 to 1998, he was a vice general manager of sales in Zhuhai Tiannian International Technology Co., Ltd. Mr. Lu was a manager of human resources, and later became a vice president of marketing of Zhuhai Giant Hi-Tech Co., Ltd from 1993 to 1996. He was an employee trainer of Hengyang Waver Machinery Factory from 1981 to 1993. Mr. Lu received a degree in Journalism from Hunan TV University in 1988. He graduated from the China Europe International Business School in 2009 with an EMBA degree in Business Administration.

Min Tang

Ms. Min Tang serves as Vice President - Media & Human Resources of Giant Interactive Group Inc. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Tang served as the assistant general manager, and later manager of administration and media at Shanghai Golden Partner Biotech Co., Ltd from 2004 to 2006, and the media manager of Shanghai Jiante Bio-Technology Co., Ltd from 2002 to 2004. From 1998 to 2000, Ms. Tang was the general manager of Shenzhen Bose Picture Designing Co., Ltd. Ms. Tang served as the vice general manager of Hong Kong Giant Technology Co., Ltd from 1993 to 1998. Ms. Tang graduated from Sichuan Normal University with a major in Physics in 1991.

Guoqiang Ding

Mr. Guoqiang Ding has served as Vice President - Project Development of Giant Interactive Group Inc., since April 2010. He has served as a vice president primarily in charge of project development since April 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Ding was a principal game designer in Shengpin Network Technology Co., Ltd from 2003 to 2004. From 2001 to 2002, Mr. Ding served as a principal game designer in Hongzhi Network Technology Co., Ltd. Mr. Ding graduated from Changzhou Institute of Technology with a college diploma in Literature in July 2007.

Yongjun Fei

Mr. Yongjun Fei has served as Vice President - Office Administration, Legal Affairs and Intellectual Property Rights of Giant Interactive Group Inc., and Vice President - Zhengtu Information, a subsidiary of Giant Interactive Group Inc. Mr. Fei is also currently the principal of the Luwan Branch Company of Shanghai Giant Biotech Co., Ltd. and the executive director and general manager of Wuxi Yikang Biotech Co., Ltd. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Fei was the vice general manager of Shanghai Giant Biotech Co., Ltd. and Shanghai Golden Partner Biotech Co., Ltd from 1999 to 2007. From January to July 1999, Mr. Fei was the general manager of Zhuhai Kangqi Co., Ltd, and a marketing manager of Tongwei Shenzhen Electronic Co., Ltd from 1997 to 1998. Mr. Fei used to be the general manager of several branch companies of Zhuhai Giant Group from 1994 to 1997, and a teacher of Tianjing University from 1990 to 1994. Mr. Fei received a bachelor’s degree in Precise Instruments and Technology from Tianjin University in 1990 and received his master’s degree in Business Administration from the China Europe International Business School in 2004.

Cheng Peng

Mr. Cheng Peng is Vice President - Product Operations of Giant Interactive Group Inc. He has served as a vice president of company in charge of the ZT Online project division, the overseas operation center and the research institute since January 2011. Prior to joining, Mr. Peng worked at Shanda Interactive Entertainment Limited as a project director in charge of several top games from 2008 to 2010, when he was responsible for organizing and fulfilling the project plan to deliver the products under quality metrics within scheduled time and track, including team development, budgeting and cost management. Prior to that, he also acted as a product manager of multiple game products from 2005 to 2007 in Shanda. Mr. Peng graduated from Chengde Petroleum College in July 2004 with a major in Computer Information Management.

Meng Wu

Mr. Meng Wu is Vice President - Strategic Planning and Development of Webgames of Giant Interactive Group Inc. Mr. Wu served as president and a game producer of Dovo Technology, Inc., a web-game developer and operator in China from 2007 to 2012, during which time period he was responsible for project planning and game development. In 2006, Mr. Wu established Fanswo, a WEB2.0 Community in China and acted as CEO of the company.

Rich Chiang

Nanchun Jiang

Mr. Nanchun Jiang serves as Independent Director of Giant Interactive Group Inc. He has served as the chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Focus Media Holding Limited since 2003, and is currently a director of Peak (Hong Kong) International Ltd. From 1994 to 2003, Mr. Jiang was the chief executive officer of Everease Advertising Corporation, which is one of the top 50 advertising agencies in China. Starting in 2003, Mr. Jiang was general manager of Aiqi Advertising, an advertising company founded by his immediate family members in 1997, which was renamed Focus Media Advertisement in May 2003 in connection with the establishment of its current business operations. Mr. Jiang received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese language and literature from Huadong Normal University in 1995.

Peter Schloss

Mr. Peter Andrew Schloss serves as Independent Director of Giant Interactive Group Inc. Mr. Schloss is a partner and member of the investment committee of Phoenix Media Fund L.P., a private equity fund established by the Phoenix Television Group (HKSE: 2008). Mr. Schloss is also an independent director and audit committee chairman of YY Inc. (Nasdaq: YY) and has been a director of that company since November 2012. Previously, Mr. Schloss served as the chief executive officer of Allied Pacific Sports Network Limited. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Schloss was an executive director of TOM Online Inc. He served as chief financial officer of TOM Online Inc. from December 2003 to September 2005 and chief legal officer of TOM Online Inc. from September 2005 to September 2007. Mr. Schloss was the general counsel at IBM China/Hong Kong Corporation from 1989 to 1991. From 1991 to 1996, he was the general counsel of Satellite Television Asian Region Limited, and was a director of that company from 1993 to 1996 as well as director of Asia Satellite Telecommunications Company Limited from November 1991 to June 1993. He was also an investment banker of ING Barings and head of its Asia Media, Internet and Technology Group from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Schloss received a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Juris Doctor degree from Tulane University.

Andrew Yan

Mr. Andrew Y. Yan is Independent Director of Giant Interactive Group Inc. Mr. Yan currently serves as the founding managing partner of SAIF Partners. Prior to joining SAIF, he was the managing director and head of the Hong Kong office of the Emerging Markets Partnership from 1994 to 2001. From 1989 to 1994, he worked in Washington, DC. for The World Bank, Hudson Institute and Sprint International Corporation as an economist, research fellow and director for Asia, respectively. From 1982 to 1984, he was the chief engineer at the Jianghuai Airplane Corp of China. Mr. Yan received his bachelor degree in Engineering from the Nanjing Aeronautic Institute in the PRC and received his master of arts degree in International Political Economy from Princeton University in 1989. Mr. Yan was a recipient of 2012 China’s National “A Thousand Talents Program” and currently a member of its Evaluation Committee. He is a founding director of China Venture and Private Equity Association, and a director of Peking University Endowment Investment Committee. He was voted by the China Venture Capital Association as “The Venture Investor of the Year” in both 2004 and 2007. He was also selected as one of the “Fifty Finest Private Equity Investors in the World” by the Private Equity International in 2007; “No. 1 Venture Capitalist of the Year” by Forbes (China) in 2008 and 2009. Mr. Yan is also currently an independent non-executive director of China Resources Land Ltd., China Mengniu Diary Company Limited, China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation and Fosun International Ltd.; a non-executive director of Digital China Holdings Ltd., China Huiyuan Juice Group Limited, MOBI Development Co., Ltd.

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