People: Taomee Holdings Ltd (TAOM.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Liqing Zeng

43 2008 Chairman of the Board

Yunpeng Cheng

35 2012 President, Director

Haibing Wang

32 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Sam Lawn

2014 Chief Financial Officer

Quan Zhou

36 2011 Vice President - Human Resources

Zhen Wei

38 2014 Director

J. Gan

40 2012 Independent Director

George Kuan

39 2012 Independent Director

Ted Lai

42 2012 Independent Director

Shengwen Rong

44 2011 Independent Director

Changtian Wang

48 2012 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Liqing Zeng

Mr. Liqing Zeng is Chairman of the Board of Taomee Holdings Ltd., since October 2008. Mr. Zeng founded Shenzhen Decent Investment Limited, an investment company which focuses on high-technology investment, in May 2007 and has served as the chairman since its inception. Previously, Mr. Zeng co-founded Tencent Holdings Limited, an Internet service company in China listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and served as its chief operating officer from 1999 to 2007. From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Zeng served as a manager in the Shenzhen Branch of China Telecom Corporation Limited, a company engaging in information service and wired telecommunications and broadband services in China and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Zeng is also an independent director of A8 Digital Music Holdings Limited, an integrated digital music company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, a director of Shenzhen Ruigao, a director of Chuangyou, a director of Shenzhen Taole Internet Technology Co., Ltd, a director of Shenzhen Kuaibo Technology Co., Ltd. and a director of several private companies. Mr. Zeng received his EMBA degree from China Europe International Business School in China in 2007 and his bachelor's degree in computer communication from Xi'an Electronic Technology University in 1993.

Yunpeng Cheng

Mr. Yunpeng Cheng has been appointed as President, Director of Taomee Holdings Ltd. Mr. Wei has served as director since October 2008. Prior to co-founding the company, Mr. Wei worked as a software engineer at Novell China Inc., a company engaging in infrastructure software business, from 2006 to 2007. Mr. Wei was a system architecture designer and project manager at Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited from 2004 to 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Wei was a software engineer at Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., a China-based telecom solutions provider, from July 2003 to December 2003. Mr. Wei has approximately eight years of experience in software and Internet technology. Mr. Wei received his bachelor's degree in chemistry and his master's degree in computer science from University of Science and Technology of China in 1999 and 2003, respectively.

Haibing Wang

Mr. Benson Haibing Wang is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Taomee Holdings Ltd. Mr. Wang has served as the Company's director since October 2008. Prior to co-founding the Company, Mr. Wang worked as a project manager at Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited, a subsidiary of Tencent Holdings Limited, from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Wang is also a director of Shenzhen Ruigao. Mr. Wang has approximately seven years of experience in the development of online products in China and has formulated ur current strategy and led to growth. Mr. Wang received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and his master’s degree in computer science from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in 2001 and 2004, respectively.

Sam Lawn

Mr. Sam Lawn is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Lawn held a senior executive position at RenRen Inc. (NYSE: RENN), a leading social networking firm in China and served as the head of investor relations from 2011 to 2013. From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Lawn served as a research equity analyst at Oppenheimer and Co., a leading full-service boutique investment bank where he covered Internet, online gaming, and media companies in the Chinese ADR market. From 2008 to 2009, he worked as the senior director of business development of Lucky Dragon Group, a global supplier of fashion accessories listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Lawn co-founded and served as president of Leap Inc., a procurement services company with offices in China and the U.S. From 2003 to 2004, he was an operations manager for Universal Distribution Company, a procurement office for Dollar Dream. From 2001 to 2003, Mr. Lawn worked as a programming business analyst for Accenture Corp., a global management consulting firm. Mr. Lawn received his bachelor's degree in Operations Management Information Systems from Santa Clara University.

Quan Zhou

Mr. Quan Zhou is Vice President - Human Resources of Taomee Holdings Ltd., since July 2011. Prior to joining the company, Mr. Zhou worked as a strategic manager of human resources and manager of human resources of wireless industry department of Tencent Technology Company Limited, from January 2004 to July 2011. Mr. Zhou was the officer of human resources development and the manager of human resources of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd., Henan branch, from July 1997 to December 2003. Mr. Zhou has approximately 14 years of experience in human resources management. Mr. Zhou received his bachelor's degree in international trade and commerce from Jiangxi University of Finance and Economics in 1997.

Zhen Wei

Mr. Zhen Wei is Director of Taomee Holdings Ltd. Mr. Wei has served as director since October 2008. Prior to co-founding the company, Mr. Wei worked as a software engineer at Novell China Inc., a company engaging in infrastructure software business, from 2006 to 2007. Mr. Wei was a system architecture designer and project manager at Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited from 2004 to 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Wei was a software engineer at Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd., a China-based telecom solutions provider, from July 2003 to December 2003. Mr. Wei has approximately eight years of experience in software and Internet technology. Mr. Wei received his bachelor's degree in chemistry and his master's degree in computer science from University of Science and Technology of China in 1999 and 2003, respectively.

J. Gan

Mr. J.P. Gan has been appointed as Independent Director of Taomee Holdings Ltd, effective June 9, 2012. In May 2009, he became Director of the Company. He is also Member of the Company's Audit and Compensation Committees, and has been Member of the Nominating and Governance Committees of the Company. Mr. Gan was appointed during his professional career a managing director of Qiming Venture Partners since January 2007. From May 2005 to December 2006, Mr. Gan was Chief Financial Officer of KongZhong Corporation, a Nasdaq listed wireless internet company. Prior to joining KongZhong, Mr. Gan was a director of The Carlyle Group responsible for venture capital investments in the Greater China region from May 2000 to May 2005. Mr. Gan worked at the investment banking division of Merrill Lynch in Hong Kong from August 1999 to May 2000, and worked at Price Waterhouse in the United States from August 1994 to September 1997. Mr. Gan obtained a Masters of Business Administration from the Chicago Graduate School of Business in 1999 and his Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Iowa in 1994. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States.

George Kuan

Mr. George Kuan has been appointed as Independent Director of Taomee Holdings Ltd., effective June 9, 2012. Mr. Kuan is currently in a sales leadership role at Nike Inc. Greater China. Prior to joining Nike Inc. Greater China, Mr. Kuan worked at several well-known multinational corporations, including Coca-Cola (China) Beverages, Ltd., SAP, Oracle Corporation and BMC Software Inc. Mr. Kuan earned his bachelor's degree in business administration in finance from the University of Houston in 1996, his master of science in management and systems from New York University in 2004, and his Ph.D. in philosophy from the International School of Management in 2011.

Ted Lai

Mr. Ted Lai has been appointed as Independent Director of Taomee Holdings Ltd., effective June 9, 2012. Mr. Lai is currently the executive vice president for Asia of BBC Worldwide, responsible for strategic development across the Asia region, driving growth through new brand, product and service initiatives. Mr. Lai also serves on the steering committee of AngelVest, a China based angel investor organization. Before joining BBC, Mr. Lai spent more than a decade working for Time Warner with his last role being senior vice president of Warner Bros. International TV. Previously, Mr. Lai was a business development and product management executive in the digital media industry, having worked in several high-profile companies, including idealab's FreePC from inception to merger and initial public offering. Mr. Lai also developed strategic plans for theme parks and location-based entertainment centers for the Walt Disney Company. Mr. Lai earned his MBA at Harvard Business School and master's and bachelor's degrees in engineering at Stanford University.

Shengwen Rong

Mr. Shengwen Rong, CPA, is Independent Director of Taomee Holdings Ltd., since June 2011. Mr. Rong has been the chief financial officer of UCWeb Inc., a provider of mobile Internet software technology and application services. From April 2010 to January 2012, Mr. Rong was the chief financial officer of Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co., Ltd, a NYSE-listed company. Prior to that, Mr. Rong had been the chief financial officer of two privately held education companies in China since April 2008. From 2000 to 2008, Mr. Rong held multiple financial management positions at Google, Inc. Solectron Corp., and Siebel Systems. Mr. Rong also worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers as an auditor both in its Chicago and Beijing offices. Mr. Rong obtained a bachelor's degree in economics from Renmin University of China in 1991, a master's degree in professional accountancy from West Virginia University in 1996 and an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago in 2000. Mr. Rong is a certified public accountant in the United States.

Changtian Wang

Mr. Changtian Wang has been appointed as Independent Director of Taomee Holdings Ltd., effective June 9, 2012. Mr. Changtian Wang is the chairman and chief executive officer of Beijing Enlight Media Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. He has more than twenty years' experience in media industry. Before founding Beijing Enlight Media Co., Ltd., Mr. Wang worked for some television channels and newspapers in China, such as Beijing Television. He earned his bachelor's degree in journalism from Fudan University.

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