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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Sheng Chen

45 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder

Frank Meng

54 2013 President

Shang-Wen Hsiao

52 2013 Chief Financial Officer

Wing-Dar Ker

2013 President of Microsoft Cloud Business

Philip Lin

46 2011 Executive Vice President - Strategic & Business Development

Ningning Lai

37 2012 Senior Vice President - Network Services

Qi Ning

2012 Senior Vice President of Cloud Syndication and Partnership

Feng Xiao

42 2012 Senior Vice President - Hosting and Related Services

Hongwei Lee

41 2010 Director

Yoshihisa Ueno

51 2010 Director

Sean Shao

59 2015 Independent Director

Chung Hou Kenneth Tai

2012 Independent Director

Eden Woon

2014 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Sheng Chen

Mr. Sheng Chen is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of 21Vianet Group, Inc. Mr. Chen is one of company's co-founders and has served as the chairman of our board of directors and our chief executive officer since our inception. Mr. Chen has been instrumental to the development and success of our business. Mr. Chen provides vision, overall management, and strategic decision-making relating to marketing, investment planning, and corporate development. Mr. Chen has more than 20 years’ experience in the internet infrastructure industry in China and started his entrepreneur career in 1990 when he was a sophomore at Tsinghua University. In 1999, Mr. Chen founded our business and started the first carrier-neutral data center in China. In 1989, Mr. Chen founded Beijing Taixing Data Engineering Co., Ltd. and in 1991, founded A-1 Netcom Inc., one of the pioneers in the ISP industry in China. Mr. Chen received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University in 1991. Mr. Chen is a member of the Tsinghua Entrepreneur & Executive Club and a managing director of the Internet Society of China.

Frank Meng

Mr. Frank Meng is President of 21Vianet Group, Inc. Mr. Meng has served as our president since July 2013. From April 2010 to June 2013, Mr. Meng served as senior vice president and president of greater China for Motorola Mobility, LLC, or Motorola, a wholly owned subsidiary of Google Inc., where he managed all the aspects of Motorola’s business and sales operations in mainland China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Since August 2011, Mr. Meng has served as a Non-Executive and Independent Director at the Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation (HKSE: 0981). From September 2002 to April 2010, Mr. Meng served as senior vice president and president of Qualcomm, Inc, or Qualcomm, in the greater China region and served on the board of directors for Unicom-BREW Telecommunication Technologies, the joint venture between China Unicom and Qualcomm. From 1996 to 2002, he had held executive positions in other leading technology firms in Asia and the U.S. including Tecom Asia Group, Asia.com Inc., Leyou.com Inc., Infocomm International Corp., and Allen Telecom Inc. Mr. Meng is a member of the Expert Committee for Telecommunication Economy of the MIIT. Mr. Meng received his master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Polytechnic University of New York and his bachelor’s degree in microwave and fiber optics from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

Shang-Wen Hsiao

Mr. Shang-Wen Hsiao is Chief Financial Officer of 21Vianet Group, Inc. Previously, Mr. Hsiao has served as our chief financial officer since June 2010. Previously, Mr. Hsiao served as the chief financial officer of Greatdreams (China), Inc. from June 2008 to June 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Hsiao served as the chief financial officer of Memsic Inc. (NASDAQ: MEMS) from July 2007 to June 2008. Mr. Hsiao is currently an independent director of Camelot Information Systems Inc. (NYSE: CIS), a provider of enterprise application services and financial industry IT services in China listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Mr. Hsiao also served as the chief executive officer and chief financial officer of Centuryfone 121 Networking and Communication Co. from September 2003 to May 2007. From July 2000 to September 2003, Mr. Hsiao served as the chief financial officer of YesKey Group. From January 1994 to July 2000, Mr. Hsiao was a senior manager of business, tax and legal advisory for Arthur Andersen LLP in Philadelphia and Shanghai. Mr. Hsiao received his juris doctor degree from Rutgers School of Law in 1994 and his bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from Temple University in 1989. Mr. Hsiao has been a certified public accountant since 1989 and was admitted to the Pennsylvania Bar in 1994.

Wing-Dar Ker

Mr. Wing-Dar Ker has served as President of MS Cloud Business Unit in 21Vianet Group, Inc., since October 2013. Before Joining 21Vianet, Mr. Ker served as General Manager of Customer Service and Support (CSS) for the Asia Pacific and Greater China (APGC) Region at Microsoft, where he led a team of 900 staff located in 13 cities across Asia. He was responsible for overseeing customer service and technical support in the APGC region, as well as web support for the Americas and EMEA regions. Mr. Ker joined Microsoft in 1993 as the Finance Controller for APGC responsible for finance and administration functions. Later, he was responsible for managing distribution and resell channels as well as the small- to mid-size business segment sales. He also served as Asia Chief Information Officer, where he managed Microsoft internal IT functions for the Asia Pacific region, and oversaw the technology infrastructure of over 45 locations across Asia. Over his tenure at Microsoft, Mr. Ker, as well as the APGC CSS under his leadership, received many industry awards from reputable institutions that recognize his leadership in driving innovations in customer services and support. Mr. Ker holds a Master Degree of Business Administration (MBA) from the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and a Bachelor Degree of Economics from the National Taiwan University.

Philip Lin

Mr. Philip Lin is Executive Vice President - Strategic & Business Development of 21Vianet Group, Inc. Mr. Lin has served as our executive vice president of strategy and business development since April 2011. Prior to joining us, Mr. Lin held executive positions at various internet and telecom related companies operating in China and the United States. Mr. Lin also served as an executive at Kluge & Company, where he invested in telecom and internet related private equity deals on behalf of John Kluge and Metromedia Company. Mr. Lin received an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and an MBA from Columbia University.

Ningning Lai

Mr. Ningning Lai is Senior Vice President - Network Services of 21Vianet Group, Inc. Mr. Lai joined the Company as a network engineer in March 2000 and has served in many roles. From April 2001 to September 2004, Mr. Lai was the manager of the network operation department; from October 2004 to June 2005, Mr. Lai was a senior business development manager for the ompany network business; and from July 2005 to July 2006, Mr. Lai was the senior manager of technical support center before being promoted to serve as the director of the Company technical support center from August 2006 to September 2007. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lai worked for Capital Information Development Co. Ltd. from July 1999 to February 2000. Mr. Lai received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Beijing Union University.

Qi Ning

Mr. Qi Ning is Senior Vice President of Cloud Syndication and Partnership Business Unit of 21Vianet. Before joining 21Vianet in August 2012, Mr. Ning was Executive Director & CEO of CNCBB. Since October 1999 when he started his career with China Netcom, Mr. Ning held various senior positions as Director of Business Development, General Manager of Carrier Services and International Business Unit, Assistant to Chief Operating Officer, General Manager of Broadband Access and Partnership Business Unit, Vice President of CNC Broadband Corp., General Manager of East China Region of China Netcom Ltd., General Manager of Zhejiang Provincial Branch of China Netcom Group. In June 2004, Mr. Ning was appointed as the Executive Director of CNC Broadband Corp. and had been in charge of CNCBB's restructuring and operational management as well as business development since then; he became Managing Director and Executive Director & CEO in Oct., 2007. Mr. Ning received Master Degree of Engineering in Engineering Economics from the School of Economics & Management in July 1989 and Bachelor Degree in Engineering Physics in June 1986 from Tsinghua University. Mr. Ning also completed MIT's leadership training program for technological innovation in 2006 and AMP173 of HBS in 2007.

Feng Xiao

Mr. Feng Xiao is Senior Vice President - Hosting and Related Services of 21Vianet Group, Inc. Mr. Xiao has served in various roles since joining the Company in 1996 as a sales manager. From May 1998 to December 2002, Mr. Xiao was the senior manager of the marketing department; from January 2003 to December 2005, Mr. Xiao was a director of sales; from January 2006 to December 2007, Mr. Xiao was the deputy general manager of the company; and from January 2008 to December 2008, Mr. Xiao was the general manager of North China Region and vice president. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Xiao was a planning manager of HeDe Group Company. Mr. Xiao graduated from Capital University of Economics and Business in 1995, and received his MBA at China Europe International Business School in 2011.

Hongwei Lee

Ms. Hongwei Jenny Lee is an Director of 21Vianet Group, Inc. Ms. Lee has served as company's director since October 2010. Our board of directors has determined Ms. Lee satisfies the independence standards under Rule 5605 of NASDAQ Stock Market Rules. Ms. Lee is currently a director of Pactera Technology International Ltd., a leading China-based provider of outsourced information technology and research and development services listed on the NASDAQ Global Market. She also currently serves as a managing director of Granite Global Ventures III L.L.C. and as a general partner of Granite Global Ventures III L.P. and of GGV III Entrepreneurs Fund L.P. From 2002 to 2005, she served as a vice president of JAFCO Asia. From 2001 to 2002, she worked as an investment banker with Morgan Stanley. Prior to that, Ms. Lee worked as an assistant principal engineer with Singapore Technologies Aerospace Group from 1995 to 2000. Ms. Lee received her bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and master’s degree in engineering from Cornell University. Ms. Lee also has an MBA degree from Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Yoshihisa Ueno

Mr. Yoshihisa Ueno is an Director of 21Vianet Group, Inc. Mr. Ueno has served as our director since October 2010. Our board of directors has determined that Mr. Ueno satisfies the independence standards under Rule 5605 of NASDAQ Stock Market Rules. Mr. Ueno is a serial entrepreneur & venture capitalist with operation & industrial expertise in the US, Europe, Japan and China and over 28 years of incubation investment experience in emerging technology startups. Mr. Ueno has been our lead investor and board member of several of our affiliated companies since 2006. Mr. Ueno has been the founding partner of Synapse Partners Limited since December 2002 and SMC Synapse Partners Limited from December 2010. Mr. Ueno has also been a director of several start-up portfolios such as Biomass Energy Corporation since June 2012, Insource (HK) Ltd. from December 2011, TransVirtual K.K. from August 2008 etc. Mr. Ueno has also served as director of BeyondSoft Group Holding Limited (SZSE: 2649) from September 2005 to May 2010, and CDS GS Japan Ltd. (a joint venture with CDC Corp. NASDAQ:CHINA) from June 2011 to April 2012. Mr. Ueno has managed several venture funds such as the Japan-China Bridge Fund from March 2005 to February 2011, Intellectual Property Bank (IPB) Partners Fund #1 in Japan from March 2006 to March 2010 and IPB Holding LLC in the United States from March 2006 to July 2007. Mr. Ueno also served as the chief executive officer at Cycolor, Inc., in the US from September 1998 to June 2003, until Cycolor was acquired by Eastman Kodak in early 2003. Mr. Ueno worked for Fujitec from April 1985 to May 1997 in various managerial capacities in Japan, China, the United Kingdom, Spain and Hong Kong. Mr. Ueno received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Takushoku University.

Sean Shao

Mr. Sean Shao, CPA, is Independent Director of 21Vianet Group, Inc. Mr. Sean Shao currently also serves as independent director and chairman of the audit committee of: Trina Solar Limited, an integrated solar-power products manufacturer and solar system developer listed on the NYSE since January 2015; Jumei International Holding Ltd., an e-commerce company listed on NYSE since May 2014; LightInTheBox Holdings Co. Ltd., an e-commerce company listed on NYSE since June 2013 and UTStarcom Holdings Corp., a provider of broadband equipment and solutions listed on NASDAQ since October 2012. Mr. Shao also serves as independent director and chairman of the audit and compensation committees of China Biologic Products, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company listed on NASDAQ since July 2008, and independent director and chairman of the nominating committee of Agria Corporation, an agricultural company listed on NYSE since November 2008. He served as the chief financial officer of Trina Solar Limited from 2006 to 2008. In addition, Mr. Shao served from 2004 to 2006 as the chief financial officer of ChinaEdu Corporation, an educational service provider, and of Watchdata Technologies Ltd., a Chinese security software company. Prior to that, Mr. Shao worked at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA Ltd. for approximately a decade. Mr. Shao received his master's degree in health care administration from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1988 and his bachelor's degree in art from East China Normal University in 1982. Mr. Shao is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Chung Hou Kenneth Tai

Mr. Kenneth Chung-Hou Tai is an Independent Director of 21Vianet Group, Inc. Mr. Tai has served as independent director since October 2012. Mr. Tai is a prominent figure in the Taiwanese technology sector with over 35 years of industry experience with technology and hardware companies in Taiwan and the United States. Mr. Tai co-founded Acer Group in 1976, which has become one of the top five branded PC vendors in the world today, and held various managerial positions during his tenure. Later in his technology career, Mr. Tai also founded Investar Capital, a venture capital firm focusing on IT companies. Mr. Tai is now serving as chairman of Richtek Technology Corp, a world-leading power management IC design house listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange, and chairman of Digital Times, the only technology-focused newspaper in Taiwan. Currently, Mr. Tai serves on the board of directors for several public companies in Taiwan and Singapore, including D-Link Corporation, Fullerton Technology, Ares International Corporation, Global Testing Corporation, Capella Microsystem Incorporated, and Wafer Works Corporation. Mr. Tai received a master’s degree in business administration from Tam Kang University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from National Chiao Tung University in Taiwan.

Eden Woon

Dr. Eden Y. Woon, Ph.D is an Independent Director of 21Vianet Group, Inc. Dr. Eden Y. Woon is currently Vice-President for Institutional Advancement at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), where he manages the international relations of HKUST with global enterprises, governments and other universities. He is also in charge of public relations, branding, alumni relations and development for the university. Prior to joining HKUST, Dr. Woon served as Managing Director of Li & Fung Group's China Corporate Office and China Managing Director of Toys "R" Us LiFung—the franchise of Toys "R" Us in China. From 2006 to 2007, Dr. Woon was a Vice-President of Starbucks Coffee China in Shanghai. From 1997 to 2006, Dr. Woon served as CEO of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, the oldest and largest business organization in Hong Kong. He was the Executive Director of the Washington State China Relations Council from 1994 to 1997. Dr. Woon received his BA degree from the University of Iowa and his MA, M.S, and PhD degrees, all in Mathematics, from the University of Washington. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.