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GDS Holdings Ltd (GDS.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Wei Huang

49 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Tat Hiang Sio

69 2014 Vice Chairman of the Board

Daniel Newman

56 2011 Chief Financial Officer

Xu Wei

44 2013 Senior Vice President - Sales

Liang Chen

42 Senior Vice President - Strategy

Yilin Chen

46 2016 Senior Vice President - Product and Service

Yan Liang

41 2010 Senior Vice President - Operation and Delivery

Ping Hua

53 2007 Director

Jonathan King

40 2016 Member of the Executive Committee

Choong Kwong

60 2014 Director

Bruno Lopez

52 2014 Director

Satoshi Okada

58 2014 Director

Ah Doo

67 2014 Independent Director

Ho Ping Siao

66 2007 Independent Director

Bin Yu

47 Independent Director

Baharudin Zulkifli

57 Independent Director

Laura Chen

IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Wei Huang

Mr. William Wei Huang is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He is our founder, chairman of our board of directors and, since 2002, has served as our chief executive officer. Since 2004, Mr. Huang has also served as a director of Haitong-Fortis Private Equity Fund Management Co., Ltd., a domestic private equity fund management company in China. Prior to founding our company, he served as a senior vice president of Shanghai Meining Computer Software Co., Ltd., which operates StockStar.com, a website primarily providing finance and securities related information and services in China, as a vice president of Ego Electronic Commerce Co., Ltd., and as general manager of Shanghai Huayang Computer Co., Ltd.

Tat Hiang Sio

Mr. Sio Tat Hiang is Vice Chairman of the Board of the Company. He is vice-chairman of the board of directors of our company and has been a director since 2014. Mr. Sio is the Executive Director of ST Telemedia. In this role, he provides strategic direction and overall leadership of ST Telemedia. Under his guidance, ST Telemedia has redefined and broadened its business focus into strategic areas that better position ST Telemedia’s portfolio for continued growth and long-term success in the digital economy. Mr. Sio currently also sits on the Boards of U Mobile Sdn Bhd and Tata Communications Data Centers Private Limited. Prior to ST Telemedia, Mr. Sio served as Vice President of Corporate Finance at Singapore Technologies Pte. Ltd., or ST, where he oversaw ST’s treasury and investment management functions. His role was later expanded to include Director of Strategic Investment and Group Treasurer. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with honors from the National University of Singapore and attended the London Business School Senior Management Programme.

Daniel Newman

Mr. Daniel Newman is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He has served as the chief financial officer of GDS since September 2011. Prior to joining us in this capacity, Mr. Newman acted as an advisor to GDS from 2009 to 2011. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Newman served as a managing director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch with responsibility for investment banking clients in the telecom, media, and technology sectors in Asia. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Newman acted as an advisor in the chairman’s office of Reliance Communications in Mumbai, India. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Newman served as a managing director at Deutsche Bank with responsibility for investment banking clients in the telecom and media sectors in Asia. Mr. Newman previously worked as an investment banker at Salomon Brothers (and its successors) from 1997 to 2001 and at S.G. Warburg (and its successors) from 1983 to 1997 in London and Hong Kong. Mr. Newman received his bachelor’s degree in history from Bristol University in the UK in 1983.

Xu Wei

Mr. Xu Wei is the Senior Vice President - Sales of the Company. He joined GDS in 2013 as our senior vice president of sales, and is responsible for sales operations and management. Prior to joining us, Mr. Wei was a general manager of Beijing VPro Intellectual Technology Limited Company from 2011 to 2013, with responsibility for mobile value-added business promotions and software development. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Wei served as a general manager of Shenzhen VPro Technology Limited Company, with responsibility for operations and software development and integration. From 1998 to 2005, Mr. Wei held various roles at Zhong Lian Group, including technical director, business development manager and division general manager, engaged in sales and management of core systems. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Wei served as an engineer at Beijing Electronic Office, with responsibility for network-building and management. Mr. Wei received a bachelor’s degree in physics from Shandong University.

Liang Chen

Ms. Liang Chen is Senior Vice President - Strategy of the Company. She joined us in 2015 with responsibility for product strategy management and the delivery of data center projects, design and construction. Prior to joining us, Ms. Chen worked with IBM Global Technology Service for 14 years. Ms. Chen held several leadership roles in IBM, including manager of IBM’s China data center solution design team, general manager of IBM’s data center consulting and design department and service product line manager of IBM’s Greater China data center department. Prior to joining IBM, Ms. Chen spent seven years at the East China Architectural Design and Research Institute. Ms. Chen holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Shanghai University and a master’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Tongji University.

Yilin Chen

Ms. Yilin Chen is Senior Vice President - Product and Service of the Company. Prior to joining us, Ms. Chen held various roles in consulting, business planning and analysis, product and operations. Ms. Chen worked at HP China for 12 years, holding leadership roles related to IT solutions and service, outsourcing, business development and management. From 1992 to 1995, Ms. Chen worked at the East China Institute of Computer and Science. She graduated from Shanghai Science and Technology University with a bachelor's degree in computer science.

Yan Liang

Ms. Yan Liang is Senior Vice President - Operation and Delivery of the Company. She has served as our senior vice president of operation and delivery since 2010 with responsibility for establishing the operation governance system and management platform for data centers. Ms. Liang currently also serves on China Data Center Committee as vice chairman with responsibility for contributing to white papers for the operation and maintenance management technology of data centers and promoting maintenance and operation in data center industry. Prior to joining us, Ms. Liang served as a director of operations and business development with COSCO’s global data center business where she had responsibility for information system centralization, construction of large data centers, establishment and promotion of ITIL operation management systems and global disaster recovery. Prior to COSCO, Ms. Liang was a distinguished lecturer at HP Management School. Ms. Liang received a bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Tie Dao University and a MBA from Fudan University.

Ping Hua

Dr. Hua Ping is Director of the Company. He has been a director of our company since 2007. Dr. Hua is currently a managing partner of SBCVC. Starting from 2000, he has led the investment into many high-tech companies in IT, healthcare, and cleaner technologies sectors, including Dian Diagnostics, BGI, Edan, Navinfo, Shenwu, Longxin, GDS Holdings and PPTV. Prior to joining SBCVC, he was with McKinsey & Company and Siemens (USA). Dr. Hua holds a bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.

Jonathan King

Mr. Jonathan King is Member of the Executive Committee of the Company. He has been a member of our executive committee since October 2016 and has been involved with our company since 2014, in his role as chief operating officer of ST Telemedia’s data center business—STT Global Data Centres. From 2009 to 2014, Mr. King was the co-fund manager of Securus Data Property Fund, an investment fund focused on the acquisition and management of high quality data center assets in Asia-Pacific region and Europe. During that time, Mr. King played a key role in developing the portfolio of data centers that was eventually listed as Keppel DC REIT on the Singapore Exchange. From 2004 to 2009, Mr. King was an associate director with Macquarie Bank’s real estate group. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Sydney and a graduate diploma in finance and investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.

Choong Kwong

Mr. Kwong Choong is Director of the Company. He has been a director of our company since 2014. Mr. Lee is ST Telemedia’s executive vice president for China. He is responsible for China investments and business development. Mr. Lee brings with him more than 20 years of China business experience. He played a key role in ST Telemedia’s investments in the Chinese market with China Unicom and China Huaneng. Prior to joining ST Telemedia, Mr. Lee led ST Electronics & Engineering’s research and development team, and held various senior managerial positions in project management and operations with ST Ventures. Mr. Lee holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the National University of Singapore, and a UCLA-NUS Executive MBA.

Bruno Lopez

Mr. Bruno Lopez is Director of the Company. He has been a director of our company since 2014. Mr. Lopez is the chief executive officer and executive director of ST Telemedia’s data center business—ST Telemedia Global Data Centres. Over the past three years, Mr. Lopez has led ST Telemedia in its strategy to build a large portfolio of integrated data centers across a global platform in Singapore, UK, India and in China through GDS Holdings. He is a board member and executive committee member in all these operational platforms. Prior to joining ST Telemedia Global Data Centres, Mr. Lopez held senior management positions in the telecommunication arm of Singapore-listed conglomerate, Keppel T&T from 1995 to April 2014. In his last position in Keppel T&T, as the executive director and chief executive officer of Keppel Data Centres, Mr. Lopez was responsible for developing Keppel’s data center business servicing some of the largest blue chip customers from its inception in Singapore to eventually in Asia and Europe, across key first tier cities. In 2010, Mr. Lopez also led the setting up of Securus Data Property Fund, a data center-specific investment fund focused on the acquisition of high quality data center assets in Asia-Pacific and Europe. Prior to his departure from Keppel T&T, Mr. Lopez was instrumental in preparing the business of Keppel Data Centres for a REIT listing on the Singapore Exchange and establishing a data center development platform for future growth. He holds a bachelor’s degree with honors from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in human resources from Rutgers University.

Satoshi Okada

Mr. Satoshi Okada is Director of the Company. He has been a director of our company since 2014. Mr. Okada previously served as executive vice president of the SOFTBANK Group’s e-commerce business planning in Japan since April 2000. Prior to that, he held various management positions within the SOFTBANK Group. He also serves as a director of Alibaba Japan, which is engaged in the business of e-commerce services. Mr. Okada also represented SoftBank as a director on the board of Baozun Inc., a Nasdaq-listed company, and Alibaba.com while it was a public company in Hong Kong. Before joining the SOFTBANK Group, Mr. Okada served as chief executive officer and president of NetIQ KK. Mr. Okada is also renowned in the storage management industry for his success in establishing Cheyenne Software KK and Computer Associates Japan as industry leaders in the Japanese market.

Ah Doo

Mr. Ah Doo is Independent Director of the Company. He has been a director of our company since 2014. Mr. Lim is currently the chairman and independent non-executive director of Olam International Limited and Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd, as well as an independent non-executive director of ARA-CWT Trust Management (Cache) Limited, GP Industries Limited, SM Investments Corporation, Sembcorp Marine Ltd, Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd, STT GDC Pte Ltd and Tata Telecommunications Date Centers Private Limited, or TCDC, and U Mobile Sdn Bhd. He also chairs the audit committees of ARA-CWT Trust Management (Cache), GP Industries, TCDC, U Mobile and STT GDC Pte Ltd, and is also a member of the audit committee of Singapore Technologies Engineering, Sembcorp Marine and SM Investments Corporation. He is also a member of the Ethics Sub-Committee, Public Accountants Oversight Committee, Singapore. During his 18-year distinguished banking career in Morgan Grenfell, Mr. Lim held several key positions including chairing Morgan Grenfell (Asia). He also chaired the Singapore Investment Banking Association in 1994. From 2003 to 2008, he was president and then vice chairman of the RGM group, a leading global resource-based group. Mr. Lim holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering with honors from the Queen Mary College, University of London, and a MBA from the Cranfield School of Management.

Ho Ping Siao

Mr. Siao Ho Ping is Independent Director of the Company. He has been a director of our company since 2007. Between 2002 and 2007, Mr. Siao worked as an investment consultant. For more than ten years prior to 2002, Mr. Siao served as the senior vice president and director of China Operation at Ecoban Finance Limited in New York, which was a member of SK Group of South Korea. Prior to 1987, Mr. Siao served as the vice president of ContiTrade Services Corp. in New York (also known as Merban Corp.), which was a member of Continental Grain Company. Mr. Siao received a master’s degree in international management with distinction from The American Graduate School of International Management, also known as Thunderbird, in 1982.

Bin Yu

Ms. Bin Yu is Independent Director of the Company. She has served as our independent director since the SEC’s declaration of effectiveness of our registration statement on Form F-1. She currently serves as a financial advisor to Innolight Technology Corp, a company engaged in the development and manufacturing of optical modules used in mega data centers. Ms. Yu has served as an independent director of Baozun Inc., a Nasdaq-listed brand e-commerce solutions provider based in China, and an independent director of Tian Ge Interactive Holdings Limited, a live social video platform in China listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. From 2015 to May 2016, she served as the chief financial officer of Innolight Technology Corp. From 2013 to 2015, she served as a director and the chief financial officer of Star China Media Limited, a company engaged in the entertainment TV programs business. From 2012 to 2013, she was a senior vice president of Youku Tudou Inc., and had responsibility for the company’s investments in content production, mergers and acquisitions and strategic investments. She previously served as the chief financial officer from 2012 to 2013, and the vice president of finance from 2010 to 2011, of Youku Tudou’s predecessor, Tudou Holdings Limited. Prior to that, she worked at KPMG from 1999 to 2010 and was a senior manager of KPMG’s Greater China region. Ms. Yu received a master’s degree in accounting from the University of Toledo, and an EMBA from Tsinghua University and INSEAD, respectively. Ms. Yu is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States admitted by the Accountancy Board of Ohio, a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Baharudin Zulkifli

Mr. Zulkifli Baharudin is Independent Director of the Company. He has served as our independent director since the SEC’s declaration of effectiveness of our registration statement on Form F-1. He is currently the executive chairman of Indo-Trans Corporation, a logistics and supply chain company. He also serves as a managing director of Global Business Integrators Pte Ltd. Mr. Zulkifli is currently the Non-Executive Independent Director and Nominating Committee Chairman at Singapore Post Limited and the Non-Executive Independent Director at Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited. Mr Zulkifli also serves as a director on the Board of Ang Mo Kio Thye Hua Kwan Hospital Ltd., Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities Limited, Singapore Management University, GB Vietnam Investments Pte. Ltd., Indo-Trans (Vietnam) Logistics Co. Pte. Ltd., GBI Capital Pte. Ltd. and Global Business Integrators Pte. Ltd Mr. Zulkifli also serves as a Trustee of the Singapore Management University and is Singapore’s Non-Resident Ambassador to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. He was also the independent director of Mentor Media Ltd, which has extensive operations in China, from 1993-2014. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Zulkifli was vice president of Asia of Eagle Global Logistics/Circle International. From 1995 to 1998, he served as Deputy Managing Director of Concord Express Logistics Pte Ltd. From 1991 to 1998, he was general manager of Scandinavia Warehouse Pte Ltd. From 1984 to 1991, he held various positions in the Singapore Government Service. From 1997 to 2001, he also served as a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore. Mr. Zulkifli received his bachelor’s degree in estate management from the National University of Singapore.

Laura Chen