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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Joseph Chen

43 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Jintao Ren

2015 Chief Financial Officer

Jian Liu

45 2008 Chief Operating Officer, Director

Chuan He

33 Senior Vice President - Games

Lillian Liu

49 2012 Senior Vice President

Alvin Chiang

42 2008 Chief Marketing Officer

Jing Huang

32 Vice President

Derek Boyang Shen

39 2010 Vice President - Nuomi

Jiang Wu

36 Vice President

Michael McGowan

2019 Vice President of Sales of Chime Technologies

Kitty Juan Zhou

39 2011 Vice President of 56.com

Hui Huang

40 2015 Director

Katsumasa Niki

46 2012 Director

David Chao

51 2006 Independent Director

Wang Chuanfu

47 2012 Independent Director

Matthew Nimetz

76 2008 Independent Director

Tianruo Pu

49 2016 Independent Director

Stephen Tappin

2016 Independent Director

Cynthia Liu

2012 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Joseph Chen

Mr. Joseph Chen is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of Renren Inc. He is the founder of company. Mr. Chen is a pioneer of China’s internet industry. Before founding our company, Mr. Chen was the co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of ChinaRen.com, a first-generation SNS in China and one of China’s most visited websites in 1999. He served as senior vice president for Sohu.com after ChinaRen.com was acquired by Sohu in 2000. Mr. Chen holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Delaware, a master’s degree in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a M.B.A. degree from Stanford University.

Jintao Ren

Mr. Thomas Jintao Ren is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Thomas Jintao Ren has served as chief financial officer for our company since September 30, 2015. Prior to rejoining Renren, Mr. Ren was the chief financial officer at Chukong Technologies. Mr. Ren was previously at Renren between 2005 and 2013, where he served as our senior finance director. Prior to that, Mr. Ren had worked at KPMG for five years. Mr. Ren holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Renmin University of China. He is a certified public accountant in China and the United States.

Jian Liu

Mr. James Jian Liu is Chief Operating Officer, Director of Renren Inc. He has served as director since January 2008 and chief operating officer since February 2006. Before joining our company, he was the co-founder and chief executive officer of UUMe.com, one of the earliest social networking service websites in China. He served as product management director at Fortinet in its early years and held a senior product manager role at Siebel Systems. Mr. Liu started his career as a management consultant with the Boston Consulting Group in China. Mr. Liu holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and a M.B.A. degree from Stanford University, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar.

Chuan He

Mr. Chuan He is a Senior Vice President - Games of Renren Inc. Prior to joining our company in 2005, he worked at Tsinghua Unisplendor Corporation. Mr. He received a masters degree in computer science from Tsinghua University in 2004 and was also a computer science Ph.D. degree candidate at Tsinghua University. He is currently finishing his EMBA from China Europe International Business School.

Lillian Liu

Ms. Lillian Liu serves as a senior vice president of Renren Inc since September 2012. Prior to joining our company, Ms. Liu served as the human resource director of Nokia from 2004 to 2012 and the human resource director of HP/Compaq Computer from 1999 to 2004. She also worked as a human resource manager at Nortel Networks from 1994 to 1999. Ms. Liu received a bachelor’s degree in English from the Beijing Foreign Studies University in 1989 and received a M.B.A. degree from City University U.S. in 1999.

Alvin Chiang

Mr. Alvin Chiang has served as Chief Marketing Officer of Renren Inc., since December 2008. Prior to joining our company in November 2008, Mr. Chiang served as vice president for Alibaba Group from 2007 to 2008, vice president for sales at NetEase from 2004 to 2007. Prior to that, he served at various positions at Yahoo Inc. in Taiwan from 2000 to 2004. Prior to that, he worked at Acer Internet Service and an advertising agency in Taiwan. Mr. Chiang received a bachelor’s degree in management science from National Chiao Tung University in 1992.

Jing Huang

Mr. Jing Huang is a vice president of Renren Inc . He joined the company in 2003 upon graduation from Tsinghua University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Derek Boyang Shen

Mr. Derek Boyang Shen has served as Vice President - Nuomi of Renren Inc since March 2010. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Shen served at various positions of Google Inc. from 2005 to 2010, including, among others, software engineer, engineer manager, strategic partner development and head of China business development. Mr. Shen received a bachelor’s degree in environmental chemistry as well as management from Nankai University in 1996, and received a master’s degree in computer science from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2000.

Jiang Wu

Mr. Jiang Wu is a vice president of Renren Inc. He joined the company in 2004. Mr. Wu also worked at SK Telecom from 2007 to 2008 as a director of strategic development before returning to our company. Mr. Wu received a bachelor’s degree in international finance from Nankai University in 1998.

Michael McGowan

Mr. Michael J McGowan is Vice President of Sales of Chime Technologies of the company. Prior to joining Chime, as Vice President of Sales for CINC, McGowan successfully led a team of inside sales representatives along with enterprise field representatives to an average of 30% sales growth year over year. As a former United States Marine Corps veteran, McGowan also boasts an impressive career in the financial services industry, with extensive experience in SaaS sales. He joins the growing leadership team at Chime Technologies to help support the increased demand among real estate teams for a next generation operating system and innovative suite of productivity tools.

Kitty Juan Zhou

Ms. Kitty Juan Zhou serves as vice president 56.com subsidary of Renren Inc since September 2011. Ms. Zhou founded 56.com in April 2005. Prior to that, Ms. Zhou worked at Netease as Senior Product Director, responsible for Netease Personal Page and Netease E-Mail, among others. Ms. Zhou received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1997.

Hui Huang

Ms. Hui Huang is Director of Company. She was Chief Financial Officer of Renren Inc., since March 2010. From 2007 to February 2010, Ms. Huang was the chief financial officer and director of Cathay Industrial Biotech Ltd. From 2003 to 2007, she was an executive director and Shanghai chief representative of Johnson Electric Capital Limited. From 2000 to 2003, she was an associate of Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. in its principal investment area and executive office. From 1994 to 1998, she was an associate with the Boston Consulting Group. Ms. Huang received a bachelor’s degree in industrial foreign trade from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 1994, and received a M.B.A. degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2000.

Katsumasa Niki

Mr. Katsumasa Niki has been appointed as Non-Executive Director of Renren Inc., effective May 2, 2012. Mr. Niki serves as group manager of the finance department of SOFTBANK CORP. where he is in charge of investment activities, and as director of several subsidiaries of SOFTBANK CORP. Mr. Niki is a director of SB Pan Pacific Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of SOFTBANK CORP. and one of our major shareholders. Mr. Niki holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Kobe University and an M.B.A. degree in finance from Chuo Graduate School of Accounting. Mr. Niki was nominated to be our director by SB Pan Pacific Corporation, and as long as SB Pan Pacific Corporation and its affiliates continue to collectively hold over 50% of the number of our shares held by them as of May 9, 2011, they have the right to appoint one director to serve on our board of directors.

David Chao

Mr. David K. Chao was Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Chao is a co-founder and general partner of DCM, an early stage technology venture capital firm that manages over US$2.0 billion of fund assets. Prior to joining DCM, Mr. Chao was a co-founder of Japan Communications, Inc., a public company that provides mobile data and voice communications services in Japan. He also worked as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in San Francisco. Prior to that, Mr. Chao worked in marketing and product management at Apple Computer and was an account executive for Recruit Co., Ltd. Mr. Chao currently serves on the boards of directors of 51job, Inc. and numerous DCM portfolio companies. He serves on the advisory board of Legend Capital and is a trustee at the Thacher School. Mr. Chao received a bachelor’s degree in economics and East Asian studies with high honors from Brown University and a M.B.A. degree from Stanford University.

Wang Chuanfu

Mr. Chuanfu Wang has been appointed as Independent Director of Renren Inc., effective June 15, 2012. Mr. Wang is the Chairman of the Board and President of BYD Company Limited. He has been BYD’s Executive Director since June 2002, in charge of BYD’s general operations and overall strategies. Mr. Wang founded Shenzhen BYD Battery Company Limited (now BYD Company Limited) in February 1995. Before that he served as the Deputy Director of the Beijing General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals from 1990 to 1995. Mr. Wang has received many awards, prizes and recognitions, such as Hong Kong’s Bauhinia Cup Outstanding Entrepreneur Award in 2000 and BusinessWeek’s “Stars of Asia” in 2003, among others. In addition, Mr. Wang was elected as a representative in the Shenzhen People’s Congress in March 2000, a member of the Fourth Shenzhen Municipal People’s Congress Standing Committee in May 2005, and a member of the Fifth Shenzhen Municipal People’s Congress Standing Committee in 2010. Mr. Wang graduated from the Central South University of Technology (now Central South University) in 1987, majoring in Physical Chemistry of Metallurgy. He received his Master’s degree in Physical Chemistry of Metallurgy at Beijing General Research Institute for Nonferrous Metals in 1990.

Matthew Nimetz

Mr. Matthew Nimetz is Independent Director of Renren Inc since December 2008. Mr. Nimetz currently serves as an advisory director of General AtlanticLLC, a leading global growth equity firm. He also serves as a director of Knight Capital Group, Inc. and a number of not-for-profit entities. He formerly served as the chief operating officer of General Atlantic Service Company, LLC from January 2000 to December 2011 and as a managing director of General Atlantic LLC and its affiliates and predecessors from January 2000 through December 2011. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2000, Mr. Nimetz was a partner (and former chair) of the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison in New York City, where he concentrated on corporate and international law from December 1980 through January 2000. He previously practiced law as a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett between 1969 and 1977. Mr. Nimetz served as Under Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology from February through December 1980 and as Counselor of the Department of State from 1977 to 1980. His previous federal government positions include service as a Staff Assistant to President Lyndon Johnson from July 1967 to January 1969; a law clerk to Justice John M. Harlan of the Supreme Court of the United States from 1965 to 1967; and other positions with the U.S. and New York governments and with the United Nations. Mr. Nimetz received degrees from Williams College and Harvard Law School where he was president of the Harvard Law Review. He also received a master’s degree from Balliol College, Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Tianruo Pu

Mr. Tianruo Pu serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Tianruo Pu is currently CFO of Zhaopin Limited (NYSE: ZPIN) and an independent director and the chairman of the audit committee of Wowo Limited (NASDAQ:JMU) and 3SBio Inc. (HKEX: 1530). Mr. Pu has more than twenty years of work experience in finance and accounting in boththe United StatesandChina. Before joining Zhaopin, Mr. Pu served as CFO of UTStarcom Holdings Corp., and prior to that, as the CFO of China Nuokang Bio-Pharmaceutical Inc. Mr. Pu received his MBA degree from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management in 2000 and his Master of Science degree in accounting from the University of Illinois in 1996.

Stephen Tappin

Mr. Stephen Tappin serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Tappin is a CEO coach and the host of CEO Guru on BBC World News. He is also the co-founder, chairman and CEO of Xinfu, a global CEO consultancy business. Prior to that, he was a managing partner at Heidrick and Struggles, a worldwide executive search firm. Mr. Tappin also founded Edengene, an innovation services consultancy. His early corporate career included experience as a senior manager at ICI, the global chemical company, and as a management consultant at KPMG. Mr. Tappin was originally qualified as an accountant and has a joint MBA from Cranfield University and the University of Washington.

Cynthia Liu