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21Vianet Group Inc (VNET.OQ)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Sheng Chen

47 2015 Executive Chairman of the Board

Steve Zhang

52 2015 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Terry Wang

56 2015 Chief Financial Officer

Wing-Dar Ker

55 2013 President - Microsoft Cloud Business Unit

Qi Ning

52 2015 Executive Vice President

Feng Xiao

44 2009 Senior Vice President - Sales and Key Account, Data Center Business Group

Ningning Lai

39 2007 Senior Vice President - Products and Marketing, Data Center Business Group

Jingping Ma

50 2015 Senior Vice President - Data Center Business Group

Wenbin Chen

42 2017 Director

Erhfei Liu

58 2015 Independent Director

Sean Shao

60 2015 Independent Director

Chung-Hou Tai

65 2012 Independent Director

Yoshihisa Ueno

53 2010 Independent Director

Kong Kat Wong

41 2015 Independent Director

Tao Zou

41 2016 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Sheng Chen

Mr. Sheng Chen serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of 21Vianet Group, Inc. Mr. Chen is one of our co-founders and has served as the executive chairman of our board of directors since our inception. He has been our chief executive officer since our inception to October 2015. 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. 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.

Steve Zhang

Mr. Steve Zhang serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He has served as our chief executive officer since October 2015. Prior to joining 21Vianet, Mr. Zhang served as the President and CEO of AsiaInfo, China’s largest provider of IT solutions and services in the telecommunications industry, for nine years from 2005 to 2014. In 2012, Mr. Zhang was named one of the 25 hottest business leaders in Asia by Fortune Magazine. He also led AsiaInfo through a successful privatization process from the NASDAQ market. Mr. Zhang joined AsiaInfo in 1999 and held various senior level positions before becoming President and CEO. Prior to AsiaInfo, Mr. Zhang worked for ten years in various IT companies in Silicon Valley, including Sun Microsystems and Hyperion Solutions. Mr. Zhang received his master’s degree in computer science from Rice University, his dottore’s degree in information science from the University of Pisa, and his bachelor’s degree in science from Tsinghua University.

Terry Wang

Mr. Terry Wang serves as Chief Financial Officer of 21Vianet Group, Inc. Mr. Wang has served as our chief financial officer since July 2015. Previously, Mr. Wang served as our independent director from April 2011 to August 2015. Mr. Wang has over 20 years of extensive experience in international financial service industry and management experience in technology, manufacturing industries and capital markets. Mr. Wang has been the chief financial officer since 2014 at GalaxyCore, a company for designing and providing CMOS image sensor. From 2008 to 2014, Mr. Wang served as the chief financial officer at Trina Solar Ltd., a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Prior to joining Trina Solar Ltd., Mr. Wang served as the executive vice president of finance of Spreadtrum Communications, Inc., a wireless and fabless semiconductor company listed on NASDAQ, from 2004 to 2007. Prior to that, Mr. Wang served as the chief financial officer of a silicon valley-based technology company and controller at one of the largest NASDAQ-listed semiconductor assembly and testing companies. Before that time, he worked for several years in capital market and service industries. Mr. Wang is a certified management accountant (CMA) and is certified in financial management (CFM). Mr. Wang received his MBA degree from University of Wisconsin and master degrees from Brown University and Fudan University. Mr. Wang received his bachelor’s degree in science from Fudan University.

Wing-Dar Ker

Mr. Wing-Dar Ker serves as President - Microsoft Cloud Business Unit of 21Vianet Group, Inc., since October 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Ker was the general manager of Microsoft’s Customer Service and Support for the Asia Pacific and Greater China Region. Mr. Ker started his career with Microsoft as the finance controller for the Greater China Region in August 1993, and held various managerial positions in Microsoft since then. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Ker was the manager and group head of the Business Systems Consulting group of Andersen Consulting (now known as Accenture). Mr. Ker started his career in New York City where he served at several private companies for more than five years before joining Accenture. Mr. Ker received his MBA degree from the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and his bachelor’s degree of economics from the National Taiwan University.

Qi Ning

Mr. Qi Ning serves as Executive Vice President of the Company since October 2015. Mr. Ning has also served as our chief operating officer from January to September 2015 and our senior vice president from August 2012 to December 2014. From May 2012 to May 2008, Mr. Ning was the executive director of China Broadband Capital; from October 1999 to May 2012, Mr. Ning served in various roles in various companies within China Netcom Group, from director of business development of China Netcom Holding Co. to executive director and chief executive officer of CNC Broadband Corp.; from September 1989 to September 1999, Mr. Ning held various managerial positions in governmental organization, IT and telecommunication companies, including China Chamber of International Commerce, IBM China, US based Telpac International Ltd. and the China Rep Office of Global TeleSystems Group, which later merged with Esprit Telecom Group plc and was renamed as Global Crossing. Mr. Ning received his master’s degree of engineering in industrial & innovation economics from Tsinghua University in 1989 and his bachelor’s degree of engineering in nuclear reactor physics from Tsinghua University in 1986.

Feng Xiao

Mr. Feng Xiao serves as Senior Vice President - Sales and Key Account, Data Center Business Group of 21Vianet Group, Inc. Mr. Xiao has served as our senior vice president of Sales and Key Account, Data Center Business Group since January 2009. Mr. Xiao has served in various roles since joining us 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 our company; and from January 2008 to December 2008, Mr. Xiao was the general manager of North China Region and vice president. Prior to joining us, 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.

Ningning Lai

Mr. Ningning Lai serves as Senior Vice President - Products and Marketing, Data Center Business Group of the Company. He has served as our senior vice president of Products and Marketing, Data Center Business Group since October 2007. Mr. Lai joined us 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 our 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 our technical support center from August 2006 to September 2007. Prior to joining us, 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.

Jingping Ma

Mr. Jingping Ma serves as Senior Vice President - Data Center Business Group of the Company since August 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Ma was the vice president and general manager of the group for the Beijing region from April 2014 to August 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. Ma served in different management roles for several companies, including H2 Comm and ChinaCache. Before that, Mr. Ma worked in Cisco China from 1997 to 2007 and held various managerial positions focusing on sales and channel business. From 1994 to 1997, Mr. Ma was the product and channel manager for EDC China. From 1989 to 1994, Mr. Ma served as an engineer for Gudong Foshan No.8 Radio Factory. Mr. Ma graduated from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 1989, and received his EMBA degree at Tsinghua University in 2008.

Wenbin Chen

Mr. Wenbin Chen is Director of the company. He is currently serves as the Chairman and President of TusCity Group and Senior Vice President of Tus-Holdings Co., Ltd. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Editor of the People Rule of Law Magazine and as the Deputy Secretary-General of the China Behavior Law Association from 2011 to 2014. Prior to that, he worked as the Head of Capital Operations and Investor Relations at China Longyuan Power Group Co., Ltd and as a Director of the Board at Hainan Pearl River Holdings Co., Ltd. from 2008 to 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Chen was a division chief at the National Audit Office of the People's Republic of China from 2001 to 2008, and taught at Beijing University of Technology from 1993 to 2001. Mr. Chen received his bachelor's degree in Philosophy from Peking University and his Doctorate's degree in Finance from Dongbei University of Finance and Economics.

Erhfei Liu

Mr. Erhfei Liu serves as Independent Director of the Company since May 2015. From 1999 to 2012, Mr. Liu was Chairman of Merrill Lynch China initially and Country Executive of Bank of America Merrill Lynch after 2009. In addition to his various investment banking responsibilities, he was also in charge of the firm’s private equity business in Greater China from 2006 to 2010. Prior to joining Merrill Lynch, Mr. Liu worked as head of Asia or China for Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Smith Barney and Indosuez. Mr. Liu received an MBA from Harvard Business School and Bachelor’s degrees from Brandeis University and from Beijing Foreign Languages University.

Sean Shao

Mr. Sean Shao, CPA, serves as 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 Tai

Mr. Kenneth Chung-Hou Tai serves as an Independent Director of 21Vianet Group, Inc. Mr. Tai has served as our independent director since October 2012. Mr. Tai is a prominent figure in the Taiwanese technology sector with over 35 years of industry experience with leading 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 (TPE: 2332), Fullerton Technology (TPE: 6136), Ares International Corporation (TPE: 2471), Global Testing Corporation (SGX: G31), and Wafer Works Corporation (TPE: 6182). 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.

Yoshihisa Ueno

Mr. Yoshihisa Ueno serves as an Independent Director of 21Vianet Group, Inc. Mr. Ueno is a serial entrepreneur & venture capitalist with operation & industrial expertise in the US, Europe, Japan and China and over 30 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, Synapse Holdings Limited since October 2013, and SMC Synapse Partners Limited from December 2010 to September 2015. Mr. Ueno has also been a director of several start-up portfolios such as Hivelocity Inc. from March 2015 and Catalyst Group Limited (Exicon Limited) from March 2015. 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.

Kong Kat Wong

Mr. Kong Kat Wong serves as Independent Director of the Company since January 2015. Mr. Wong is one of the co-founders and vice president of Xiaomi Corporation. Mr. Wong graduated from Purdue University. Before joining Xiaomi, Mr. Wong was Chief Technology Officer of Microsoft’s China Academy of Engineering, responsible for many development projects, including the data analysis system of Microsoft Commerce Server, B2B system, BizTalk Logistics distribution system, Windows Mobile and the R&D program of Multimedia, browser and instant messaging of Windows Phone 7.

Tao Zou

Mr. Tao Zou serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Tao Zou is currently the Chief Executive Officer and an executive director of Kingsoft Corporation Limited ("Kingsoft"), a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code:3888) and the Chief Executive Officer and one of the directors of Seasun Holdings Limited, overseeing the operations of Seasun Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries, including the research and development of online games, and the operations of the gaming business of Kingsoft and its subsidiaries ("Kingsoft Group"). Mr. Zou joined Kingsoft Group in 1998 and has taken various positions within the Kingsoft Group since then. Mr. Zou received a bachelor's degree from Tianjin Nankai University.