Management

Cussion Kar Shun Pang

Executive Chairman

Cussion Kar Shun Pang has served as our Executive Chairman since April 2021. He has been a member of our board of directors since May 2014 and served as our Chief Executive Officer from July 2016 to April 2021. Mr. Pang is responsible for setting our long term strategy, overall coordination and management of the Board and the Company, as well as serving as the head of content ecosystem business. Mr. Pang joined Tencent (HKEX: 0700) in 2008 and was appointed as the corporate vice president of Tencent in 2013. He has extensive experience across multiple businesses within Tencent including online games, e-commerce and social networking. Prior to joining Tencent, Mr. Pang worked for a number of publicly listed companies in telecommunications, internet and media industries, such as PCCW Limited (HKEX: 0008). Mr. Pang is an internet industry leader with over 25 years of experience and serves as a Standing Council Member of the Internet Society of China. Mr. Pang received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics (honors), business administration and information systems from University of Waterloo, Canada. 

Zhu Liang

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Director

Zhu Liang has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since April 2021, and oversees our QQ Music, Kugou Music, Kuwo Music, WeSing and long-form audio business. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Liang joined Tencent (HKEX: 0700) in 2003 and served as the corporate vice president of Tencent since 2016. Prior to that role, Mr. Liang was the general manager of QQ Music from 2014 to 2016. Prior to joining Tencent, Mr. Liang worked for Huawei Technology Co., Ltd. Mr. Liang received a doctor’s degree in signal and information processing from Tianjin University in 2003.

Zhenyu Xie

President, Chief Technology Officer(CTO), Director

Zhenyu Xie has served as our President and Chief Technology Officer and has been a member of our Board of Directors since April 2014 and currently oversees our Kugou business. Mr. Xie founded Kugou Music in 2004 and has been committed to Internet technology innovation and the development of the digital music industry for more than a decade. Before founding Kugou Music, he founded Shenzhen SoGua Network Technology Co., Ltd. in 2001, which was the first digital music search engine in China. Mr. Xie also served as a senior technical engineer from 1998 to 2001 at China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd. and graduated from Sun-Yat Sen University in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Min Hu

Chief Financial Officer

Min Hu currently serves as our Chief Financial Officer, in charge of our finance and corporate IT functions. Ms. Hu served various controller roles in Tencent’s business groups, including the Interactive Entertainment Group, the Mobile Internet Group, the Social Network Group and the Technology and Engineering Group from 2007 to 2016. Prior to joining Tencent, Ms. Hu served as the director of internal audit department at Huawei Technology Co., Ltd.. Ms. Hu has more than 20 years of comprehensive experience in finance, such as financial management, capital operation, operation management, mergers and acquisitions, internal control and internal audit. Ms. Hu is a member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), CPA Australia, China Institute of Certified Public Accountants (CICPA), and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA). Ms. Hu received a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Foreign Trade from Xi’an Jiaotong University in China and a master’s degree in system engineering from Beijing Jiaotong University in China.

Linlin Chen

Group Vice President, Head of Kugou Business Unit

Linlin Chen  is one of the founding members of Kugou, who currently serves as our Group Vice President and oversees our Kugou business. Ms. Chen has extensive management experience in product operations, marketing and corporate governance. Ms. Chen holds an EMBA degree from Sun-Yat Sen University.

Tsai Chun Pan

Group Vice President, Head of Content Cooperation Business

Tsai Chun Pan  is currently responsible for the overall strategies and daily management of our content cooperation business. Prior to joining us as a Group Vice President, Mr. Pan worked as the head of entertainment services for Nokia Greater China from 2005 to 2013, and in 2014, he established Ultimate Music, which was acquired by TME in 2017. Mr. Pan graduated from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, with a bachelor’s degree in Japanese studies in 1999 and obtained a master’s degree in marketing management from Cranfield University in the UK in 2000.

Andy Wai Lam Ng

Group Senior Consultant

Andy Ng currently serves as our Group Senior Consultant, providing support on TME’s strategic copyright partnerships and copyright management initiatives. Andy joined TME in 2011 and served as Group Vice President in copyright management, overseeing all business affairs in global licensing as well as managing PR and promotional activities, until voluntarily withdrew from his management position due to personal reasons in March 2019. Prior to joining TME, Andy worked for Nokia, PCCW Limited, American Online Inc. and University of Southern California.

Andy graduated with Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Information Technology Management), from the University of Southern California in 1996.

Liang Tang

Group Honorary Advisor

Liang Tang currently serves as our Group Honorary Advisor, providing strategic advice on development initiatives. Mr. Tang was a member of our board of directors between April 2014 and September 2022. Mr. Tang also serves as the chairman and general manager of China Investment Financial Holdings Fund Management Company Limited since April 2015. Mr. Tang had previously worked as a corporate lawyer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, headquartered in Silicon Valley. He has also established a number of industrial funds, and led investments in internet, entertainment, healthcare, AI, new energy and environmental protection sectors.

Mr. Tang received a bachelor’s degree in law from Peking University, a master’s degree in law from Yale University and Stanford University.

 

Cussion Kar Shun Pang

Executive Chairman

Cussion Kar Shun Pang has served as our Executive Chairman since April 2021. He has been a member of our board of directors since May 2014 and served as our Chief Executive Officer from July 2016 to April 2021. Mr. Pang is responsible for setting our long term strategy, overall coordination and management of the Board and the Company, as well as serving as the head of content ecosystem business. Mr. Pang joined Tencent (HKEX: 0700) in 2008 and was appointed as the corporate vice president of Tencent in 2013. He has extensive experience across multiple businesses within Tencent including online games, e-commerce and social networking. Prior to joining Tencent, Mr. Pang worked for a number of publicly listed companies in telecommunications, internet and media industries, such as PCCW Limited (HKEX: 0008). Mr. Pang is an internet industry leader with over 25 years of experience and serves as a Standing Council Member of the Internet Society of China. Mr. Pang received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics (honors), business administration and information systems from University of Waterloo, Canada.

Zhu Liang

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Director

Zhu Liang has served as our Chief Executive Officer and a member of our board of directors since April 2021, and oversees our QQ Music, Kugou Music, Kuwo Music, WeSing and long-form audio business. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Liang joined Tencent (HKEX: 0700) in 2003 and served as the corporate vice president of Tencent since 2016. Prior to that role, Mr. Liang was the general manager of QQ Music from 2014 to 2016. Prior to joining Tencent, Mr. Liang worked for Huawei Technology Co., Ltd. Mr. Liang received a doctor’s degree in signal and information processing from Tianjin University in 2003.

Zhenyu Xie

President, Chief Technology Officer(CTO), Director

Zhenyu Xie has served as our President and Chief Technology Officer and has been a member of our Board of Directors since April 2014 and currently oversees our Kugou business. Mr. Xie founded Kugou Music in 2004 and has been committed to Internet technology innovation and the development of the digital music industry for more than a decade. Before founding Kugou Music, he founded Shenzhen SoGua Network Technology Co., Ltd. in 2001, which was the first digital music search engine in China. Mr. Xie also served as a senior technical engineer from 1998 to 2001 at China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd. and graduated from Sun-Yat Sen University in 1997 with a bachelor’s degree in computer science.

James Gordon Mitchell

Director

James Gordon Mitchell has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2018, and chairs the compensation committee of the Board. Mr. Mitchell is Chief Strategy Officer and a Senior Executive Vice President of Tencent, where he has worked since July 2011. Mr. Mitchell also serves as the chairman and non-executive director of the board of China Literature Limited (HKEX: 0772) since June 2017. He is a director of certain other listed companies, including Frontier Developments Plc (AIM: FDEV), NIO Inc. (NYSE: NIO, HKEX: 9866, SGX: NIO) and Universal Music Group (EURONEXT: UMG), and of various unlisted companies. Prior to joining Tencent, Mr. Mitchell was a managing director at Goldman Sachs. He received a degree from Oxford University and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst Certification.

Chair Chairman of Compensation Committee

Brent Richard Irvin

Director

Brent Richard Irvin has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2016. Mr. Irvin joined Tencent in January 2010 and currently serves as the corporate vice president and the general counsel of Tencent. He is also the President of Tencent America, responsible for the operation of the Tencent’s U.S. offices. Mr. Irvin also serves as a member of Stanford Law School’s board of visitors. Mr. Irvin is also a non-executive director of Tongcheng Travel Holdings Limited (HKEX: 0780) since March 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Irvin worked as a corporate lawyer in Silicon Valley from 2003 to 2009, first at Shearman & Sterling and later at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Mr. Irvin received a bachelor’s degree in history from Carleton College in 1994, a master’s degree in Asian Studies from Yale University in 1995, and a juris doctorate degree from Stanford Law School in 2003.

Matthew Yun Ming Cheng

Director

Matthew Yun Ming Cheng has been serving as our director since May 2022. Mr. Cheng joined the Tencent Group in November 2010, and currently serves as the corporate vice president of the Tencent Group. Prior to joining the Tencent Group, Mr. Cheng worked at Price Waterhouse, an accounting firm currently known as PricewaterhouseCoopers, from 1992 to 1997, China Everbright Technology Limited (currently known as Citychamp Watch & Jewellery Group Limited, HKEX: 0256), a company principally engaged in manufacturing of computer peripherals, from 1997 to 2000 and various companies assuming financial management functions. Mr. Cheng is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. He has obtained a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy from the Hong Kong Polytechnic (currently known as the Hong Kong Polytechnic University) in October 1992.

MemberNonvoting Observer of Audit Committee

Edith Manling Ngan

Independent Director

Edith Manling Ngan has served as a member of our board of directors, and, for the purposes of the Hong Kong Listing Rules, an independent non-executive director, since December 2018, and is a member of the audit committee and the compensation committee of our Board. Ms. Ngan currently serves as an independent non-executive director of the board, audit committee chair and a member of the remuneration committee for Blue Moon Group Holdings Limited (HKEX: 6993) since December 2020, an independent non-executive director, audit committee chair and a member of the nomination committee, remuneration committee, risk committee and compliance committee for the Asia Financial Holdings Limited (HKEX: 0662) since May 2022, and an independent non-executive director of Swire Pacific Limited (HKEX: 0019 and 0087) since June 2022 and is a member of the audit committee since May 2023. She also sits on various investment committees of government funds. Prior to her retirement in 2017 as regional managing director, East Asia of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a global leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property, infrastructure and construction, she was chief executive from 2012 to 2016 of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute, which sets and administers the licensing examinations for the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. Between 1996 and 2010, Ms. Ngan had worked in financial institutions including Invesco Asia Limited, Principal International (Asia) Ltd. and ABN AMRO Fund Services (Asia) Ltd. in regional management roles before she moved to non-profits and served as an executive director of Asia Society Hong Kong Center between 2010 and 2012. Ms. Ngan received her bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and engineering management from Stanford University and is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (HKICPA) and the Hong Kong Institute of Directors (HKIoD).

ChairMember of Audit Committee

ChairMember of Compensation Committee

Adrian Yau Kee Mak

Independent Director

Adrian Yau Kee Mak has served as a member of our board of directors, and, for purposes of the Hong Kong Listing Rules, an independent non-executive director, since October 2020, and is the chairman of the audit committee of the Board. Mr. Mak is primarily responsible for supervising and providing independent judgment to the Board. Mr. Mak is also an independent director of Gome Finance Technology Co., Ltd. (HKEX: 0628) and a director of Shaw Trustee (Private) Limited which is the trustee of The Sir Run Run Shaw Charitable Trust. 

He previously was CFO and the company secretary of Television Broadcasts Limited (HKEX: 0511) from 2004 to 2021. Prior to that, Mr. Mak was CFO of Global Digital Creations Holdings Limited (HKEX: 8271) between 2002 and 2004 and CFO of CyberCity Holdings Limited between 2000 and 2002. Mr. Mak served as an associate director in the Corporate Finance Division at the Securities and Futures Commission from 1992 to 2000, and a deputy manager of audit with KPMG from 1983 to 1992.

Mr. Mak is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. He is also a fellow member of the Hong Kong Investor Relations Association and a member of the Hong Kong Investment and Securities Institute. Mr. Mak obtained a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the University of Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

MemberChair of Audit Committee

Jeanette Kim Yum Chan

Independent Director

Jeanette Kim Yum Chan has served as a member of our board of directors, and, for purposes of the Hong Kong Listing Rules, an independent non-executive director, since September 2022. Ms. Chan has been working in Airwallex (Cayman) Limited (“Airwallex”), a global cross-border payments company, since 2019, and is currently the chief legal, compliance and risk officer of the group of Airwallex. Prior to Airwallex, she served as the managing partner of the China practice at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, an international law firm where her practice focused on cross-border mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments, with an emphasis on joint venture transactions and in the telecommunications, IT and media markets in the Asia Pacific region from 1986 to 2019. She is an independent non-executive director of AirPower Technologies Limited. She has served as an independent non-executive director and a member of the audit committee, remuneration committee and nomination committee of Interra Acquisition Corporation. Ms. Chan is qualified to practice law in New York, British Columbia (Canada) and Hong Kong and is a non-practising solicitor of England and Wales. She obtained a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto in Canada in 1980, a Bachelor of Laws from the University of British Columbia in Canada in May 1983, and a Master’s degree in Law from Harvard University in the United States in June 1986.

Corporate Governance

  Audit Committee Compensation Committee
  James Gordon Mitchell   Chair
  Edith Manling Ngan Chair Member
  Matthew Yun Ming Cheng  Member  
  Adrian Yau Kee Mak  Member  
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