Management

Cussion Kar Shun Pang

Executive Chairman

Cussion Kar Shun Pang serves as the executive chairman of our board of directors of the company since April 2021 and he has been a member of our board of directors since May 2014.  As the executive chairman, Cussion is responsible for setting the company’s long term strategy, overall coordination and management of the board of directors and the company.  From July 2016 to April 2021, Cussion served as the chief executive officer of the company. Prior to that, Cussion was appointed as the vice president of Tencent in 2013 and he joined Tencent in 2008. He has extensive experience across multiple businesses within Tencent including online games, e-commerce and social networking since 2008. Prior to joining Tencent, Cussion worked for many publicly listed companies in telecommunications, internet and media industries, such as PCCW (HKEX: 00008). Since his first Internet project in 1996, Cussion has experienced the various development stages of the Internet industry and has been managing many successful Internet businesses through the decades. 

Cussion received a bachelor’s degree (honors) in mathematics, business administration and information systems from the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Zhu Liang

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Director

Zhu Liang has been TME’s CEO and a member of our board of directors since April 2021. He is responsible for overseeing TME's QQ Music, Kugou Music, Kuwo Music and the long-form audio business units. Prior to joining TME, Mr.Liang has been appointed as vice president of Tencent since 2016 and the general manager of QQ Music from 2014 to 2016, and he joined Tencent in 2003. Mr.Liang has extensive product and operation experience across multiple businesses within Tencent including QQ, Qzone, Pitu, QQ Music, WeSing, Youtu Lab, Online Education, Tencent Docs and other businesses since 2003. 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 currently serves as our President and Chief Technology Officer(CTO) and has been a member of our board of directors since April 2014 and currently oversees our Kugou business. Zhenyu 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, Zhenyu founded SoGua in 2001, which was the first digital music search engine in China. Zhenyu also served as a senior technical engineer from 1998 to 2001 at China Merchants Bank.

Zhenyu graduated from Sun-Yat Sen University in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in computer science.

Min Hu

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Min Hu currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of TME, 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. 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.

Cheuk Tung Tony Yip

Chief Strategy Officer (CSO), Head of Ultimate Music

Tony Yip currently serves as our Chief Strategy Officer and oversees Ultimate Music, a business unit that provides online music services to smart devices and automobile manufacturers, as well as TME’s overall strategic development, M&A, investments, investor relations, and capital markets activities. Prior to joining TME, Tony was vice president of Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU) since September 2015, where he served as the Chief Financial Officer of Baidu’s search business group and Baidu’s head of investments, mergers and acquisitions. Tony served on the board of directors of Ctrip.com International Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTRP) from October 2015 to November 2017. Prior to that, Tony worked at Goldman Sachs from 2007 and served as a Managing Director in technology, media and telecom investment banking. Tony has over 16 years of experience originating, structuring and executing corporate transactions including initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate restructurings, and equity and debt financings.

Tony obtained his bachelor of commerce degree in finance and accounting from University of Queensland in Australia.

Linlin Chen

Group Vice President, Kugou

Linlin Chen is one of the founding members of Kugou and is currently overseeing 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.

Dennis Tak Yeung Hau

Group Vice President, QQ Music and WeSing

Dennis Hau has been TME’s Vice President from December 2016, in charge of the operation and management of QQ Music and WeSing. Dennis joined Tencent in 2007 and served as Deputy General Manager of the International Business Department and General Manager of the Digital Music Division of the Social Network Group. Before joining Tencent, Dennis worked at Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL) for over 10 years on business intelligence, data analysis and research and management work.Dennis received an EMBA degree from Kellogg-HKUST Executive MBA program and a bachelor’s degree in business computing from the University of Winnipeg, Canada.

Lixue Shi

Group Vice President, Kuwo

Lixue Shi currently serves as our Group Vice President and currently oversees our Kuwo business. Prior to joining TME in November 2012, Lixue served as the assistant general manager of the Online Media Group at Tencent from 2008 to 2012. In addition, Lixue served as the general manager of Business Objects North China and sales head at SAS Institute China Inc. from 2004 to 2007. Lixue was a senior customer representative and a regional sales manager of IBM China Company Limited from 1998 to 2004.

Lixue graduated from Tsinghua University in 1998 with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering.

Tsai Chun Pan

Group Vice President, Copyright Management

Tsai Chun Pan is currently responsible for the overall strategies and daily management of TME’s copyright initiatives. Prior to joining TME 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.

TC 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.

Cussion Kar Shun Pang

Executive Chairman

Cussion Kar Shun Pang serves as the executive chairman of our board of directors of the company since April 2021 and he has been a member of our board of directors since May 2014.  As the executive chairman, Cussion is responsible for setting the company’s long term strategy, overall coordination and management of the board of directors and the company.  From July 2016 to April 2021, Cussion served as the chief executive officer of the company. Prior to that, Cussion was appointed as the vice president of Tencent in 2013 and he joined Tencent in 2008. He has extensive experience across multiple businesses within Tencent including online games, e-commerce and social networking since 2008. Prior to joining Tencent, Cussion worked for many publicly listed companies in telecommunications, internet and media industries, such as PCCW (HKEX: 00008). Since his first Internet project in 1996, Cussion has experienced the various development stages of the Internet industry and has been managing many successful Internet businesses through the decades. 

Cussion received a bachelor’s degree (honors) in mathematics, business administration and information systems from the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Zhu Liang

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Director

Zhu Liang has been TME’s CEO and a member of our board of directors since April 2021. He is responsible for overseeing TME's QQ Music, Kugou Music, Kuwo Music and the long-form audio business units. Prior to joining TME, Mr.Liang has been appointed as vice president of Tencent since 2016 and the general manager of QQ Music from 2014 to 2016, and he joined Tencent in 2003. Mr.Liang has extensive product and operation experience across multiple businesses within Tencent including QQ, Qzone, Pitu, QQ Music, WeSing, Youtu Lab, Online Education, Tencent Docs and other businesses since 2003. 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 currently serves as our President and Chief Technology Officer(CTO) and has been a member of our board of directors since April 2014 and currently oversees our Kugou business. Zhenyu 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, Zhenyu founded SoGua in 2001, which was the first digital music search engine in China. Zhenyu also served as a senior technical engineer from 1998 to 2001 at China Merchants Bank.

Zhenyu graduated from Sun-Yat Sen University in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in computer science.

Martin Chi Ping Lau

Director

Martin Chi Ping Lau has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2016. Mr. Lau joined Tencent in 2005 and currently serves as an executive director and the president of Tencent. Prior to joining Tencent, Mr. Lau worked as an executive director at Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.’s investment banking division and the Chief Operating Officer of its Telecom, Media and Technology Group. Prior to that, Mr. Lau worked at McKinsey & Company, Inc. as a management consultant. On July 28, 2011, Mr. Lau was appointed as a non-executive director of Kingsoft Corporation Limited, an Internet-based software developer, distributor and software service provider listed in Hong Kong. On March 10, 2014, Mr. Lau was appointed as a director of JD.com, Inc., an online direct sales company in China, which has been listed on NASDAQ and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. On December 29, 2017, Mr. Lau was appointed as a director of Vipshop Holdings Limited, an online discount retailer company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. On September 4, 2018, Mr. Lau was appointed as a non-executive director of Meituan, a Chinese leading e-commerce platform for services which has been listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Mr. Lau received a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan, a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA degree from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.

James Gordon Mitchell

Director

James Gordon Mitchell has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2018. Mr. Mitchell serves as a senior executive vice president and chief strategy officer of Tencent, where he has worked since July 2011. Mr. Mitchell is also the chairman and a non-executive director of the board of China Literature Limited (HKEX: 0772) and serves as a director of several listed companies including Frontier Developments (LSE AIM: FDEV) and NIO Inc. (NYSE: NIO). He also holds directorships in various unlisted companies. Prior to Tencent, Mr. Mitchell was a managing director at Goldman Sachs.

Mr. Mitchell received a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Oxford.

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. Brent joined Tencent in January 2010 and currently serves as a vice president and the general counsel of Tencent. Brent is also the Head of Tencent America, responsible for the operation of the Tencent’s U.S. offices. Brent also serves as a director of the Tencent Research Institute, and as a member of Stanford Law School’s board of visitors. Brent is also a non-executive director of Tongcheng-Elong Holdings Limited (HKEX: 0780) since March 2018. Prior to that, Brent worked as a corporate lawyer in Silicon Valley from 2003 to 2009, first at Shearman & Sterling and later at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati.Brent also holds directorships in various unlisted companies.

Brent 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.

Liang Tang

Independent Director

Liang Tang has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2014. Mr. Tang currently serves as president of China Investment Financial Holdings Fund Management Company Limited since 2014, independent non-executive director of CMGE Technology Group Limited (HKEX: 0302) since September 2019, and executive director and chairman of Starlight Culture Entertainment Group Limited (HKEX: 1159) since September 2020. Mr. Tang is also the chairman of China HeFei FoF, the chairman of Zhongde Yangtze Financial Holdings, a founding shareholder of the Hubei Yangtze Industrial Fund, the chairman of China Film CICFH Cinema M&A Fund co-founded with China Film Co. Ltd., the chairman of Asia Culture and Entertainment Group, the director and manager of Zhongke Zhiyun Technology Co., Ltd., the director of CAS Health Industry (Beijing) Co., Ltd., the director of New Journey Hospital Group Ltd. and the director of We Doctor Holdings Limited. Mr. Tang had previously worked as a corporate lawyer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, headquartered in Silicon Valley. Mr. Tang has established a number of industrial funds, and led investments in internet, entertainment, 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.

MemberMember of Compensation Committee

Edith Manling Ngan

Independent Director

Edith Manling Ngan has served as a member of our board of directors since December 2018. Ms. Ngan currently serves as independent non-executive director of the board and Audit Committee Chair for Blue Moon Group Holdings Limited (HKEX: 06993) since December 2020. She is also the alternate chair of the Pay Trend Survey Committee of the Hong Kong SAR Government Standing Commission on Civil Service Pay and Conditions of Service and 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 for ABN AMRO Fund Services (Asia) Ltd, Principal International (Asia) Ltd. and Invesco Asia Limited in regional management roles before she moved to non-profits and served as an executive director of Asia Society Hong Kong Center. 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).

ChairChairman of Audit Committee

Adrian Yau Kee Mak

Independent Director

Adrian Yau Kee Mak has served as a member of our board of directors since October 2020. Mr. Mak joined Television Broadcasts Limited (HKEX: 00511) in 2004 where he currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer, the company secretary and a member of its Investment Committee. Prior to that, Mr. Mak was the Chief Financial Officer of Global Digital Creations Holdings Limited (HKEX: 08271) from August 2002 to August 2004 and the Chief Financial Officer of CyberCity Holdings Limited from July 2000 to August 2002. Mr. Mak was an Associate Director of Corporate Finance of the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong from September 1992 to June 2000. He was also a deputy manager of audit of KPMG from September 1983 to August 1992. Mr. Mak has also qualified as a Chartered Accountant with KPMG in the UK.

Mr. Mak received his bachelor’s degree with honors in chemical engineering from the University of Birmingham in 1983. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA), the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FCPA), and the Hong Kong Investor Relations Association.

MemberMember of Audit Committee

Corporate Governance

  Audit Committee Compensation Committee
James Gordon Mitchell   Chair
Edith Manling Chan Ngan Chair  
Liang Tang    Member
Adrian Yau Kee Mak Member  
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