Management

Cussion Kar Shun Pang

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Director

Cussion Pang has been TME’s CEO since July 2016 and a member of our board of directors since May 2014. He is responsible for TME's strategic planning, business development, product strategy and management. Cussion joined Tencent in 2008 and was appointed the company's vice president in 2013. 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 a number of publicly listed companies in telecommunications, internet and media industries, such as PCCW. Since his first Internet project in 1996, Cussion has experienced the various development stages of the Internet industry.

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

Zhenyu Xie

Co-President, Director

Zhenyu Xie currently serves as our Co-President and has been a member of our board of directors since April 2014. He 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.

Guomin Xie

Co-President, Director

Guomin Xie currently serves as our Co-President and has been a member of our board of directors since June 2012. He is currently responsible for overseeing our Kuwo business. Guomin founded China Music Corporation (“CMC”) in 2012 and served as the Chairman of the board and the Chief Executive Officer of CMC. Prior to founding CMC, he joined SINA Corporation in 1999 and subsequently served as the general counsel and vice president of public relations of SINA Corporation and general manager of SINA Music. Prior to SINA Corporation, Guomin was an attorney at Jingtian Associates, a leading law firm in China.

Guomin graduated from Peking University with a bachelor's degree in law in 1997.

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)

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. 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 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 responsible for Kugou Music’s business operations, sales and marketing, finance, legal affairs and human resources management. Ms. Chen has accumulated 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 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, responsible for Kuwo’s overall operations and management. 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

TC 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 responsible for Ultimate Music, 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 Tencent Music 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 2018. 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.

Tong Tao Sang

Chairman

Tong Tao Sang currently serves as the Chairman of our board of directors. Tao Sang currently also serves as the senior executive vice president of Tencent and the president of the Cloud and Smart Industries Group. Starting as a technical architect, Tao Sang led the product development of Tencent’s social network platform, Qzone. Since May 2012, Tao Sang has been responsible for various product lines of Tencent, including the QQ messaging and Qzone social networking platforms, QQ Music and the Tencent Cloud services. Prior to joining Tencent, Tao Sang worked for Sendmail, Inc. on the management of the product development of messaging systems. Tao Sang also previously worked for Oracle Corporation (NYSE: ORCL).

Tao Sang received a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from University of Michigan and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

ChairChairman of Compensation Committee

Cussion Kar Shun Pang

Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Director 

Cussion Pang has been TME’s CEO since July 2016 and a member of our board of directors since May 2014. He is responsible for TME's strategic planning, business development, product strategy and management. Cussion joined Tencent in 2008 and was appointed the company's vice president in 2013. 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 a number of publicly listed companies in telecommunications, internet and media industries, such as PCCW. Since his first Internet project in 1996, Cussion has experienced the various development stages of the Internet industry.

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

Zhenyu Xie

Co-President, Director

Zhenyu Xie currently serves as our Co-President and has been a member of our board of directors since April 2014. He 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.

Guomin Xie

Co-President, Director

Guomin Xie currently serves as our Co-President and has been a member of our board of directors since June 2012. He is currently responsible for overseeing our Kuwo business. Guomin founded China Music Corporation (“CMC”) in 2012 and served as the Chairman of the board and the Chief Executive Officer of CMC. Prior to founding CMC, he joined SINA Corporation in 1999 and subsequently served as the general counsel and vice president of public relations of SINA Corporation and general manager of SINA Music. Prior to SINA Corporation, Guomin was an attorney at Jingtian Associates, a leading law firm in China.

Guomin graduated from Peking University with a bachelor's degree in law in 1997.

Martin Chi Ping Lau

Director

Martin Chi Ping Lau has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2016. Martin joined Tencent in 2005 and currently serves as an executive director and the president of Tencent. Prior to joining Tencent, Martin 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, Martin worked at McKinsey & Company, Inc. as a management consultant. On July 28, 2011, Martin 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, Martin was appointed as a director of JD.com, Inc., an online direct sales company in China, which has been listed on NASDAQ since May 2014. On March 31, 2014, Martin was appointed as a director of Leju Holdings Limited, an online-to-offline real estate services provider in China, which has been listed on the New York Stock Exchange since April 2014. On December 29, 2017, Martin was appointed as a director of Vipshop Holdings Limited, an online discount retailer company listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Martin 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 serves as a Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Tencent, where he has worked since July 2011. James 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 Yixin Group Limited (HKEX: 2858), Frontier Developments (LSE AIM: FDEV) and NIO Inc. (NYSE: NIO). James also holds directorships in various unlisted companies. Prior to Tencent, James was a managing director at Goldman Sachs.

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

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. 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 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.

Tak-Wai Wong

Independent Director

Tak-Wai Wong has served as a member of our board of directors since July 2016. Tak-Wai currently serves as a managing director with PAG Asia Capital, an affiliate of Pacific Alliance Group. Tak-Wai has also been a non-executive director at Yingde Gases Group Company Limited since 2017. Between 2006 and 2010, Tak-Wai worked at the Hong Kong and Beijing offices of TPG Capital. Between 1999 and 2005, Tak-Wai worked in Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division in Hong Kong, San Francisco and Beijing.

Tak-Wai received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a bachelor’s degree in Asian studies from University of California, Berkeley.

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MemberMember of Compensation Committee

Liang Tang

Independent Director

Liang Tang has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2014. Liang currently serves as president of China Investment Financial Holdings Fund Management Company since 2014. Liang 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 Croup. Liang had previously worked as a corporate lawyer at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, headquartered in Silicon Valley. Liang has established a number of industrial funds and led investments in internet, entertainment, AI, new energy and environmental protection sectors.

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

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Edith Manling Ngan

Independent Director

From 2016 to 2017, Edith Manling Ngan served as the managing director of the East Asia branch of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), a globally leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property, infrastructure and construction. From 2012 to 2016, Edith served as the chief executive of the Hong Kong Securities and Investment Institute. Prior to that, Edith had worked for AMN AMRO Fund Services (Asia) Ltd, Principal International (Asia) Ltd. and Invesco Asia Limited. Edith currently serves as a member of the investment committee of Quality Education Fund in Hong Kong.

Edith 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)

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Corporate Governance

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Tong Tao Sang   Chair
Tak-Wai Wong  Member Member
Edith Manling Chan Ngan Chair  
Liang Tang    Member
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