Management

Cussion Kar Shun Pang

Executive Chairman

Cussion Kar Shun Pang has been appointed as our Executive Chairman since April 2021. He has been a member of our board of directors since May 2014 and served as our CEO from July 2016 to April 2021. He is responsible for our overall strategy and management and serving as the head of content ecosystem business. Mr. Pang joined Tencent in 2008 and was appointed as 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 (HKEX: 0008). Since his first Internet project in 1996, Mr. Pang has experienced the various development stages of the Internet industry.

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 been 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 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 currently serves 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 SoGua 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 (CFO)

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. 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

Cheuk Tung 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 our overall strategic development, M&A, investments, investor relations, and capital markets activities. Prior to joining us, Mr. Yip 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. Mr. Yip served on the board of directors of Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (NASDAQ: CTRP) from October 2015 to November 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Yip worked at Goldman Sachs from 2007 and served as a managing director in technology, media and telecom investment banking. Mr. Yip 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.

Mr. Yip 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.

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, Mr. Shi served as the assistant general manager of the Online Media Group at Tencent from 2008 to 2012. In addition, Mr. Shi served as the general manager of Business Objects North China and sales head at SAS Institute China Inc. from 2004 to 2007. Mr. Shi was a senior customer representative and a regional sales manager of IBM China Company Limited from 1998 to 2004.

Mr. Shi graduated from Tsinghua University in 1998 with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.

Tsai Chun Pan

Group Vice President,  Content Cooperation

Tsai Chun Pan is currently responsible for the overall strategies and daily management of our copyright initiatives. 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.

Cussion Kar Shun Pang

Executive Chairman

Cussion Kar Shun Pang has been appointed as our Executive Chairman since April 2021. He has been a member of our board of directors since May 2014 and served as our CEO from July 2016 to April 2021. He is responsible for our overall strategy and management and serving as the head of content ecosystem business. Mr. Pang joined Tencent in 2008 and was appointed as 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 (HKEX: 0008). Since his first Internet project in 1996, Mr. Pang has experienced the various development stages of the Internet industry.

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 been 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 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 currently serves 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 SoGua 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. Mr. Mitchell serves as a senior executive vice president and chief strategy officer 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: 09866) 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 Bachelor of Arts degree from Oxford University and holds a Chartered Financial Analyst Certification.

Chair Chairman of Compensation Committee

Matthew Cheng Yun Ming

Director

Matthew Cheng has been serving as our director since May 2022. Mr. Cheng joined Tencent in November 2010, and currently serves as the corporate vice president of Tencent. Mr. Cheng also currently serves as a non-executive director of China Literature Limited (HKEX: 0772) since November 2019, a non-executive director of Tongcheng Travel Holdings Limited (HKEX: 0780) since April 2020 and a director of HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA) since February 2021. Prior to joining Tencent in 2010, Mr. Cheng assumed financial management functions at various companies, including Price Waterhouse, and China Everbright Technology Limited (HKEX: 0256). Mr. Cheng is a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

Mr. Cheng received a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in October 1992.

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 a vice president and the general counsel of Tencent. He is also the Head of Tencent America, responsible for the operation of the Tencent’s U.S. offices. Mr. Irvin also serves as a director of the Tencent Research Institute, and as a member of Stanford Law School’s board of visitors. Mr. Irvin is also a non-executive director of Tongcheng-Elong 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. He also holds directorships in various unlisted companies.

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.

Liang Tang

Independent Director

Liang Tang has served as a member of our board of directors since April 2014. Mr. Tang currently serves as the chairman and general manager of China Investment Financial Holdings Fund Management Company Limited since April 2015, independent non-executive director of CMGE Technology Group Limited (HKEX: 0302) since September 2019, executive director and chairman of Starlight Culture Entertainment Group Limited (HKEX: 1159) since September 2020, and outside director and supervisor of Actoz Soft Co., Ltd (stock code: 052790.KQ) since March 2021. Mr. Tang is also the chairman of China HeFei FoF, the chairman of China Film CIFH Cinema M&A Fund co-founded with China Film Co. Ltd., the chairman of Asia Culture and Entertainment Group, the chairman of Zhongke Zhiyun Technology Co., Ltd., the director of CAS Health Industry (Beijing) Co., Ltd., the director of New Journey Hospital Group Ltd, the non-executive Director of We Doctor Holdings Limited, and the director of Dragonstone Capital Management Limited and CICFH International Consulting 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 a member of the Hong Kong SAR Government Standing Commission on Disciplined Service Salaries 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).

ChairMember 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 was previously the chief financial officer and the company secretary of Television Broadcasts Limited (HKEX: 00511) from 2004 till his retirement in December 2021. Mr. Mak served as the chief financial officer of Global Digital Creations Holdings Limited (HKEX: 08271) from 2002 to 2004 and the chief financial officer of CyberCity Holdings Limited from 2000 to 2002.  He was an associate director of Corporate Finance Division of the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong from 1992 to 2000, and a deputy manager of audit of KPMG from 1983 to 1992. Mr. Mak 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. 

MemberChair 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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