Cussion Kar Shun Pang serves as the Executive Chairman of our board of directors of the company in 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, and the management of the company’s overall content ecosystem. From July 2016 to April 2021, Cussion served as the Chief Executive Officer of the company. Since 2020, he has served as the Standing Council Member of the Internet Society of China. Prior to that, Cussion was appointed 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 has been TME’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a member of 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 laboratory, 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 currently serves as the President and Chief Technology Officer(CTO) of Tencent Music Entertainment Group and a member of the Board of Directors. 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 currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of TME, in charge of finance and corporate IT functions. Ms. Hu joined Tencent in 2007 and 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.
Tony Yip currently serves as our Chief Strategy Officer and oversees TME’s overall strategic development, M&A, investments, investor relations and capital markets activities, as well as the overall operation and management of Ultimate Music. 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 currently serves as the Group Vice President of TME, responsible for the overall operation and management of Kugou Music. Prior to this, as one of the founding members of Kugou Music. Ms. Chen oversaw Kugou'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.
Lixue Shi currently serves as the Group Vice President of TME, responsible for the overall operations and management of Kuwo Music and long-form audio business unit. Prior to joining TME, Lixue was in charge of online advertisement business of Eastern China in the Online Media Group at Tencent. In addition, Lixue served as the General Manager of Business Objects North China and Head of Sales 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.
TC Pan currently serves as the Group Vice President of TME, responsible for the overall strategies and daily management of TME’s copyright initiatives and content cooperation. Mr. Pan, who is a senior expert of Chinese digital music industry, has a wealth of experience on entertainment and management in music industry. Prior to joining TME, Mr. Pan established Ultimate Music in 2014, creating the B2B business model of digital music. Before establishing Ultimate Music, Mr. Pan worked as the Head of Entertainment Services for Nokia Greater China from 2005 to 2013.