Board of Directors
Jianhua Zhu, one of our founders, has been a director since 2004. He has served as the chairman of our board of directors from November 2008 to June 2014 and as chief executive officer of our company from December 2006 to June 2014. He was the chairman of our board of directors from 2004 until December 2006. From 2001 until 2004, Mr. Zhu was general manager of N-T Information Engineering. From 1998 until 2001, he was deputy general manager of N-T Information Engineering. He has also been the supervisor of N-T Information Engineering since 2006. Mr. Zhu has been the executive director of the Guangdong Digital Media Research Institute since 2005. He worked at the China Technology Import and Export Corp. from 1994 until 1997. Mr. Zhu holds bachelor's and master's degrees in precision instrumentation from Tsinghua University.
Zengxiang Lu, one of our founders, has been a board member since 2004. He was chairman of our board of directors and our chief strategy officer from December 2006 until November 2008 and chief executive officer from 2004 until December 2006. Dr. Lu was also the director of the Guangdong Digital Media Research Institute from 2005 until 2007. Dr. Lu worked on the development of CA systems at Tsinghua Tongfang from 1999 to August 2001. He was deputy general manager of N-T Information Engineering from August 2001 until 2004, and has served on the board of N-T Information Engineering since 1998. Dr. Lu holds a bachelor's degree in automation and a doctorate degree in signal processing from Tsinghua University.
Songzuo Xiang has been an independent director of our company since September 2008. Dr. Xiang is the editor-in-chief of the Global Business & Finance magazine, a Chinese business publication sponsored by the Development Research Center of the State Council. Dr. Xiang is currently a director and the chief executive officer of Hurray! Solutions Ltd. and a director of AirMedia Group Inc., both of which are listed on the Nasdaq Global Market. Dr. Xiang was also the chairman of Hurray! Solutions Ltd. from 2000 to 2003. From 1995 to 1998, Dr. Xiang was deputy director of the Fund Planning Department at the Shenzhen branch office of the People’s Bank of China. Dr. Xiang holds a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University, a doctorate degree and a master's degree in economics from Renmin University of China and a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
Mr. Elyakim has led Aurec Capital's investment and operations in China since he joined as the director of APAC investments in 2011. Aurec Capital targets the telecom, media, new media and mobile industries. Prior to joining Aurec Capital, Mr. Elyakim was the co-founder and managing partner of CIG Investment Fund, a strategic growth fund that aims to bring unique Israeli know-how and ingenuity to the Chinese healthcare sector. In addition, Mr. Elyakim has held senior positions in the Investment Banking sector in Israel. Mr. Elyakim holds a LLB from the Tel-Aviv University (TAU) and a BA in economics from TAU. He is a certified Israeli lawyer.
Jianyue Pan serves as the Global Vice President and Asia Pacific President of Synopsys, Inc, a worldwide leading company in electronic design automation (EDA) software and IP for semiconductor design. Since 1995, Mr. Pan has held several different positions at Synopsys including China Chief Representative and Director of China Sales. Prior to Synopsys, Mr. Pan held sales and management roles in Mentor Graphics, a US based company. Prior to that, he held research and development roles in the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Mr. Pan is currently an independent director of Beijing Lanxum Technology Co. Ltd., an A-share listed company in China. Mr. Pan holds a master's degree and a bachelor's degree in engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing, and an Executive MBA degree from China-Europe International Business School (CEIBS).