Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Sheng Fu has been our Chairman of the Board since March 2018, and our chief executive officer and director of the Board since November 2010. Mr. Fu has also been a senior vice president of Kingsoft Corporation since March 2011. Since September 2009, Mr. Fu has been the chief executive officer and chairman of Conew Network. Prior to that, Mr. Fu was the vice president of Matrix Partners China from November 2008. Between November 2005 and August 2008, Mr. Fu worked at Qihoo 360 serving various management roles at its 360 department, a division then in charge of developing 360 products. From March 2003 to October 2005, Mr. Fu was the product manager of 3721 Internet Real Name and 3721 Internet Assistant. Mr. Fu received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Shandong Institute of Business and Technology in China in 1999.
Director of the Board
Tao Zou has been our director since December 2016. Mr. Zou was appointed to be our director by Kingsoft Corporation Limited, at which he serves as an executive director and the chief executive officer. Mr. Zou also serves as a director of Seasun Holdings, Chairman of Kingsoft Office (SSE STAR Market: 688111) and a director of Kingsoft Cloud (Stock Code: 03896 and NASDAQ: KC). Mr. Zou joined Kingsoft Corporation in 1998 serving various management roles. Mr. Zou graduated from Nankai University in 1997.
Director of the Board and Chief Financial Officer
Thomas Jintao Ren has been our chief financial officer since January 2020 and has been our director since November 2022. Prior to Cheetah Mobile, Mr. Ren served as the chief financial officer of Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN) since September 2015. Mr. Ren also served as the chief financial officer of Kaixin Auto Holdings (NASDAQ:KXIN) from September 2015 to August 2019. Kaixin Auto Holidings is a subsidiary of Renren Inc. Prior to rejoining Renren Inc., Mr. Ren was the chief financial officer at Chukong Technologies. From 2005 to 2014, Mr. Ren served as Renren Inc.'s senior finance director. Prior to that, Mr. Ren had worked at KPMG for five years. Mr. Ren holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Renmin University of China. He is a certified public accountant in China and the United States, and a chartered professional accountant in Canada.
Ning Zhang currently serves as the Founder and Chairman of Red Avenue Group. Red Avenue Group researches, produces, and invests in new materials through three business units: Red Avenue New Materials Group, Red Avenue Investment Group, and Red Avenue Foundation.
Mr. Yun Zhang currently serves as an Associate Professor of Accountancy with Tenure at the Department of Accountancy of George Washington University. From 2009 to 2015, he was an Assistant Professor of Accountancy at the Department of Accountancy of George Washington University. From 2003 to 2009, he was an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. His main research interests include managerial accounting, corporate governance and information disclosure. He received his bachelor’s degree from Renmin University of China in 1998, two master’s degrees from Yale University in 2002 and a Ph.D. degree from Yale University in 2004.
Dr. Yi Ma currently serves as a Professor at the Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences ("EECS") Department of the University of California at Berkeley. He is also a Chair Professor in the Musketeers Foundation Institute of Data Science (HKU IDS) and Department of Computer Science at the University of Hong Kong. From 2014 to 2017, he was a Professor and the Executive Dean of the School of Information and Science and Technology, Shanghai Tech University, China. From 2009 to early 2014, he was a Principal Researcher and the Research Manager of the Visual Computing group at Microsoft Research Asia. From 2000 to 2011, he was an Associate Professor at the ECE Department of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His main research interest is in computer vision and high-dimensional data analysis. He received his Bachelors' degree in Automation and Applied Mathematics from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) in 1995, Master of Science degree in EECS in 1997, Master of Arts degree in Mathematics in 2000, and PhD degree in EECS in 2000, all from the University of California at Berkeley. He is an IEEE Fellow since 2013 and an ACM Fellow since 2017. He is ranked as the World's Highly Cited Researchers by Clarivate Analytics of Thomson Reuters since 2016 and ranked among the Top 50 of the World's Most Influential Authors in Computer Science by Semantic Scholar, according to the Science Magazine 2016.