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Michael Jinbo Yao

Committees: Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee

Independent Director

Michael Jinbo Yao is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mr. Yao founded, and has served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of since its inception. Mr. Yao is a pioneer in China's Internet industry. Prior to founding, Mr. Yao founded in 2000, a domain name transaction and value-added service website in China. After was acquired by in the same year, Mr. Yao served in various managerial roles at, including Vice President of Sales, until 2005. Mr. Yao currently serves on the Board of Directors of Xueda Education Group, a NYSE-listed company he co-founded. Mr. Yao received his bachelor's degrees in computer science and chemistry from Ocean University of China (formerly known as Ocean University of Qingdao) in 1999.


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