Jun LEI, aged 49, is a non-executive Director, the Chairman of the Board, a member of the Remuneration Committee and the co-founder of the Company. Mr. LEI has been employed by us since 1992 and has played a key role in developing the operation of our Group and expanding our business operations. He had been our CEO since 1998, and under his leadership, we further expanded application software businesses into utilities software, internet security software and online games. He also played a major role in transforming our Group from a traditional software company into an on demand software company which extensively utilizes the internet. In December 2007, Mr. LEI relinquished his position as CEO, chief technology officer and president of the Company. In August 2008, Mr. LEI was re-designated from an executive Director to a non-executive Director. Mr. LEI was appointed as the Chairman of the Board of our Company on 5 July 2011. Mr. LEI is also a director of certain subsidiaries of the Company.
Mr. LEI co-founded Xiaomi Corporation (a company listed on the Stock Exchange in July 2018, Stock Code: 1810) with other partners in 2010, and has taken the position of chairman and CEO. From April 2005 to August 2016, Mr. LEI was the chairman of YY Inc. (NSDAQ: YY). Mr. LEI also served as the chairman of Cheetah Mobile (NYSE: CMCM) until 13 March 2018.
Mr. LEI graduated from Wuhan University in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He has been a member of the board of Wuhan University since 2003. He has been serving as vice chairman of All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, vice chairman of Beijing Federation of Industry and Commerce and vice president of China Association For Quality since 2017. Mr. LEI was elected as one of the top 10 economic personages of China in 2017. Mr. LEI was elected as one of 100 outstanding private entrepreneurs on the 40th anniversary of the China’s reform and opening-up.
Mr. LEI is also a famous angel investor in China.