Jun LEI, aged 47, is a non-executive Director, the Chairman of the Board, a member of the Remuneration Committee of the Company, and co-founder of our 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 with other partners in 2010, and has taken the position of chairman and CEO. Mr. LEI is also the chairman of Cheetah Mobile (NYSE: CMCM) which is a subsidiary of the Company. From April 2005 to August 2016, Mr. LEI was the chairman of YY Inc. (NSDAQ: YY). He also received the Third Capital Outstanding Talent Award during the year. 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. Mr. LEI is also a famous angel investor in China.