Jun LEI, aged 52, 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 currently is an executive director, the chairman, the CEO and a member of the Remuneration Committee. Since December 2011, Mr. LEI has served as a director of Kingsoft Office (SSE STAR Market: 688111). Since April 2015, Mr. LEI has been the chairman of the board of Kingsoft Cloud (NASDAQ: KC).
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 was elected as one of the top 10 economic personages of China in 2017 and one of 100 outstanding private entrepreneurs on the 40th anniversary of the China's reform and opening-up. In 2020, Mr. LEI was honored with title of “National Advanced Individual of Private Economy Fighting against COVID-19”, title of “Beijing Model Worker” and title of “Outstanding Entrepreneur in the 30th Anniversary of Capital Market”. In 2021, Mr. LEI was awarded the 11th “China Charity Award” by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People's Republic of China, ranked first in Forbes “2021 China's Best CEO List” and was selected as one of the “Top 10 News Figures of China's Private Economy in 2021”.
Mr. LEI is also a famous angel investor in China.