independent non-executive director
Lee Kai-Fu, aged 59, has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since March 2017. As at the end of the Reporting Period, Dr. Lee has also been the chairman of Sinovation Ventures (Beijing) Enterprise Management Co., Ltd. (delisted from the NEEQ in January 2020), a co-founder and the managing partner of Sinovation Ventures Development Funds, the chairman and CEO of Innovation Works Limited, a non-executive director of Meitu, Inc. (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with stock code 01357). Dr. Lee has also been a director of various companies in the internet, artificial intelligence and other industries. From 1988 to 1990, Dr. Lee worked at Carnegie Mellon University, where he served as an assistant professor; between July 1990 and April 1996, Dr. Lee worked at Apple Inc. (listed on NASDAQ with stock code AAPL), serving as a vice-president from December 1995; from July 1998 to July 2005, Dr. Lee was the vice president of Microsoft Corporation (listed on NASDAQ with stock code MSFT); from July 2005 to September 2009, Dr. Lee was the president of Google China of Google Inc. (listed on NASDAQ with stock code GOOGL), and he was responsible for launching the Google China R&D Centre. Dr. Lee was also an independent director of LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd. (listed on the New York Stock Exchange with stock code LITB), an independent non-executive director of Shangri-La Asia Limited (listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with stock code 00069) and Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd. (listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange with stock code 2317). Dr. Lee received his bachelor of arts degree and Ph.D. in computer science from Columbia University in 1983 and Carnegie Mellon University in 1988, respectively.