Board of Directors

  • William Ding
    Founder, Director and Chief Executive Officer
     
    William Lei Ding, our founder, has served as our director since July 1999 and as our chief executive officer since November 2005. From March 2001 until November 2005, Mr. Ding served as our chief architect, and from June 2001 until September 2001, he served as our acting chief executive officer and acting chief operating officer. From July 1999 until March 2001, Mr. Ding served as co-chief technology officer, and from July 1999 until April 2000, he also served as our interim chief executive officer. Mr. Ding established Guangzhou NetEase and Shanghai EaseNet, our affiliates, in June 1997 and January 2008. Mr. Ding holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Technology from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China. 
  • Alice Cheng
    Independent Director
     
    Alice Yu-Fen Cheng, also known as Alice Cheng, has served as our director since June 2007. Ms. Cheng has been the chief financial officer of BBK Electronics Corp., Ltd., a PRC-based manufacturer of audio-visual equipment, since May 2005. From 2010 to 2013, Ms. Cheng served as a supervisor of Wistron Information Technology Corporation in Taiwan, an information technology company with operations in Taiwan, China and Japan. From 2002 to 2005, Ms. Cheng served as financial controller of Wistron Corporation, a Taiwanese original design manufacturer of notebook computers and other electronics. Prior to that, Ms. Cheng held various positions with Acer Inc., a Taiwanese computer manufacturer, culminating in the position of financial controller. Ms. Cheng received a Bachelor of Accounting from the Chinese Culture University in Taiwan in 1983 and a Masters of Business Administration from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona in 2003; Ms. Cheng is also licensed as a certified public accountant in Taiwan and the PRC. 
  • Denny Lee
    Independent Director
     
    Denny Ting Bun Lee, also known as Denny Lee, has served as our director since April 2002. Mr. Lee previously served as our chief financial officer from April 2002 until June 2007 and our financial controller from November 2001 until April 2002. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Lee worked in the Hong Kong office of KPMG for more than ten years. Mr. Lee graduated with a Professional Diploma in Accounting from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in November 1990, and is a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants, and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. Mr. Lee currently serves as the chairman of the audit committees and an independent non-executive director on the boards of New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc., (stock code: EDU), Concord Medical Services Holdings Limited (stock code: CCM), NIO Inc. (stock code: NIO), and Jianpu Technology Inc. (stock code: JT), which are listed on the New York Stock Exchange, as well as China Metal Resources Utilization Limited, which is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 1636). 
  • Joseph Tong
    Independent Director
     
    Joseph Tze Kay Tong, also known as Joseph Tong, has served as our director since March 2003. Mr. Tong has been a director of Parworld Investment Management Limited, which provides financial and investment advisory services, since January 2003. From December 2002 until April 2004, Mr. Tong was engaged in establishing offices and operations in Hong Kong and China, setting up accounting and internal control policies and overseeing the overall operations for TLM Apparel Co., Ltd., a garment trading company operating in Hong Kong and China which he co-founded. Prior to that, from September 2000 to September 2002, Mr. Tong was the e-commerce director of the Asia Region for Universal Music Limited where he was responsible for forming e-business development strategies and overseeing new promotional opportunities. Mr. Tong received a Bachelor of Social Science degree with honors in Accounting and Statistics from the University of Southampton, England. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, an associate member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. 
  • Lun Feng
    Independent Director
     
    Lun Feng has served as our director since July 2005. Mr. Feng served as the chairman and/or director of Vantone Holdings Co., Ltd., a private real estate investment company in China, from 1993 to 2017. Mr. Feng currently is the executive director of Beijing Sifang Yufeng Investment Co., Ltd, an investment firm in China. Mr. Feng serves as an independent director on the boards of Youzu Interactive Co., Ltd. (stock code: 002174), which is listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, as well as Bank of Xi’An Co., Ltd. (stock code: 600928) and Shanghai Xinnanyang Only Education & Technology Co., Ltd. (stock code: 600661), both of which are listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange. Mr. Feng was an independent non-executive director on the board of China Everbright Bank Company Limited (stock code: 6818), a company dual listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and the Shanghai Stock Exchange, until July 2019; Mr. Feng continues to perform his duties on the board of this listed company until the qualifications of the succeeding independent non-executive director are approved by the China Banking and Insurance Regulatory Commission. Mr. Feng was also an independent non-executive director of Haitong Securities Co., Ltd. (stock code: 6837) from December 2014 to June 2019. Mr. Feng has a Juris Doctor from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, a Masters of Law degree from the Party School of the Chinese Communist Party, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Northwest University.
  • Michael Leung
    Independent Director
     
    Michael Man Kit Leung, also known as Michael Leung, has served as our director since July 2002. Mr. Leung is currently a responsible officer of Grand Moore Capital Limited since September 2019. Mr. Leung was appointed executive director of Unitas Holdings Limited (stock code: 8020) from September 2011 to November 2018, and served as a responsible officer from May 2011 to November 2018 of Chanceton Capital Partners Limited, a subsidiary of Unitas Holdings Limited. Previously, Mr. Leung was a director of Emerging Markets Partnership (Hong Kong) Limited, the principal adviser to the AIG Infrastructure Fund L.P, in 1999. Mr. Leung also held senior positions in the Hong Kong Branch of the Swiss Bank Corporation, SG Securities (HK) Limited (formerly known as Crosby Securities (Hong Kong) Limited) and Peregrine Capital Limited. Mr. Leung currently is an independent non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee for Orange Sky Golden Harvest Entertainment (Holdings) Limited (stock code: 1132) and Luye Pharma Group Ltd. (stock code: 2186), all of which are companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Leung also serves as an independent non-executive director on the board of China Ting Group Holdings Limited (stock code: 3398), a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Leung was previously an independent non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of China Electronics Optics Valley Union Holding Company Limited (stock code: 0798) from March 2014 to May 2020 and China Huiyuan Juice Group Limited (stock code: 1886) from 2012 to 2019, both of which are companies listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Leung received a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences from the University of Hong Kong in October 1977 with a major in Accounting, Management and Statistics.
  • Michael Tong
    Independent Director
     
    Michael Sui Bau Tong, also known as Michael Tong, has served as our director since December 1999. Mr. Tong joined our company as an executive from 2003 to 2009 and served as our co-chief operating officer from 2004 to 2009. Mr. Tong is an independent non-executive director and chairman of the audit committee of Koolearn Technology Holding Limited (stock code: 1797), a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Tong graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, Madison with a major in Accounting and an extra concentration in Computer Science in 1993.