Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. William Wei Huang is our founder, chairman of our board of directors and, since 2002, has served as our chief executive officer. Since 2004, Mr. Huang has also served as a director of Haitong-Fortis Private Equity Fund Management Co., Ltd., a domestic private equity fund management company in China. Prior to founding our company, he served as a senior vice president of Shanghai Meining Computer Software Co., Ltd., which operates StockStar.com, a website primarily providing finance and securities related information and services in China, as a vice president of Ego Electronic Commerce Co., Ltd., and as a general manager of Shanghai Huayang Computer Co., Ltd.
Mr. Sio Tat Hiang is vice-chairman of the board of directors of our company and has been a director since 2014. Mr. Sio is the Executive Director of ST Telemedia. In this role, he provides strategic direction and overall leadership of ST Telemedia. Under his guidance, ST Telemedia has redefined and broadened its business focus into strategic areas that better position ST Telemedia's portfolio for continued growth and longterm success in the digital economy. Mr. Sio currently also sits on the Board of Asia Mobile Holdings Pte. Ltd., StarHub Ltd., TeleChoice International Limited and U Mobile Sdn Bhd. Prior to ST Telemedia, Mr. Sio served as Vice President of Corporate Finance at Singapore Technologies Pte. Ltd., or ST, where he oversaw ST's treasury and investment management functions. His role was later expanded to include Director of Strategic Investment and Group Treasurer. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in business administration with honors from the National University of Singapore and attended the London Business School Senior Management Programme.
Mr. Erik Ho Ping Siao has been a director of our company since 2007. Between 2002 and 2007, Mr. Siao worked as an investment consultant. For more than ten years prior to 2002, Mr. Siao served as the senior vice president and director of China Operation at Ecoban Finance Limited in New York, which was a member of SK Group of South Korea. Prior to 1987, Mr. Siao served as the vice president of ContiTrade Services Corp. in New York (also known as Merban Corp.), which was a member of Continental Grain Company. Mr. Siao received a master's degree in international management with distinction from The American Graduate School of International Management, also known as Thunderbird, in 1982.
Dr. Peter Ping Hua has been a director of our company since 2007. Dr. Hua is currently a managing partner of SBCVC Holdings Limited (SBCVC). Starting from 2000, he has led the investment into many high-tech companies in IT, healthcare, and cleaner technologies sectors, including Dian Diagnostics, BGI, Edan, Navinfo, Shenwu, Longxin, GDS Holdings and PPTV. Prior to joining SBCVC, he was with McKinsey & Company and Siemens (USA). Dr. Hua holds a bachelor's degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin.
Mr. Satoshi Okada has been a director of our company since 2014. Mr. Okada previously served as executive vice president of SOFTBANK Group's ecommerce business planning in Japan since April 2000. Prior to that, he held various management positions within the SOFTBANK Group. He also previously held directorship in Ariba Japan and Deecorp Limited, companies engaging in the businesses of technology and software, respectively. Mr Okada also represented SoftBank as a director on the board of Alibaba.com while it was a public company in Hong Kong. Before joining the SOFTBANK Group, Mr. Okada was chief executive officer and president of NetIQ KK, the Japanese subsidiary of NetIQ Corporation, a provider of ebusiness infrastructure management software. Mr. Okada is also renowned in the storage management industry for his success in establishing Cheyenne Software KK and Computer Associates Japan as industry leaders in the Japanese market.
Mr. Bruno Lopez has been a director of our company since 2014. Mr. Lopez is the chief executive officer and executive director of ST Telemedia's data center business—STT Global Data Centres. Over the past two years, Mr. Lopez has led ST Telemedia in its strategy to build a portfolio of integrated data centers across a global platform in Singapore, UK and also in China through GDS Holdings. Prior to joining ST Telemedia, Mr. Lopez held several senior operational and management positions in the telecommunications arm of Singapore-listed conglomerate, Keppel T&T from 1995 to April 2014. In his last position in Keppel T&T, as the executive director and chief executive officer of Keppel Data Centres, Mr. Lopez was responsible for developing Keppel's data center business in Asia and Europe across key first-tier cities servicing some of the largest blue-chip customers. In 2010, Mr. Lopez set up Securus Data Property Fund, a data centre-specific investment fund focused on the acquisition of high quality data center assets in Asia-Pacific and Europe. Prior to his departure from Keppel T&T, Mr. Lopez also played a key role in preparing the business of Keppel Data Centres for a REIT listing on the Singapore Exchange after establishing a data center development platform for future growth. He holds a bachelor's degree with honors from the National University of Singapore and a master's degree in human resource from Rutgers University.
Mr. Lee Choong Kwong has been a director of our company since 2014. Mr. Lee is ST Telemedia's executive vice president for China. He is responsible for China investments and business development. Mr. Lee brings with him more than 15-years of China business experience. He played a key role in ST Telemedia's investments in the Chinese market with China Unicom and China Huaneng. Prior to joining ST Telemedia, Mr. Lee led ST Electronics & Engineering's research and development team, and held various senior managerial positions in project management and operations with ST Ventures. Mr. Lee holds a bachelor's degree in electrical and electronic engineering from the National University of Singapore, and a UCLANUS Executive MBA.
Mr. Lim Ah Doo has been a director of our company since 2014. Mr. Lim is currently the chairman and independent non-executive director of Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd, as well as an independent non-executive director of ARACWT Trust Management (Cache) Limited, GP Industries Limited, SM Investments Corporation, Sembcorp Marine Ltd, U Mobile Sdn Bhd, Bracell Limited (formerly known as Sateri Holdings Limited), Singapore Technologies Engineering Ltd and STT GDC. He also chairs the audit committees of ARACWT Trust Management (Cache), GP Industries and U Mobile, and is also a member of the audit committee of Singapore Technologies Engineering, Sembcorp Marine and SM Investments Corporation. He is also a member of the Ethics Sub-Committee, Public Accountants Oversight Committee, Singapore. During his 18-year distinguished banking career in Morgan Grenfell, Mr. Lim held several key positions including chairing Morgan Grenfell (Asia). He also chaired the Singapore Investment Banking Association in 1994. From 2003 to 2008, he was president and then vice-chairman of the RGM group, a leading global resource-based group. Mr. Lim holds a bachelor's degree in engineering with honors from the Queen Mary College, University of London, and a MBA from the Cranfield School of Management.
Ms. Bin Yu has been a director of our company since 2016. She currently serves as a financial advisor to Innolight Technology Corp, a company engaged in the development and manufacturing of optical modules used in mega data centers. Ms. Yu has served as an independent director of Baozun Inc., a Nasdaq-listed brand e-commerce solutions provider based in China, and an independent director of Tian Ge Interactive Holdings Limited, a live social video platform in China listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. From 2015 to May 2016, she served as the chief financial officer of Innolight Technology Corp. From 2013 to 2015, she served as a director and the chief financial officer of Star China Media Limited, a company engaged in the entertainment TV programs business. From 2012 to 2013, she was a senior vice president of Youku Tudou Inc., and had responsibility for the company's investments in content production, mergers and acquisitions and strategic investments. She previously served as the chief financial officer from 2012 to 2013, and the vice president of finance from 2010 to 2011, of Youku Tudou's predecessor, Tudou Holdings Limited. Prior to that, she worked at KPMG from 1999 to 2010 and was a senior manager of KPMG's Greater China region. Ms. Yu received a master's degree in accounting from the University of Toledo, and an EMBA from Tsinghua University and INSEAD, respectively. Ms. Yu is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States admitted by the Accountancy Board of Ohio, a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of Chartered Global Management Accountant.
Mr. Zulkifli Baharudin has been a director of our company since 2016. He is currently the executive chairman of Indo-Trans Corporation, a logistics and supply chain company. He also serves as a managing director of Global Business Integrators Pte. Ltd. Mr. Zulkifli is currently the Non-Executive Independent Director and Nominating Committee Chairman at Singapore Post Limited and the Non-Executive Independent Director at Ascott Residence Trust Management Limited. Mr Zulkifli also serves as a director on the Board of Ang Mo Kio Thye Hua Kwan Hospital Ltd., Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities Limited, Singapore Management University, GB Vietnam Investments Pte. Ltd., Indo-Trans (Vietnam) Logistics Co. Pte. Ltd., GBI Capital Pte. Ltd. and Global Business Integrators Pte. Ltd. Mr. Zulkifli also serves as a Trustee of the Singapore Management University and is Singapore's Non-Resident Ambassador to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. He was also the independent director of Mentor Media Ltd., which has extensive operations in China, from 1993-2014. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Zulkifli was vice president of Asia of Eagle Global Logistics/Circle International. From 1995 to 1998, he served as Deputy Managing Director of Concord Express Logistics Pte Ltd. From 1991 to 1998, he was general manager of Scandinavia Warehouse Pte Ltd. From 1984 to 1991, he held various positions in the Singapore Government Service. From 1997 to 2001, he also served as a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore. Mr. Zulkifli received his bachelor's degree in estate management from the National University of Singapore.
Mr. Chang Sun has been a director of our company since 2017. Mr. Sun is the founder and Chairman of Black Soil Group Ltd., an investment holding company he founded in 2015. Prior to founding Black Soil, he was the Chairman, Asia Pacific at Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm, from 1995 to 2015. Mr. Sun was an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs Asia in Hong Kong from 1992 to 1995. Mr. Sun is the Chairman of the China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association, which he founded in 2002, and Executive Vice Chairman of the China Real Estate Developers and Investor’s Association, which he founded in 2006. He is also a member of the Asia Executive Board of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a member of the Nature Conservancy's Asia Pacific Council. Mr. Sun obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from Beijing Foreign Studies University and completed a post-graduate international affairs program offered by the United Nations. Mr. Sun earned a joint degree of MA/MBA from the Joseph Lauder Institute of International Management and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Member of the Executive Committee
Mr. Jonathan King has been a member of our executive committee since October 2016 and has been involved with our company since 2014, in his role as chief operating officer of ST Telemedia's data center business—STT Global Data Centres. From 2009 to 2014, Mr. King was the co-fund manager of Securus Data Property Fund, an investment fund focused on the acquisition and management of high quality data center assets in Asia-Pacific region and Europe. During that time, Mr. King played a key role in developing the portfolio of data centers that was eventually listed as Keppel DC REIT on the Singapore Exchange. From 2004 to 2009, Mr. King was an associate director with Macquarie Bank's real estate group. He holds a bachelor's degree in engineering from the University of Sydney and a graduate diploma in finance and investment from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia.