Management

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Mr. William Wei Huang
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.
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Mr. Daniel Newman
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Daniel Newman has served as the chief financial officer of GDS since September 2011. Prior to joining us in this capacity, Mr. Newman acted as an advisor to GDS from 2009 to 2011. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Newman served as a managing director at Bank of America Merrill Lynch with responsibility for investment banking clients in the telecom, media, and technology sectors in Asia. From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Newman acted as an advisor in the chairman's office of Reliance Communications in Mumbai, India. From 2001 to 2005,
 Mr. Newman served as a managing director at Deutsche Bank with responsibility for investment banking clients in the telecom and media sectors in Asia. Mr. Newman previously worked as an investment banker at Salomon Brothers (and its successors) from 1997 to 2001 and at S.G. Warburg (and its successors) from 1983 to 1997 in London and Hong Kong. Mr. Newman received his bachelor's degree in history from Bristol University in the UK in 1983.
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Mr. Xu Wei
Senior Vice President, Sales

Mr. Xu Wei joined GDS in 2013 as our senior vice president of sales, and is responsible for sales operations and management. Prior to joining us, Mr. Wei was a general manager of Beijing VPro Intellectual Technology Limited Company from 2011 to 2013, with responsibility for mobile value-­added business promotions and software development. From 2005 to 2010, Mr. Wei served as a general manager of Shenzhen VPro Technology Limited Company, with responsibility for operations and software development and integration. From 1998 to 2005, Mr. Wei held various roles at Zhong Lian Group, including technical director, business development manager and division general manager, engaged in sales and management of core systems. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Wei served as an engineer at Beijing Electronic Office, with responsibility for network­-building and management. Mr. Wei received a bachelor's degree in physics from Shandong University.
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Ms. Yilin Chen
Senior Vice President, Hosting Service

Ms. Yilin Chen joined GDS in 2008 and now serves as our senior vice president for our hosting service business unit. Prior to joining us, Ms. Chen held various roles in consulting, business planning and analysis, product and operations. Ms. Chen worked at HP China for 12 years, holding leadership roles related to IT solutions and service, outsourcing, business development and management. From 1992 to 1995, Ms. Chen worked at the East China Institute of Computer and Science. She graduated from Shanghai Science and Technology University with a bachelor's degree in computer science.
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Ms. Liang Chen
Senior Vice President, Strategy

Ms. Liang Chen joined us in 2015 with responsibility for product strategy management and the delivery of data center projects, design and construction. Prior to joining us,
 Ms. Chen worked with IBM Global Technology Service for 14 years. Ms. Chen held several leadership roles in IBM, including manager of IBM's China data center solution design team, general manager of IBM's data center consulting and design department and service product line manager of IBM's Greater China data center department. Prior to joining IBM,
 Ms. Chen spent seven years at the East China Architectural Design and Research Institute. Ms. Chen holds a bachelor's degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Shanghai University and a master's degree in electrical and electronic engineering from Tongji University.
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Ms. Yan Liang
Senior Vice President, Operation and Delivery

Ms. Yan Liang has served as our senior vice president of operation and delivery since 2010 with responsibility for establishing the operation governance system and management platform for data centers. Ms. Liang currently also serves on China Data Center Committee as vice-chairman with responsibility for contributing to white papers for the operation and maintenance management technology of data centers and promoting maintenance and operation in data center industry. Prior to joining us, Ms. Liang served as a director of operations and business development with COSCO's global data center business where she had responsibility for information system centralization, construction of large data centers, establishment and promotion of ITIL operation management systems and global disaster recovery. Prior to COSCO, Ms. Liang was a distinguished lecturer at HP Management School. Ms. Liang received a bachelor's degree from Shanghai Tie Dao University and a MBA from Fudan University.