Board of Directors

Mr. Handong Cheng
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

As the founder of ChinaNet, Mr. Cheng has been serving franchise industry and advertising media industry for more than 10 years. In 2003, he participated in the establishment of Beijing ChinaNet On-line Advertising limited and Business Opportunity Online (Beijing) Networking Technology Ltd. (www.28.com) engaged in operational, administration and management area. He won the title with "Top Ten China Planning Person" from China Plan Association in 2006 as well as "2006 China Internet Annual Innovation Person". He also has been elected as members in Internet Council in 2007. Under Mr. Cheng leadership, ChinaNet as a provider with network technology solutions, media and marketing services, has developed into a pioneer in the industry. Mr. Cheng received a Law Degree from Wuhan University, Wuhan, China and Executive Master of Business Administration from Guanghua Management School, Peking University, Beijing, China.

Chairman of the Board
    Mr. George K. Chu

    Mr. Chu has been our Chief Operating Officer and Secretary since May 2010. From December 2007 to May 2010, Mr. Chu served as the Special Executive to the Chairman of Dachan Food (Asia) Ltd. in Beijing and also served at Dachan Food as the Head of the Beijing and Hubei Operations. From June 2007 to December 2007, Mr. Chu acted as Senior Business Advisor to the Chinese Aviation and Space Industry Development Association (CASIDA) in Taipei. From January 2005 to June 2007, Mr. Chu served as a Senior Vice President at the Royal Bank of Canada Financial Group, Asset Management in Vancouver, Toronto and New York. Mr. Chu has a joint major bachelor degree in accounting and management information systems from Simon Fraser University, an MBA degree from Harvard University and an EMBA degree from Guanghua School of Management at the Peking University.

      Mr. Pau Chung Ho
      Independent non-executive Director

      Mr. Pau has served as the General Manager of The Regal Riverfront Hotel Jiangmen from April 2018 to date. From February 2014 to June 2017, he served as the General Manager of The Holiday Inn Resort Chaohu, and from September 2011 to February 2014, Mr. Pau served as the General Manager of The Regal Poly Guiyang Hotel. Mr. Pau holds a Bachelors of Arts in Hospitality Management from the University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.

      Independent Director
      Mr. Zhiqing Chen
      Independent non-executive Director

      Mr. Chen is a partner of Jin Mao PRC Lawyers LLP in Shanghai, specializing in foreign investment, corporate law, merger and acquisitions. Mr. Chen's clients include local PRC enterprises as well as international corporations. Prior to joining ChinaNet, Mr. Chen served as a non-management director for Shanghai Fumai Investment Management Co., Ltd., Shanghai Zhijinwu Investment Management Co., Ltd, and Shanghai Merciful Groups Co., Ltd. Mr. Chen received a Law Degree in International Economic from East China University, a Master's Degree in Economic Philosophy from Fudan University, and an EMBA degree from Beijing University.

      Independent Director
      Mr. Qiu Chang
      Independent non-executive Director

      Mr. Chang is currently a Principal with Sansar Capital focused on special investment opportunities in TMT and healthcare industries and board directors for several organizations. Prior to joining Sansar in 2007, Mr. Chang in 2001 founded FORUN Technologies, a boutique research and consulting firm, established a multi-year track record in selecting winning investments in China, and was ranked as a top analyst by Wall Street Journal Best of Street Annual Analyst Survey. Prior to founding FORUN, Mr. Chang worked as a Business Intelligence Specialist and Market Strategy Analyst at IBM, and as a Principal Investigator and a scientific researcher in several companies and universities. Mr. Chang received an MBA fromColumbia Business School, a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Colorado School of Mines, and a B.S. in Physics from Wuhan University in China.

      Independent Director


      Board Diversity Matrix

      As of July 19, 2022
      To be completed by Foreign Issuers (with principal executive offices outside of the U.S.) and Foreign Private Issuers
      Country of Principal Executive Offices China
      Foreign Private Issuer No
      Disclosure Prohibited Under Home Country Law No
      Total Number of Directors 5
      Part I: Gender Identity Female Male Non-Binary Did Not Disclose Gender
      Directors 0 5 0 0
      Part II: Demographic Background
      Underrepresented Individual in Home Country Jurisdiction 0
      LGBTQ+ 0
      Did Not Disclose Demographic Background 0