Board of Directors
Mr. Sun Ho (John), Chairman & CEO
Mr. Sun Ho – Executive Director, Chairman & CEO
Founding the Company in 2006, Mr Sun currently serves as the Executive Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, leading the Company in overall strategic direction, business development and corporate management.
Mr. Sun is also Chairman & CEO of Macau Pass S.A., a director of Ant Bank (Macao) Limited, in addition to holding directorship of various subsidiaries of the Company. Through his extensive experience in the China lottery and related industries, Mr. Sun continues to uphold the highest responsible business standards and ethics while striving for excellence and innovation as a leader in the regulated lottery and other markets. As the President of the Federation of Card Games, and Vice President of the International Mind Sports Association Executive Committee, Mr. Sun is dedicated to the development of mind sports in China and around the world.
Prior to founding the Company, Mr. Sun held various senior leadership positions in other listed companies, and had extensive experience in strategy, management, auditing and financial management of Chinese and international enterprises. He holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the University of Sydney in Australia and a master degree in Corporate Finance from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Mr. Sun is a member of CPA Australia and a fellow member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Ms. Hu Taoye – Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Hu, aged 41, is executive Director, chief financial officer of the Group and a member of the risk management and internal control committee of the Company. Ms. Hu has been appointed as Director since 30 January 2019. She obtained a bachelor degree in Economics from Renmin University of China in the PRC in July 2001. She was admitted as a practising member of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants in July 2003 and a non-practising member of such institute since March 2008. In addition, Ms. Hu was also admitted as a member and a fellow member of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) in November 2005 and November 2010 respectively. From 2001 to early 2008, she worked for KPMG and her last position with KPMG was audit manager.
Ms. Hu joined Alibaba Group in February 2008. During February 2008 to May 2014, Ms. Hu served as an internal control director and a financial controller of the B2B and Alibaba Cloud divisions of Alibaba Group. After that, she served as a financial controller of Autonavi and UC Web, under Alibaba Mobile Internet Division of Alibaba Group until June 2016. Prior to joining the Group, Ms. Hu was a financial controller of the digital media and entertainment division of Alibaba Group.
Mr. Liu Zheng – Non-executive Director
Mr. Liu, aged 43, has been the chief financial officer of Cainiao Network since February 2016. Mr. Liu served as the Senior Finance Director with Alibaba Group and was responsible for the financial operations of Tmall, Taobao and Alibaba.com from June 2010 to February 2016. Prior to joining Alibaba Group, he held senior positions in corporate finance management in Vimicro, Sky Flying Media and Hurray Holding from January 2005 to May 2010 and worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers’ audit division from July 2001 to December 2004. Mr. Liu has been a director of ZTO Express (Cayman) Inc. (New York Stock Exchange: ZTO; SEHK: 2057) since March 2021 and a non-executive director of Alibaba Pictures Group Limited (SEHK: 1060) since October 2021.
Mr. Liu received his bachelor’s degree in Business English from Beijing Foreign Studies University in July 2001. Mr. Liu is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
Mr. LI Jie – Non-executive Director
Mr. Li, aged 46, has been an executive director and a member of the executive committee of Alibaba Pictures Group Limited (“Alibaba Pictures”) (SEHK stock code: 1060) since June 24, 2020. Mr. Li joined the Alibaba Pictures Group (i.e. Alibaba Pictures and its subsidiaries) on October 1, 2017 and is currently the president of the Alibaba Pictures Group and Tao Piao Piao, responsible for the investment, promotion and distribution of films and the user platform business in Mainland China. He is also a director of certain subsidiaries of Alibaba Pictures. Mr. Li is a vice president of Alibaba Group and the president of Damai.
He has served as a director of Shanghai Tingdong Film Co., Ltd.* (上海亭東影業有限公司) since January 2019 and a non-independent director of Beijing Enlight Media Co., Ltd.* (北京光線傳媒股份有限公司) (Shenzhen Stock Exchange stock code: 300251) since November 12, 2019. Mr. Li worked at Youku Tudou Inc. as senior vice president, responsible for strategic partnership, human resources and relevant functions; he joined Alibaba Group in April 2016 upon completion of its acquisition of Youku Tudou Inc. and served as the general manager of its digital entertainment business unit. Mr. Li also held some key management positions at AsiaInfo Technology Co., Ltd.* (亞信科技股份有限公司) and Acer Group, serving as vice president and general manager of business department, respectively.
Mr. Li obtained a Bachelor of Engineering from Tianjin University and an EMBA degree from China Europe International Business School.
Mr. Ji Gang – Non-executive Director
Mr. Ji, aged 46, has been a non-executive Director since 10 August 2016. He joined Ant Group in January 2016. He is currently the Vice President and Head of Strategic Investment of Ant Group. He is responsible for the global strategic investments for Ant Group and has many years of experience in investment and the internet industry. Before joining Ant Group, he served as a Vice President of Alibaba Group and was responsible for strategic investment. He is currently a director of Phoenix Tree Holdings Limited (the American depositary shares ("ADSs") of which are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: DNK). He holds a bachelor degree in international business management from University of International Business and Economics, China.
Mr. Zou Liang – Non-executive Director
Mr. Zou, aged 48, has been a non-executive Director since 10 November 2017. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in economics technology from Hunan University in the PRC, a master’s degree in Administration Management from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in the PRC and also an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from China Europe International Business School in China. Mr. Zou is currently the general manager of Innovation Division of Intelligent Technology Business Department of Ant Group (formerly a general manager of Strategic Development Department of Alibaba Group). Prior to joining Ant Group in 2015, Mr. Zou was a general manager at Hunan Yuanchen Investment Group* (湖南遠晨投資集團) from February 2010 to March 2015.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Chow Siu Lui – Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Chow, aged 61, has extensive experience in fund raising and initial public offering activities in Hong Kong as well as accounting and financial fields. Mr. Chow worked in KPMG Hong Kong for about 28 years and was admitted as one of its partners in 1995. He was then mainly responsible for providing advice in group structuring prior to initial public offering and fund raising in local and overseas stock exchanges. He is currently a partner of VMS Investment Group (HK) Limited, who is responsible for private equities investment, including due diligence of all investment projects. Mr. Chow was a previous chairman of the investment strategy task force of the Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (“HKICS”) (currently known as the Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute) and the Mainland Development Strategies Advisory Panel of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants (“HKICPA”).
Mr. Chow is currently an independent non-executive director for a number of listed companies, including Genertec Universal Medical Group Company Limited (SEHK: 2666), China Everbright Greentech Limited (SEHK: 1257), Futong Technology Development Holdings Limited (SEHK: 465), Shanghai Dazhong Public Utilities (Group) Co., Ltd.* (SEHK: 1635), China Tobacco International (HK) Company Limited (SEHK: 6055), and Global Cord Blood Corporation (New York Stock Exchange: CO), and a non-executive director of Renrui Human Resources Technology Holdings Limited (SEHK: 6919). He was an independent non-executive director for (i) Sinco Pharmaceuticals Holdings Limited (SEHK: 6833) from February 2016 to November 2018, and (ii) Fullshare Holdings Limited (SEHK: 607) from December 2013 to December 2021.
Mr. Chow earned a Professional Diploma in Accountancy from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (formerly known as Hong Kong Polytechnic) in November 1983. He became a fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in July 1991, The Chartered Governance Institute and HKICS both in October 2009, and HKICPA in December 1993.
Mr. Feng Qing – Independent Non-executive Director
Mr. Feng Qing, aged 67, was appointed as the independent non-executive Director and a member of each of the audit, remuneration and nomination committees of the Company on 4 May 2015. Mr. Feng Qing is the chairman of Beijing Yi Xin Tech Corporation. Mr. Feng was the author of the marketing economics book titled "Practical Market Theory (實用市場理論)" which was well received by the market, and became an instrumental reading in learning western economics. In 1983, Mr. Feng commenced study of macroeconomics in Switzerland.
After graduation, Mr. Feng stayed in Switzerland to work at Sulzer International AG, the then one of the biggest machinery manufacturers in Switzerland, for many years. Afterwards, Mr. Feng returned to China and was engaged in satellite communication and investment and finance related work. Mr. Feng graduated from the Precision Instruments faculty (精密儀器系) of Tsinghua University, the PRC, majoring in Machinery Manufacturing Technology and Equipment (機械製造工藝及設備), and was a postgraduate student in macroeconomics of the University of Zurich in Switzerland.
Dr. Gao Jack Qunyao – Independent Non-executive Director
Dr. Gao Jack Qunyao, aged 62, was appointed as the independent non-executive Director and a member of each of the audit, remuneration and nomination committees of the Company on 6 May 2015.
Dr. Gao has extensive experience in information technology ("IT"), media and entertainment, and venture capital. He is currently the adjunct professor of the Business School of The Chinese University of Hong Kong, the founding partner and CEO of Beijing Times Digiwork Films Technology Co., Ltd. (Smart Cinema), and the independent non-executive director of AsiaInfo Technologies Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange under stock code: 1675). During 2015-2017, Dr. Gao was the Group Senior Vice President and CEO of International Investments and Business Operation Department of 北京萬達文化產業集團有限公司 (Beijing Wanda Culture Industry Group Co., Ltd.*) and in 2017, Interim CEO of Legendary Entertainment LLC; a director of several Wanda Group companies including Legendary Entertainment LLC, AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (listed on the New York Stock Exchange, NYSE: AMC) and Sunseeker International Limited, and the director for the EuropaCity (巴黎歐洲城) project. Dr. Gao was previously the founder and president of Gao Entertainment LLC; an independent director of AirMedia Group Inc. (the American depositary shares ("ADSs") of which are listed on NASDAQ under the symbol: AMCN); and an independent director of 萬通投資控股股份有限公司 (Vantone Holdings Co., Ltd.*); a director of Infront Sports & Media AG, Bona Film Group Limited (the ADSs of which are listed on NASDAQ under the symbol: BONA); and an alternate director of Phoenix Satellite Television Holdings Limited (a company listed on the Stock Exchange under stock code: 2008).
Previously, Dr. Gao also held various major positions in a number of renowned companies, including senior vice president of News Corporation (a company listed on NASDAQ under the symbol: NWS); chief executive officer of News Corporation China Investments and STAR (China) Limited; chief representative of News Corporation, Beijing representative office; vice president of Autodesk China; general manager of Microsoft (China) Co., Ltd.; and general partner, executive vice president and country head (China) of Walden International, a leading venture capital firm in the United States of America. Dr. Gao holds a doctorate degree in Engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, China. He is the author of the book titled "體驗微軟 (Experience Microsoft)" which has a wide readership in China IT communities.
Mr. Zhang Yan – Vice President
Mr. Zhang Yan is a Vice President of the Company, with over 15 years of domestic and international lottery and sports industry experience. Mr. Zhang joined the Group in November 2016 and is presently responsible for executing the Group’s sports data related strategy as well as leading the Company’s ongoing international expansion including spearheading the Group’s entry into the Indian market.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Zhang held various senior management roles in the design and commission of lottery and sports entertainment products with extensive expertise in managing top-tier multi-channel operators in regulated markets. Mr. Zhang graduated from King’s College London of University of London with Honors degree in Electronic Engineering.