Chao Guowei, Charles
Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Chao was appointed as an independent non-executive Director on 15 October 2007. Mr. Chao is also the chairman of the audit committee, a member of the remuneration committee and nomination committee. Mr. Chao is currently the Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of SINA Corporation. Mr. Chao joined SINA Corporation as a Vice President of Finance in 1999 and served as its Co-Chief Operating Officer, President and Chief Financial Officer before his current position as the Chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Chao is also the Chairman of the board of directors of Weibo Corporation, a leading social media company listed on Nasdaq and a director of Leju Holdings Limited, a leading real estate O2O integrated services platform, which is listed on New York Stock Exchange. Prior to joining SINA, Mr. Chao served as an experienced audit manager in PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to provide audit and business consulting services for companies in Silicon Valley, California. Mr. Chao was a certified public accountant and the member of AICPA. Mr. Chao graduated with a Master’s degree in professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993, a Master’s degree in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma in 1991 and a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the Fudan University in 1988.