Dr. Liu Dejian
Chairman of the Board and Executive Director
- Mr. Liu led us to become one of the leading online game and mobile Internet operations companies in PRC. He is mainly responsible for the overall business strategic development of the Group and is the chief game designer of our game development team. Mr. Liu leads the game development team on the design of the online game products. He formulates the development policy and contributes to the growth of the Company as a competitive online game operator and developer. Currently, Mr. Liu is committed to lead the Company’s transformation to an international design-oriented enterprise, and actively promoting Internet education, leading the Group to become China’s leading online education industry force. Apart from his management and leadership, Mr. Liu constantly holds training seminars to further enhance the development of our human resources. Under his leadership, the Group was honoured as the “Top 30 Cultural Enterprises in the PRC” (全國文化企業三十強) for three consecutive years and as “Top 100 Internet Enterprises in PRC” (中國互聯網企業百強) for eight consecutive years. The Group was also honoured as “Top 2000 Forbes Global business” (福布斯全球企業兩千強) in May 2014, “Third Award of Top 100 Forbes Potential Enterprises in PRC” (福布斯中國潛力企業百強榜第三名), and “Top 100 National Software Comprehensive Competitiveness Enterprises” (全國軟體企業綜合競爭力百強) in 2015.
- Mr. Liu graduated with a Bachelor’s degree of Science in Chemistry from University of Kansas in the USA in 1995, and received a doctorate in Education from Beijing Normal University in 2021. Prior to starting Fujian NetDragon Websoft Co., Ltd. (福建網龍計算機網絡信息技術有限公司) (“NetDragon (Fujian)”), Mr. Liu had been the vice-president of Beso Biological Research Centre, Inc (“Beso”) from 1995 to 2005. He was also the vice-president of Fuzhou Yangzhenhua 851 Bio-Engineering Research Inc. (“Fuzhou 851”) from 1995 to 2000 and then promoted to be the president since 2001. Mr. Liu was first introduced to the technology of Internet during his study in the USA when he established a website for marketing of softwares. Anticipating that Internet would have a good development opportunity in the PRC, he founded NetDragon (Fujian) in 1999 when he came back to the PRC.
- Mr. Liu was awarded as the “Most Influential Person within the Online Game Industry in China in the Chinese Game Industry Annual Conference 2009” in January 2010 (2009年度中國遊戲產業最具影響力人物). He was also awarded as “Excellent Entrepreneur of China Game Industry”* (中國遊戲行業優秀企業家) in the China Game Industry Annual Conference in December 2009. He was appointed as vice-chairman of Fujian Province Association of Youth Entrepreneur* (福建省青年企業家協會) in April 2006. He also obtained Fujian Youth Entrepreneur Achievement Award* (福建青年創業成就獎) in April 2005, Go Tone Fujian IT Industry Top 10 Outstanding Youth* (全球通福建IT行業十大傑出青年) in May 2005, Certificate of Fujian Entrepreneurial Tutor of the Chinese Youth Business International Programme* (中國青年創業國際計劃福建創業導師證書) in June 2005, Fujian Youth Technology Award* (福建省青年科技獎) in March 2010, Software Outstanding Talent in Fujian Province* (福建省軟件傑出人才) in September 2010 and Entrepreneurial Excellence Award in Haixi* (海西創業英才獎) in April 2012, and he was appointed as a member of the Second Council of The Association for Redound Reposal, Fujian (福建省誠信促進會第二屆理事會) in July 2012. Mr. Liu received the Management Talent Award* (領軍人物獎) in June 2011, Fujian.
- Business Building Haixi Outstanding Contribution Award* (福建閩商建設海西突出貢獻獎) and Fujian Donations of Non-public Ownership Economy Welfare Outstanding Contribution Award* (福建非公有制經濟人士捐贈公益事業突出貢獻獎) in June 2013. Mr. Liu was awarded as the Entrepreneur of the Year in Entrepreneur Conference of CYZONE* (創業邦年會年度創業人物) in November 2013. As the developer of “91 assistant” software first person, Mr. Liu received the Progress Prize Second Award in Fujian Province Science and Technology* (福建省科學技術進步二等獎) in January 2014. Mr. Liu was awarded the Special Allowance Expert in State Council* (國務院特殊津貼專家) in January 2015, the Publishing Award for Outstanding People in Fujian Province* (福建省優秀出版人物獎) in September 2015, Excellent Leader in the Non-public Economy of Fujian Province* (福建省非公有制經濟優秀建設者) in May 2016 and the Economic Award of Chinese Businessman of 2016 (2016年度華人經濟人物) in December of the same year. Mr. Liu was honoured as Senior Engineer* (享受教授、研究員待遇高級工程師) with his outstanding technical achievements in May 2017. Mr. Liu is also a director of NetDragon Websoft (Hong Kong) Limited (“NetDragon (Hong Kong)”) and NetDragon Websoft Inc. (“NetDragon (BVI)”).