Ko Chun Shun Johnson
Independent Non-executive Director
Mr. Ko Chun Shun Johnson has been appointed as an independent non-executive Director of our Company. He also serves as chair of the Remuneration Committee is a member of the Audit Committee with effect from Listing.
Mr. Ko brings a diverse and highly successful career’s worth of experience to the Meitu Group. He has served on many prestigious boards, including executive director positions at Concord New Energy Group (HKEX: 0182) from 2006 to 2015, Sheng Yuan Holdings Limited (HKEX: 0851) from 2007 to June 4, 2009, Huayi Tencent Entertainment Company Limited (HKEX: 0419) from 2002 to 2008, Varitronix International Limited (HKEX: 0710) from 2005 to 2016, and ReOrient Group Limited (HKEX: 0376) from 2011 to 2016 .
In addition to this long list of experience, Mr. Ko currently maintains a number of active roles. He has served as an executive director at KuangChi Science Limited (HKEX: 0439) since 2014, Frontier Services Group Limited (HKEX: 0500) since 1999, and continued to the ReOrient Group as a non-executive director since 2016 .
Independent Non-executive Director
Mr. Zhou Hao has been appointed as an independent non-executive Director of Meitu, serves as chair of the Audit Committee, and is member of the Nomination Committee with effect from Listing.
Mr. Zhou brings superb professional accounting and related financial management expertise to Meitu. As required by Rule 3.10(2) of the Listing Rules, his experience listed below:
• Financial Manager at General Electric (China) Co., Ltd. in January 2007
• Vice President of Finance and Chief Financial Officer at Wuxi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc., (NYSE: WX) from May 2009 to September 2010
• Chief Financial Officer at CITIC Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, a pharmaceutical service provider that supplies medicine and related consumables to hospitals, beginning in September, 2010.
• Chief Financial Officer of 58.com Inc., (NYSE: WUBA), a company that operates online an marketplace serving local merchants and consumers in China since May, 2011.
Mr. Zhou received his bachelor’s degree from Shanghai International Studies University in July 1998.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Professor Zhang is a giant in the worlds of both academia and business and has been involved in groundbreaking technologies for a number of years. He is a Professor of Physics at Stanford University, a Fellow of the American National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and a Foreign Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Professor Zhang has held important academic and non-academic research positions over the course of his career. Between 1987 and 1989 he served as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Kavli Institute of Theoretical Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He was a Senior Fellow at the IBM Almaden Research Center between 1989 and 1993, when he joined the Department of Physics at Stanford University. Professor Zhang’s main area of research has been condensed matter physics with a focus on topological insulators. He has contributed a large number of cutting edge innovations in the research direction of high-temperature superconductivity, the Quantum Hall Effect, spintronics, strong associated electronic systems, and others.
Over the course of his magnanimous career, Professor Zhang has received a large number of prestigious awards and recognitions for his contributions to science. For his groundbreaking research on Quantum Spin Hall effect and Topological Insulators, Professor Zhang won the Europhysics Prize in 2010, the Oliver Buckley Prize by the American Physical Society in 2012, the Dirac Medal by the International Centre for Theoretical Physics under the auspices of UNESCO in 2012, and the Physics Frontier Prize in 2013 (sharing a stage with the late world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking). In 2015, Professor Zhang was awarded the Benjamin Franklin Medal (one of the word’s most renowned scientific prizes), the historical recipients of which include Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, Stephen Hawking, Yang Zhenning, 116 Nobel laureates, and renowned inventors Thomas Edison (inventor of the electric light), Nikola Tesla (inventor of the AC Grid), Alexander Graham Bell (inventor of the telephone) and Orville Wright (inventor of the aircraft).
In addition to his academic pursuits, Professor Zhang has branched into a business career as a investor in high tech ventures and has strived to promote scientific and technological exchanges between China and the United States of America. He was an angel investor in Stanford University’s startup company VMWare, a cloud computing industry leader that once reached a market capitalization of US $48 billion. In 2013 he founded DHVC (Danhua Capital) and became its founding chair, investing primarily in innovative companies that originated from the Stanford University / Silicon Valley region with investment focus in areas including artificial intelligence, big data, augmented/virtual reality, gene therapy other disrupting technologies.
Recently, Professor Zhang has served as a keynote speaker in many conferences and summits on Blockchain Technology, including the ‘Blockchain Technology Evolution in US and China Summit’ organized by Blockchain Connect Conference in San Francisco on January 26, 2018.
Professor Zhang received a bachelor's degree from the Free University of Berlin in Germany in 1983 and a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Stony Brook in 1987 .