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Executive Directors

  • Dr. ZHANG Lijun (Chairman)

    Dr. ZHANG Lijun joined the Group in 2006 and is the Chairman of the Board. Dr. Zhang holds a Doctoral degree in Economics. He is a Senior Economist, a Research Fellow at Stanford University, and an advocate of “disruptive innovation”. He is the Chairman of Dubai CATV and Senior Partner of CICC Qianhai Weiyi Fund.

    Dr. Zhang is also the Chairman of China Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Development Council, the Vice Chairman of the Internet Society of China, the Vice President of the China Netcasting Services Association, the Vice Chairman of the Beijing Tianjin Hebei Entrepreneurs Union. During the period from 1998 to 2012, he served as the Chinese Representative of the APEC Business Advisory Council. He was the Honorary President of Beijing Internet Association and the Chairman of the board of the former CMGE Group, a company previously listed on NASDAQ.

    Dr. Zhang is widely recognised as an influential entrepreneur in China, as well as one of the pioneers and leaders in the China’s telecommunications and internet audio-visual industry. With his impressive innovative capabilities and industry leadership, he founded the first Chinese network video company listed on the Main Board of the Stock Exchange and the first mobile gaming company listed on NASDAQ. He is highly regarded as a strategic investor and entrepreneurial mentor, and has earned a reputation of being the “first person for the listing by way of introduction in China”. He created the fastest record for the privatisation of Chinese concept stock within 85 days. He has directly and indirectly invested in successful projects such as the former CMGE Group, LAiPIC, 36Kr, Baidu Literature, and NIO Inc. He was honored as one of the “Top 100 Outstanding Figures of China’s Economy in 2023”.

    Dr. Zhang is an acclaimed “Civil Diplomat”, and has extensive international political and business relations, as well as influence in the government, business, and academic sectors in the Asia-Pacific region. He has served as a visiting professor at the University of Sydney and Nankai University, a council member of the Association for Relations Across the Taiwan Straits, and an advisor to the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council. During his tenure as the Chinese representative to the APEC Business Advisory Council, he actively cooperated with the negotiations for China’s accession to the World Trade Organisation. He also participated in the initiation of the APEC Business Travel Card program and actively promoted China’s participation and implementation of the program, greatly facilitating business exchange in the Asia-Pacific region, and earning him the esteemed APEC Ten-Year Contribution Award.

  • Mr. PENG Xitao

    Mr. PENG Xitao was appointed as an executive director and the Chief Executive Officer of the Company on 1 January 2021. He is responsible for daily operation, management and planning of the Group. Prior to that, he was appointed as the Joint Chief Operations Officer of the Company in 2018. Mr. Peng holds a Master degree of Computer Application from Nankai University and has more than 21 years of experience in the internet and related industries. He worked at the Internet and E-commerce Department of China Unicom as an engineer, engaging in the maintenance and construction work of internet network. In 2012, he founded Yicai Yangguang (溢彩陽光) as the Chief Executive Officer, and Lottery 365 under his leadership quickly emerged as the number one mobile customers product in terms of the number of users and market share in the mobile internet lottery sector in China. With its outstanding product features, Lottery 365 had received many prestigious awards for its product innovation and branding in the industry. In 2015, Mr. Peng founded Crazy Sports and served as the Chief Executive Officer. He pioneered the paid lottery information service platform — Crazy Red Insights which focus on providing lottery users with professional analyses and information services relating to football and basketball games, and such platform has quickly become a leader in the industry.

Independent non-executive Directors

  • Mr. ZANG Dongli

    Mr. ZANG Dongli was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company on 1 January 2021. He has about 40 years of experience in cultural and sport industries. He has been engaging in the development, advertising and fund-raising activities of national large-scale projects. He was responsible for the advertising, marketing and financing work of various large-scale projects, including the 11th Asian Games, the 7th National Games of the PRC, the 3rd Far East and South Pacific Games for the Disabled, the 21st Universiade and the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing respectively. From 2007 to 2009, he served as the Head of the Market Development Department of Beijing International Media Center to provide services to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, during which he was responsible for raising funds for the establishment of the Media Center and facilitated the cooperation with dozens of famous brands and enterprises in respect of fund raising and in-kind contributions. Thereafter, Mr. Zang worked as a Project Director of the Business Department of National Stadium Co., Ltd., responsible for the development of large-scale events and project fundraising for the National Stadium (Bird’s Nest) until his retirement in early 2020.

  • Mr. ZHOU Jingping

    Mr. ZHOU Jingping was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company on 1 January 2021. He is currently a Managing Director of HeYi Group (和易集團) and a consultant of King & Wood Mallesons. Before his career in business, Mr. Zhou worked as a police officer for 35 years and was recognised as a National Outstanding Police Officer and won the Outstanding Central State Organization Youth Award. He used to serve as the Director of the Economic Crime Investigation Division of the Ministry of Public Security, Director of Political Department of Ministry of Public Security of Chongqing, and the Deputy District Head and Police Chief of the Public Security Bureau of the People’s Government of Fuling District, Chongqing. He always focuses on the development of sports. During his tenure in Chongqing, he successfully organised various large-scale sports and culture events and exhibitions to promote the exchange of sports culture in China. Mr. Zhou holds a Master degree of Project Management from Yunnan University of Finance and Economics.

  • Ms. LIU Haoming

    Ms. LIU Haoming was appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company on 1 January 2022. She has more than 10 years of work experience in the fields of accounting, auditing and financing. She started her career with a leading national accounting, tax and business consulting firm in Canada in January 2013 and currently serves as an Assurance Manager. Ms. Liu is a Chartered Professional Accountant in Canada, and she holds an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree (major in Accounting) from Laurentian University, Canada.

Senior Management

  • Mr. LI Zhenyu

    Mr. LI Zhenyu joined the Group in 2016, and was appointed as the Chief Risk Management Officer of the Company in February 2019. He is responsible for the Group’s risk management, internal audits, legal affairs, and investment risk management. He has worked in the investment, risk management and other related fields for over 24 years, and has accumulated vast risk management experience. Prior to joining the Group, he had been Risk Management Vice President of Zhongying Commercial Factoring Co., Ltd. (中盈商業保理有限公司), and Risk Management Director at GOME Financial Holdings Investment Co., Ltd. (國美金控投資有限公司), Simsen International Corporation Limited (天行國際有限公司), Zhongji Investment Holding Group Co., Ltd. (中際投資控股集 團有限公司) and other organisations. Mr. Li holds an Economics Bachelor degree from the College of Economics and Management of Northeast Forestry University, majoring in Accounts.

  • Mr. CHAN Lap Chun Jason

    Mr. CHAN Lap Chun Jason is the Financial Controller and Company Secretary of the Company. He joined the Group in 2020. He holds a Bachelor degree of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance and a Master degree of Corporate Governance from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is a Certified Public Accountant of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a Chartered Accountant of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales. Mr. Chan is also an associate member of both The Hong Kong Chartered Governance Institute and The Chartered Governance Institute in the United Kingdom. He has more than 11 years of experience in auditing, accounting, corporate governance and compliance issues in listed companies in Hong Kong. Before joining the Group, he acted as an audit manager in an international audit firm.

  • Mr. WEI Guilei

    Mr. WEI Guilei joined the Group in 2018, and was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer of the Company in January 2023. He has over 17 years of experience in publishing, operation and management of games and Internet application products in China. Mr. Wei founded Jiuyi Gaming (九藝游戲), a leisure game platform in China, in May 2008, which was later acquired by Microbeam (微屏軟件科技(上海)有限公司) (i.e. people78.cn (人民棋牌) under People’s Daily Online). In 2012, he served as the director of the mobile business department of Yicai Yangguang (溢彩陽光), responsible for the promotion and operation of Lottery 365. Mr. Wei is also the co-producer of the Group’s popular sports games including “Ace Soccer”, “Dream Soccer” and “Soccer Manager”. Mr. Wei holds a Master degree of Management from Renmin University of China.

  • Mr. SUN Yongjun

    Mr. SUN Yongjun joined the Group in 2018, and was appointed as the Chief Marketing Officer of the Company in January 2023. Mr. Sun worked for the media belongs to Tencent and People’s Daily as a reporter and head of the sports commerce department. He has accumulated more than 16 years of experience in the field of marketing, media communication and sports business management. He participated in reporting, marketing and commercialized development of many global sports events such as the Beijing Summer Olympics, the South Africa World Cup, the London Summer Olympics and the Guangzhou Asian Games as a senior sportsman. In 2016, Mr. Sun co-founded Beijing Crazy Sports Management Company Limited, explored a new model of paid sports lottery information as the team leader and successfully developed Crazy Red Insights as the industry leader. Mr. Sun holds a Bachelor degree of Economics from Xi’an University of Finance and Economics.