Chief Executive Officer and Director
Mr. Zhengming Pan has served as 500.com’s President since May 2015. Mr. Pan previously served as President from August 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Pan served as 500.com’s Chief Financial Officer from April 2011 to August 2014. Mr. Pan served as a vice president at Deutsche Bank AG, Hong Kong Branch from 2007 to April 2011 and an attorney at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP from 2003 to 2007. Mr. Pan received a Master of Law degree and a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia University Law School in 2001 and 2003, respectively, a Master of Law degree from the University of Edinburgh in 2000 and a bachelor’s degree in law from Fudan University in 1999.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Qiang Yuan has served in various positions within the Company since 2001. Mr. Yuan was a vice president in charge of financial matters for the Company from June 2014 to July 2016 and has served as a senior vice president since July 2016. Mr. Yuan received a bachelor’s degree in Financial Management from Zhongnan University of Finance and Economics in 1995.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Lei Zheng has served as 500.com’s chief operating officer since 2009. Mr. Zheng has 10 years of experience in the information technology industry. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Zheng worked at Shenzhen Youshou Digital Co., Ltd. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Zheng worked at Tencent Inc. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Zheng worked at Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Mr. Zheng received a bachelor’s degree from Wuhan University in 2001.
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Zhaofu Tian has served as 500.com’s chief technology officer since October 2012. Mr. Tian has over 10 years of experience in the information technology industry. From 2007 to 2009, Mr. Tian served as a director in Tencent Engineering. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Tian worked in UTStarcom Shenzhen R&D Center. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Tian worked in SONY Precise Devices (Huizhou) Co. LTD. Mr. Tian received a bachelor’s degree from Harbin Institute of Technology in 1997, a master degree from Harbin Institute of Technology in 2001, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2011.