Board of Directors

Executive Chairman
Mr. Josh Sheng Chen is the founder and chairman of 21Vianet Group, Inc. Since founding the company in 1999 as CEO through 2015, Josh Sheng Chen grew China’s first carrier-neutral data center to becoming the largest service provider of carrier-neutral data centers in China, operating over 80
Director and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Steve Zhang has served as the CEO of 21Vianet from October, 2015. Prior to joining 21Vianet, Mr. Zhang served as the President and CEO of AsiaInfo, China's largest provider of IT solutions and services in the telecommunications industry, for nine years from 2005 to 2014. In 2012, Mr.
Director
Mr. Yoshihisa Ueno has served as our director since October 2010. Our board of directors has determined that Mr. Ueno satisfies the independence standards under Rule 5605 of NASDAQ Stock Market Rules. Mr. Ueno is a serial entrepreneur & venture capitalist with operation & industrial expertise in
Director
Mr. Sean Shao currently serves as (i) independent director and chairman of the audit committee of: 21Vianet Group, Inc., a leading carrier-neutral internet data center services provider listed on NASDAQ since August 2015; Jumei International Holding Ltd., an e-commerce company listed on NYSE since
Director
Mr. Kenneth Chung-Hou Tai has served as our independent director since October 2012. Mr. Tai is a prominent figure in the Taiwanese technology sector with over 35 years of industry experience with leading technology and hardware companies in Taiwan and the United States. Mr.
Director
Mr. Erhfei Liu has served as our independent director since May 2015. From 1999 to 2012, Mr. Liu was Chairman of Merrill Lynch China initially and Country Executive of Bank of America Merrill Lynch after 2009. In addition to his various investment banking responsibilities, he was also in charge of
Director
Mr. Chen currently serves as the Chairman and President of TusCity Group and Senior Vice President of Tus-Holdings Co., Ltd. Prior to that, he served as the Chief Editor of the People Rule of Law Magazine and as the Deputy Secretary-General of the China Behavior Law Association from 2011 to 2014.
Director
Mr. Tao Zou is currently the Chief Executive Officer and an executive director of Kingsoft Corporation Limited ("Kingsoft"), a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code:3888) and the Chief Executive Officer and one of the directors of Seasun Holdings Limited, overseeing the
Dr. Yao Li has served as our independent director since May 2018. Dr. Li has over 23 years’ experience in finance and investment industry, and currently serves as the Chief Investment Officer of Asia for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group.