Chief Executive Officer and Director
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. Zhang was named one of the 25 hottest business leaders in Asia by Fortune Magazine. He also led AsiaInfo through a successful privatization process from the NASDAQ market. Mr. Zhang joined AsiaInfo in 1999 and held various senior level positions before becoming President and CEO. Prior to AsiaInfo, Mr. Zhang worked for ten years in various IT companies in Silicon Valley, including Sun Microsystems and Hyperion Solutions. Mr. Zhang received his master's degree in computer science from Rice University, his dottore's degree in information science from the University of Pisa, and his bachelor's degree in science from Tsinghua University.
Co-CEO and President
Mr. Shiqi Wang has served as our Co-CEO and President since February 2018. Currently Mr. Wang serves as Vice President of TUS Digital Group, a subsidiary of TUS Holdings, and serves on the board of directors of Beijing CIC Technology Co., Ltd. (Ticker: 430109) and Guangzhou Tuwei Technology Co., Ltd. (Ticker: 833320). Mr. Wang has nearly 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry, working at various renowned international companies, including 11 years with Ericsson, focusing primarily on strategy development and execution, corporate management, and equity investments. Mr. Wang received a bachelor's degree from Tsinghua University and an MBA from Peking University-Vlerick MBA Programme (BiMBA).
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Sharon Xiao Liu has served as our Chief Financial Officer since January 2018. Previously, Ms. Liu served as the Company's vice president of finance, primarily responsible for finance-related matters in the Company's hosting and related services business. Ms. Liu joined 21Vianet in October 2010, and was previously responsible for pre- and post-IPO finance matters, investor relations, financial reporting, FP&A, and financial BP. Prior to joining 21Vianet, Ms. Liu was a manager at KPMG China in its audit division since 2003. Ms. Liu is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the state of North Dakota. Ms. Liu received a dual Bachelor's degree in economics and law from Peking University.
President of Microsoft Cloud Business Unit
Mr. Wing-Dar Ker has served as our president of Microsoft cloud business unit since October 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Ker was the general manager of Microsoft's Customer Service and Support for the Asia Pacific and Greater China Region. Mr. Ker started his career with Microsoft as the finance controller for the Greater China Region in August 1993, and held various managerial positions in Microsoft since then. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Ker was the manager and group head of the Business Systems Consulting group of Andersen Consulting (now known as Accenture). Mr. Ker started his career in New York City where he served at several private companies for more than five years before joining Accenture. Mr. Ker received his MBA degree from the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, and his bachelor's degree of economics from the National Taiwan University.
Mr. Feng Liu has served as our Vice President since August 2016. Currently, Mr. Liu oversees the operations in human resources, application development, IT, and key account departments. Since June 2017, Mr. Liu has been in charge of our Northern China Region in the areas of sales, solutions, cabinet services and delivery, operator resources, and network products. Meanwhile, Mr. Liu is also responsible for our operation support centers in areas of IT and technology development, network products and solutions, and customer service. Prior to joining 21Vianet, he served as Vice President of AsiaInfo, where he was in charge of sales, delivery, research and development, marketing, and international business. Mr. Liu has extensive experience in client management, research and development management, project delivery and international markets. Mr. Liu graduated from Tsinghua University with a bachelor's degree in engineering mechanics and holds an EMBA from Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management.
Vice President and General Manager of Eastern China Region
Mr. Chunfeng Cai has served as our Vice President and General Manager of Eastern China Region since January 2016. In July 2017, Mr. Cai also assumed the responsibilities of General Manager of Southern China Region. Prior to joining 21Vianet, Mr. Cai served as Vice President of ChinaCache and was in charge of its enterprise business department and its operations management center, where he led the team to achieve 500% business growth in three years’ time. Mr. Cai has extensive B2B management expertise and a decade-long experience in IDC and CDN industry. Mr. Cai received a master’s degree in mechanical and electrical engineering from Zhejiang University and a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Jilin University.