BEIJING, June 10, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 21Vianet Group, Inc. (Nasdaq:VNET) ("21Vianet" or the "Company"), the largest carrier-neutral Internet data center services provider in China, today announced that its Board of Directors (the "Board") has appointed Dr. Eden Y. Woon as an Independent Director, effective immediately.
Dr. Eden Y. Woon is currently Vice-President for Institutional Advancement at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (HKUST), where he manages the international relations of HKUST with global enterprises, governments and other universities. He is also in charge of public relations, branding, alumni relations and development for the university. Prior to joining HKUST, Dr. Woon served as Managing Director of Li & Fung Group's China Corporate Office and China Managing Director of Toys "R" Us LiFung—the franchise of Toys "R" Us in China. From 2006 to 2007, Dr. Woon was a Vice-President of Starbucks Coffee China in Shanghai. From 1997 to 2006, Dr. Woon served as CEO of the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce, the oldest and largest business organization in Hong Kong. He was the Executive Director of the Washington State China Relations Council from 1994 to 1997. Dr. Woon received his BA degree from the University of Iowa and his MA, MS, and PhD degrees, all in Mathematics, from the University of Washington. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.
Mr. Josh Chen, Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, stated, "We are delighted to expand our Board with the appointment of Dr. Eden Y. Woon. The appointment of such a seasoned international business leader like Eden as an Independent Director brings additional expertise and insight to our Board and reflects our ongoing commitment to strengthen our corporate governance practice. We are confident that his vast wisdom, diverse perspectives and unique experience will be a great asset to the Board and the Company."
21Vianet Group, Inc. is the largest carrier-neutral internet data center services provider in China. 21Vianet provides hosting and related services, managed network services, cloud infrastructure services, and content delivery network services, improving the reliability, security and speed of its customers' internet infrastructure. Customers may locate their servers and networking equipment in 21Vianet's data centers and connect to China's internet backbone through 21Vianet's extensive fiber optic network. In addition, 21Vianet's proprietary smart routing technology enables customers' data to be delivered across the internet in a faster and more reliable manner. 21Vianet operates in 44 cities throughout China, servicing a diversified and loyal base of more than 2,000 customers that span numerous industries ranging from internet companies to government entities and blue-chip enterprises to small- to mid-sized enterprises.
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