Founder, Co-Chairperson and interim Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Sheng Chen, also known as Josh Sheng Chen, is one of our co-founders. He has served as the co-chairperson of our Board since January 2024 and as interim CEO since April 2024. Mr. Chen served as the executive chairperson of the board from the company's inception until January 2024. Mr. Chen has been instrumental to the development and success of our business. Mr. Chen provides vision, overall management, and strategic decision-making relating to marketing, investment planning, and corporate development. Mr. Chen has more than 20 years’ experience in the internet infrastructure industry in China and started his entrepreneur career in 1990 when he was a sophomore at Tsinghua University. Mr. Chen founded our business in May 1996 and started the first carrier-neutral data center in China in July 1999. Mr. Chen currently also serves as a director of Cloud Tech Services Limited and Yipu Chain Network (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd. Mr. Chen received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University in 1991. Mr. Chen is a member of the Tsinghua Entrepreneur and Executive Club and a managing director of the Internet Society of China.

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Qiyu Wang has served as our chief financial officer since July 2023. He served as our vice president of finance since April 2022. Prior to joining us, Mr. Wang had over 20 years’ experience in the Chinese telecommunications industry, in charge of business operations, financial management and capital operations. From 2016 to 2021, Mr. Wang served as a vice president of China Telecom Global Limited, overseeing strategic business development and mergers and acquisitions. From 2010 to 2016, he served as the chief financial officer of China Communications Services International Limited. Prior to that, he served as the finance manager at the headquarters of China Telecommunications Corporation Limited. Mr. Wang received his EMBA from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.  

Rotating President and General Manager of the IDC Strategic Business Group

Mr. Gavin Chenggang Shen joined VNET in January 2017 and currently serves as our rotating president and general manager of the IDC Strategic Business Group. Mr. Shen has nearly 20 years of business operations management experience in IT strategic planning, cloud computing, and data centers. Prior to joining us, Mr. Shen served as vice president of a large IDC service provider. In addition, he held  senior management positions at several renowned multinational companies, including Samsung Electronics, HP Inc., and Electronic Data Systems Corporation. Mr. Shen also has extensive technical and management experience in the finance, manufacturing, energy, and aviation industries. Mr. Shen received his bachelor’s degree in software engineering from Sichuan University,

Executive Vice President and General Manager of the AIDC Strategic Business Group

Mr. Ju Ma joined VNET in January 2021 and currently serves as the Executive Vice President of VNET Group and General Manager of the AIDC Strategic Business Group. Prior to joining VNET, Mr. Ju Ma served as the General Manager of Zhongshi Ruide from 2018 to 2020. Prior to that, he held various positions including Deputy Chief Engineer at China National Radio, Director of the Academy of Broadcasting Science at the State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT), Deputy Director of the Technology Department at SARFT, and Deputy Director of the Xinjiang Radio and Television Bureau. Mr. Ma holds a title of Professor-level Senior Engineer and a Master's degree from Tsinghua University. 

Executive Vice President

Mr. Yixiao Huang joined VNET in February 2021 and currently serves as our executive vice president. Prior to joining us, Mr. Huang had over 20 years of experience in China Mobile Communication Group Fujian Co. Ltd, during which he held various managerial positions, including general manager of the Ningde Branch and general manager of the market management and information technology departments, etc. Mr. Huang received his master’s degree in communication and electronic systems from the Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications and an EMBA from the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.

Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of Blue Cloud

Mr. Wen Teng joined VNET in May 2024 and currently serves as our senior vice president and chief executive officer of Blue Cloud. Prior to joining us, Mr. Teng was the president of Greater China at Veritas. From 2010 to 2021 he worked for Microsoft China, as vice president of Greater China and general manager of the public sector, leveraging over 30 years of technical expertise and deep understanding of both China and international markets to drive Microsoft’s business development among government, healthcare, education, and large state-owned enterprises. Before joining Microsoft, Mr. Teng worked for large information technology, software, and network infrastructure companies such as Sun Microsystem, Nortel Networks, Lucent, AT&T and SIEMENS. Mr. Teng received his master’s degree in telecommunications science from the University of Colorado.

Senior Vice President

Mr. Qi Yang joined VNET in May 2024 and currently serves as our senior vice president. Mr. Yang also serves as assistant chief executive officer and head of the Industrial Investment Management Division of Shandong Hi-Speed Holdings Group Limited ("SDHG"), chief executive officer of China Shandong Hi-Speed Capital (HK) Limited, and vice chairman of Shandong Hi-Speed (Shenzhen) Equity Investment Fund Management Limited. since May 2020. Prior to that, Mr. Yang worked for CCB International (Holdings) Limited, as an executive director of the Direct Investment Department of CCB International Asset Management Limited, being responsible for investments in equity and debt projects. He has extensive experience in corporate mergers and acquisitions, asset management and project investment. Mr. Yang received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Beijing Institute of Technology, a master's degree in telecommunications from University College London, a master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, and a master’s degree in financial mathematics from the University of Chicago.