VNET Group has been deeply engaged in the data center services for more than 20 years, operating more than 50 data centers in more than 30 cities across China, with more than 87,300 cabinets, network port capacity of 4T +, and 1T + high-speed cloud connect, becoming a new engine for clients' digital transformation. Meanwhile, VNET Group is actively promoting a batch of hyper-scale, standardized and green high-capacity data centers in the market, in order to meet the rapid expansion demand of domestic and overseas corporate users.
Nowadays, VNET Group has established large-scale data center clusters in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region, Yangtze River Delta region, Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and other regions, forming a stable, huge and fully connected digital core base, which not only meets the business deployment of enterprises in Tier 1 cities, but also facilitates the smooth data transition from Tier 1 cities to edge cities. Relying on abundant resources, great capital strength, strong technological innovation ability, efficient delivery ability and excellent operation ability, VNET Group has become a high-quality partner of customized data centers for leading Internet companies, and laid a solid foundation for their business development.
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Josh Chen graduated from the Department of Electrical Engineering, Tsinghua University in 1991. Since 1991, he has focused on the field of Internet infrastructure and new generation of information technology, and become a well-known leader in technology architecture design and product innovation in the industry. He was awarded the “Top 10 Leaders in the Integration of Industrialization and Informatization in China” by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Now Josh Chen is the Founder & Executive Chairman of VNET Group, which is a leading carrier-neutral data center service provider in China and a Nasdaq-listed company (NASDAQ: VNET). He also serves as Managing Director of the Internet Society of China, Director of China Info100, Vice Chairman of China Energy Internet Alliance (CEIA), Vice Chairman of Institute of Internet Industry, Tsinghua University, and Vice Chairman of Energy Internet Research Institute, Tsinghua University. Josh Chen uses the pseudonym of Yuandao in the field of blockchain. At present, he serves as the Chairman of Alliance of Blockchain Industry, Z-park; a member of the Technical Committee of Shanghai Blockchain Engineering Technology Research Center, which was established by Fudan University; Vice Chairman of Academic Committee of Blockchain Joint Laboratory of Central University of Finance and Economics. Josh Chen (pseudonym: Yuan Dao) is a famous founder of Token thought and an opinion leader in China's blockchain industry.
Mr. Jeff Dong currently serves as the Rotating CEO of VNET Group，and has served as president of the Company and chief executive officer of VNET Capital since June 2022. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Dong served as the head of the real assets investment department of Taiping Capital Asset Management, a subsidiary of China Taiping Insurance Group, from June 2020 to June 2022. Mr. Dong has extensive experience in real assets investment in infrastructure, TMT and new energy sectors. Mr. Dong's related experience spans more than 15 years, including over a decade serving in various roles at China Investment Corporation, a sovereign wealth fund of China. Mr. Dong received his Ph.D. from Manchester Business School.
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.
Mr. Tim Chen has served as our chief strategy officer since July 2023. He served as our chief financial officer from May 2021 to July 2023 and chief strategy officer from August 2020 to April 2021. Prior to joining us, Mr. Chen served as chief financial officer of Asia Maritime Pacific (Hong Kong) Limited over a decade from 2009 and has 14-year experience in prominent investment banking and private equity firms, including two years at Affinity Equity Partners, eight years at Morgan Stanley and four years at J.P. Morgan from 1996 to 2009. Mr. Chen received a bachelor of science degree in industrial engineering and operations research from Columbia University in New York.
At present, Alvin Wang is the member of VNET Group rotating CEO and Wholesale Business Group CEO. He served as CEO and President of VNET Group from February 2018 to December 2020. Prior to that, Alvin Wang served as Vice President of Tus-Digital Group, which is affiliated to TusHoldings. He also served as a director of Beijing CIC Technology Co., Ltd. and Guangdong TUS-TuWei Technology Co., Ltd. Alvin Wang has nearly 20 years of work experience in the telecommunications industry. He worked for a number of well-known multinational companies (such as Ericsson, where he worked for 11 years), and mainly engaged in corporate strategic planning and implementation, product management and equity investment. Alvin Wang earned a bachelor's degree in engineering from Tsinghua University, a master's degree in engineering from Wuhan Research Institute of Posts and Telecommunications (WRI), and an MBA degree from the Vlerick MBA program of Peking University.
With 25+ years of experience in the field of information technology, now Liu Qihang is the CEO of VNET Blue Cloud. Liu Qihang has a profound technical background. In his early years, he was engaged in research on computational models for high-energy physics and data center management when working for the Chinese Academy of Sciences, participated in the construction of high-energy heavy ion physics database when working for Brookhaven National Laboratory of the United States, and engaged in the scientific research software and commercial software development in Japan, the United States and other countries for many years. After returning to China, he joined Sony China to take charge of Sony's new business strategy and planning in China, and joined Microsoft China in 2005. During his nine years at Microsoft, he was in charge of Microsoft's global key account management and sales. Before joining VNET Group, he worked as a senior manager and innovator in various fields, including Lenovo IT services, GM of HP Enterprise Software in China, as well as investment and M&A of start-ups. He has gained rich management experience in multi-cultural and multi-background environment.