Board of Directors
Mr. Ning Shan serves as our chairman of the board since May 2021. Mr. Shan brings more than 30 years of experience in Telecommunications and Engineering industries. He has held senior management positions in various entities, including Beijing Design Institute of Ministry of Post and Telecommunication, Design Institute of CMCC Group, and Datang Telecom Technology Industry Group. Before joining UTStarcom, he served as Vice Chairman of Hangzhou Yi Yi Tai Di Information Technology Co., Ltd. Mr. Shan received a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications Engineering from Changchun College of Telecommunication (Jilin University) in 1984. He received an MBA degree in Information Communication Management from Norwegian BI and Fudan University in 2004 and received an EMBA degree from HEC Paris in 2007.
Mr. Hua Li joined the Company as the Chief Executive Officer on 16th June, 2021, and assumed the role of a Director of the Board of Directors on January 1, 2022. Mr. Li brings nearly eight years of business and management experience. He previously served as the General Manager of Hangzhou Yi Yi Tai Di Information Technology Co., Ltd. Prior to that, Mr. Li served as the Deputy General Manager of Jiangsu Tongding Broadband Co., Ltd. Before that, he served as Beijing office director of Jiangsu Tongding Optoelectronic Co., Ltd. He was awarded the senior engineer qualification by Zhejiang Software Industry Association in 2021. Mr. Li obtained his undergraduate diploma from Nanjing University of Technology in 2021.
Mr. Sean Shao serves as an independent director and chairman of the audit committee of UTStarcom Holdings Corp. since October 2012 and the chairman of the compensation committee of UTStarcom Holdings Corp. since September 2019. He also serves as an independent director and chairman of the audit committee of 21Vianet Group, Inc. since August 2015. Mr. Shao took the role of chief financial officer and a board member of Trina Solar Limited from 2006 to 2008 and from 2015 to 2017, respectively. Mr. Shao was an independent director and chairman of the audit committee of Luckin Coffee Inc. from May 2019 until July 2020 and was re-appointed as an independent director of Luckin Coffee Inc. in September 2020. He was also the chairman of a special committee of the board which investigated accounting improprieties at Luckin Coffee Inc during 2020. In addition, Mr. Shao served as chief financial officer of ChinaEdu Corporation and Watchdata Technologies Ltd from 2004 to 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Shao worked at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA Ltd. for approximately a decade. Mr. Shao received his master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1988 and his bachelor’s degree in arts from East China Normal University in 1982. Mr. Shao is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Dr. Jintong Lin serves as an independent director and chairman of the nominating & corporate governance committee of UTStarcom Holdings Corp. since September 2019. He also serves as an independent director of Tongding Interconnection Information Co., Ltd. since 2017 and Huacan Opto-electronic Co., Ltd. since 2020. Dr. Lin is currently a consulting professor at Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT). From 1993 through 2011, he served in a variety of positions at BUPT, including Professor, Vice-President and President. From 1990 to 1993, Dr. Lin was a researcher at King's College London. Before that, he was a visiting scholar and doctoral student at University of Southampton. Dr. Lin earned a bachelor degree in Physics from Peking University in 1969, a master degree in Optical Communication from BUPT in 1981 as well as a doctorate degree in Optoelectronics from University of Southampton in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Hao Zheng serves as the director since November 2021. Mr. Zheng has acquired a Master Degree in Project Management and Double Bachelor Degree in Business Administration & Polymer Materials and Engineering from Beijing Institute of Technology. Since November 2020, he has been the head of the asset management department of Beijing E-town International Investment Development Co., Ltd. (“BEIID”), in addition to his role as the head of BEIID’s general office since April 2019. Before that, he took various positions at the management committee of Beijing Economic-Technological Development Area.