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Vobile Group Ltd (3738.HK)

3738.HK on Hong Kong Stock

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16 Oct 2018
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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Yangbin Wang

49 2017 Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Vernon Altman

72 2018 Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board

Michael Witte

58 2017 Executive Director and Executive Vice President of Business Development and Sales

Timothy Erwin

49 2015 Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Relations

Benjamin Smith

42 2014 Senior Vice President of Business Development

Sai Hong Ho

31 2016 Financial Controller, Company Secretary

J. David Wargo

64 2017 Non-Executive Director

Wai Kwan Wong

50 2017 Non-Executive Director

King Man Chan

38 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

James Alan Chiddix

72 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Charles Eesley

38 2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Yangbin Wang

Mr. Yangbin Bernard Wang is Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer of the company. He is an executive Director, the chairman of our Board and our chief executive officer. He was appointed as a Director on July 28, 2016 and re-designated as an executive Director and appointed as the chairman of our Board on June 21, 2017. He is also the chairman of our Nomination Committee and a member of our Remuneration Committee. He is also a director of each of LRC, Vobile Canada, Vobile Hong Kong, Vobile Japan and Vobile US, and the chief executive officer of Vobile LLC. Being the founder of our Group, Mr. Wang joined our Group as the chief executive officer on May 20, 2005 when our first subsidiary Vobile US was established. He has been leading our Group for over 12 years, and has been responsible for corporate vision, product strategy, business development and operations of our Group since its founding. From August 2010 to July 2017, Mr. Wang was a director of Vobile Singapore. Mr. Wang has also been a director of VideoMobile since July 2005, and was its chief executive officer from July 2005 to January 2017. Mr. Wang obtained a Master of Science from the University of Florida, Gainesville, United States in August 1993. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, the PRC in July 1991.

Vernon Altman

Mr. Vernon Edward Altman is re-designated as Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board of the company. He is also a member of our remuneration committee and a member of our nomination committee. Mr. Altman has over 40 years of experience in providing consulting and advisory services. Mr. Altman joined Bain & Company, Inc. (‘‘Bain’’) in June 1973 at its founding, and retired from Bain in June 2018. Mr. Altman has been a director of Abaxis, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABAX) since April 2011 and its lead independent director since April 2014. Mr. Altman graduated with a Master of Science in Management, a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States in June 1973. Save as disclosed above, Mr. Altman does not, at present, nor did he in the past three years, hold any other directorships in any other public companies the securities of which are listed in Hong Kong or overseas.

Michael Witte

Mr. Michael Paul Witte is Executive Director and Executive Vice President of Business Development and Sales of the company since June 21, 2017. He joined our Group on January 14, 2008 as our Executive Vice President of Business Development and Sales and is responsible for overseeing all sales and customer success of our content protection products in the US and other related business development activities, including sourcing new clients and managing and growing our existing client relationships, performing after-sales services and providing ongoing support to our customers, and manages our sales team in Silicon Valley. Mr. Witte has over nine years of experience in the SaaS business since joining our Group. Mr. Witte obtained a Bachelor of Arts majoring in English from the University of California in Santa Barbara, California, US in March 1982.

Timothy Erwin

Mr. Timothy John Erwin is Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Relations of the company. He joined our Group on February 1, 2015 as Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Relations and is responsible for overseeing sales, operations and business development activities of our PPT business. Mr. Erwin has over 20 years of experience in sales and operations for media measurement for the entertainment and media industries. From July 1991 to February 2015, he worked at Rentrak, where his last position was Senior Vice President of Sales and Customer Relations.

Benjamin Smith

Mr. Benjamin Russell Smith is Senior Vice President of Business Development of the company. He joined our Group on February 1, 2014 as Senior Vice President of Business Development and is responsible for overseeing our ReClaim product sales and other related business development activities. From April 2012 to January 2014, Mr. Smith was the chief executive officer at Blayze. From September 2003 to October 2009 he served as Strategic Partner Development Senior Associate at Google Inc., where he acquired experience in business development. Mr. Smith graduated with a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Legal Studies from Beloit College in Beloit, Wisconsin, United States in December 1997.

Sai Hong Ho

Mr. Ho Sai Hong Vincent is Financial Controller, Company Secretary of the company since November 26, 2016. He is responsible for overseeing overall accounting and financial reporting functions. He has also been the secretary of our Company since January 1, 2017. Mr. Ho has around eight years of experience in the auditing and accounting fields. From September 2015 to November 2016, Mr. Ho worked at Convoy Asset Management Limited and his last position was Fund Accounting Manager in the High Net Worth and Strategic Investment Department. From September 2008 to September 2015, Mr. Ho worked at the Assurance Department of Ernst & Young where he last served as Manager. Mr. Ho has been a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants since February 2012. He graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics and Accounting from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong in May 2008.

J. David Wargo

Mr. J. David Wargo is Non-Executive Director of the company. He was appointed as a Director on January 1, 2017 and re-designated as a non-executive Director on June 21, 2017. He is also a member of our Audit Committee. In 1993, Mr. Wargo founded Wargo & Company, Inc., where he currently serves as President. From April 2014 to January 2017, Mr. Wargo was a director and the chairman of the audit committee of VideoMobile, where he acquired experience in the SaaS business through his capacity as a director. Mr. Wargo has over 15 years of experience in the telecommunications, media, and technology industries. Since March 2015, Mr. Wargo has been a director of Liberty Broadband Corporation (NASDAQ: LBRDA). Since August 2014, Mr. Wargo has been a director of Liberty TripAdvisor Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: LTRPA). Since September 2008, he has been a director of Discovery Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: DISCA). Since June 2005, Mr. Wargo has been a director of Liberty Global plc (NASDAQ: LBTYK). From May 2005 to September 2008, he served as a director of Discovery Holding Company. From August 2002 to June 2007, Mr. Wargo served as a director of OpenTV Corp.. Since 2001, he has been a director of Strayer Education, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRA). Mr. Wargo graduated with a Master in Management majoring in management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States in 1978, and a Master in Engineering majoring in nuclear engineering in 1976. He has also obtained a Bachelor of Science majoring in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States in 1976.

Wai Kwan Wong

Mr. Wong Wai Kwan is Non-Executive Director of the company since June 21, 2017. He is also a member of our Audit Committee. Since August 2016, Mr. Wong has been the chief financial officer of ThinkTank Learning Holding Company. From July 2016 to June 2017, Mr. Wong was a consultant of VideoMobile. From December 2011 to June 2016, Mr. Wong served as the General Manager of the Financial Audit Department and the Managing Director of the Internal Audit Department of Shanghai Fosun High Technology (Group) Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fosun International Limited (Stock Code: 00656). From January 1997 to March 2000, Mr. Wong served in Ernst & Young’s Shanghai office as Manager in its Assurance Department. From August 1992 to December 1996, Mr. Wong was employed by Ernst & Young’s Hong Kong office and his last position was Senior Accountant in its Assurance Department. Mr. Wong has over 25 years of experience in finance, accounting, and financial management. Since May 2017, Mr. Wong has been an independent non-executive director of Starlight Culture Entertainment Group Limited (formerly known as Jimei International Entertainment Group Limited) (Stock Code: 01159). Since July 2015, Mr. Wong has been an independent non-executive director of Vision Fame International Holding Limited (Stock Code: 01315). From September 2013 to November 2014, he was an independent non-executive director of Karce International Holdings Company Limited (which changed its name to Sinogreen Energy International Group Limited in December 2013 and to Jimei International Entertainment Group Limited in December 2014 and is now known as Starlight Culture Entertainment Group Limited since August 2017) (Stock Code: 01159). From June 2010 to October 2013, he was an independent non-executive director of Shougang Concord Technology Holdings Limited (now known as HNA Holding Group Co. Limited) (Stock Code: 00521).

King Man Chan

Mr. Chan King Man Kevin is Non-Executive Independent Director of the company since December 8, 2017. He is also the chairman of our Audit Committee, a member of our Remuneration Committee and a member of our Nomination Committee. Since April 2008, Mr. Chan has worked for Grant Thornton China, where he currently serves as partner and where he is a member of the Grant Thornton China Advisory Steering Committee and is also responsible for leading a transaction advisory team. From July 2007 to April 2008, Mr. Chan was a Manager in the Corporate Finance (Transaction Services) department at Grant Thornton Services LLP. Mr. Chan obtained a Bachelor of Science in Economics and Accounting with a Language from the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom in June 2001. Mr. Chan has been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland since December 2005. He has been a China Chapter Board member with the Association for Corporate Growth since January 2016.

James Alan Chiddix

Mr. James Alan Chiddix is Non-Executive Independent Director of the company since December 8, 2017. He is also the chairman of our Remuneration Committee, a member of our Audit Committee and a member of our Nomination Committee. Mr. Chiddix has over 12 years of experience in the telecommunications, media, and technology industries through various positions and offices held. Since 2009, Mr. Chiddix has been a director of ARRIS International plc (NASDAQ: ARRS). From July 2008 to May 2013, Mr. Chiddix was an independent director of Virgin Media Inc., a provider of broadband internet, television, mobile telephony, and fixed line telephony services that offer a variety of entertainment and communications services to residential and commercial customers throughout the United Kingdom. From November 2007 to November 2011, Mr. Chiddix was also a director of Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE: DY). From February 2009 to May 2010, Mr. Chiddix was a non-executive director of Shougang Concord Technology Holdings Limited (now known as HNA Holding Group Co. Limited) (Stock Code: 00521). From April 2007 to November 2013, Mr. Chiddix was a director of Symmetricom, Inc. From March 2004 to November 2009, Mr. Chiddix was a director of OpenTV Corp, a provider of advanced digital television solutions dedicated to creating and delivering viewing experiences to customers of digital content worldwide, during which time he also served as its executive chairman and chief executive officer from May 2004 to March 2007, and as its vice chairman from May 2007 to November 2009.

Charles Eesley

Mr. Charles Eric Eesley is Non-Executive Independent Director of the company since December 8, 2017. He is also a member of our Audit Committee, a member of our Remuneration Committee and a member of our Nomination Committee. Mr. Eesley has around eight years of experience in education and research focusing on technology and entrepreneurship. Since 2009, Mr. Eesley has worked at Stanford University, and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Management Science and Engineering and is David T. Morgenthaler Faculty Fellow in the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. As part of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program, he conducts research on technology entrepreneurship, specifically the impact of institutions and university environment on high growth technology entrepreneurship. In September 2015, he was selected as a Schulze Distinguished Professor under the Schulze Distinguished Professorship Program by the Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation. Mr. Eesley obtained a Doctor of Philosophy in Management from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States in June 2009 and a Bachelor of Science from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, United States in May 2002.