Professor Ming Huang
Professor Ming Huang is an independent member of our board of directors and a member of the audit committee and compensation committee of our board of directors. He was elected to our board in August 2008. Professor Huang also serves as an independent non-executive director of Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd., Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Ltd., Guosen Securities Co., Ltd., Tebon Securities Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Sound Machine Manufacturing Co., Ltd., and as a non-executive trustee of the Annuity Fund Management Board of China National Petroleum Corporation. Professor Huang has been a professor of finance at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University in the United States since July 2005. He also serves as the La Caixa Professor of Finance at China Europe International Business School. Previously, he held a series of faculty and administrative positions at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Graduate School of Business at Stanford University, and the Chicago Graduate School of Business. Professor Huang's academic research primarily focuses on behavioral finance, credit risk and derivatives. Professor Huang received his bachelor's degree in physics from Beijing University, his doctorate degree in theoretical physics from Cornell University and his doctorate degree in finance from Stanford University.