Management Team

  • William Ding

    Executive Director, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Ding is the founder of NetEase, and has served as a director since its inception in July 1999 and as its chief executive officer since November 2005. Between 1999 to 2005, Mr. Ding served a number of roles within NetEase, including the chief architect, the acting chief executive officer, acting chief operating officer, and co-chief technology officer of NetEase. Mr. Ding currently serves on the board of directors of Youdao, Inc. (NYSE: DAO) since January 2015. Mr. Ding received a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Technology from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China.

  • Yong Li

    Executive Director and Vice President of Business Intelligence

    Mr. Li joined NetEase in April 2019 and served as a vice president of Kaola. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Li was a senior technical expert in Tencent Holdings Limited from July 2010 to April 2015. He then served as vice president at Vipshop Holdings Ltd. from April 2015 to June 2018. Mr. Li served as a general manager of operations at Hillhouse Capital in 2018. Mr. Li received a bachelor’s degree in information management in July 1999 and a master’s degree in statistics in January 2002 from Anhui University of Finance and Economics. He also received his doctoral degree in informatics from Nanjing University in September 2004. Mr. Li served as a post-doctoral researcher in computer science at Tsinghua University from September 2004 to September 2006.

  • Xing Zhang

    Vice President of Products

    Mr. Zhang joined our Company in January 2023. From July 2007 to September 2014, Mr. Zhang served a number of positions within NetEase, including product planner and product director. He then worked as a product director at Alibaba from March 2015 to May 2021, and as a product director at ByteDance from May 2021 to December 2022. Mr. Zhang received his bachelor’s degree in Information Engineering from Zhejiang University in June 2005 and his master’s degree in Design and Art from Zhejiang University in June 2007.

  • Yuan Wei

    Vice President of Copyrights

    Ms. Wei joined our Company in April 2021 and served positions including business assistant for CEO and copyright director. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Wei worked for the Diversity Alliance in the United States, Milan Records under Sony Music Entertainment, and was responsible for music and strategic cooperation at BIGO from August 2019 to April 2021. Ms. Wei received her bachelor’s degree in Law from China University of Political Science and Law in June 2017, and her master’s degree in Entertainment, Media, and Intellectual Property Law from the University of California, Los Angeles in May 2018.

  • Ju Lu

    Vice President of Finance

    Ms. Lu has served as our financial controller since joining in 2018. Previously, she served as the chief financial officer at UNIS-WDC Storage Co., Ltd. from May 2016 to February 2018. She was the finance controller at StormNet Information Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. from March 2011 to March 2016. Ms. Lu also worked at Ernst & Young Hua Ming LLP from September 2002 to December 2010 and left as a senior manager. Ms. Lu received her CICPA qualification from the Shanghai Institute of Certified Public Accountants and her AICPA qualification from the Missouri State Board of Accountancy in the U.S. She also obtained a legal professional qualification certificate from the Ministry of Justice of PRC in March 2019. She received her Bachelor of Economics degree in Accounting from Fudan University in July 2002.