Board of Directors

Dr. Wayne Dai founded VeriSilicon in August 2001 and has served as the chairman of the board of directors, President and Chief Executive Officer since then. Prior to VeriSilicon, Dr. Dai was the Co-Chairman and Chief Technology Officer of Celestry Technologies, Inc., an EDA company, which was acquired by Cadence Design Systems in 2002. Prior to that, he was the founder, chairman of the board of directors, and Chief Executive Officer of Ultima Interconnect Technology, Inc., one of the predecessor companies to Celestry. Dr. Dai was the founding Chairman of the IEEE Multi-Chip Module Conference and the founding Chairman of IEEE Symposium on IC/Package Design Integration. He was an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems and an Associate Editor for IEEE Transactions on VLSI Systems. He has published over 100 papers in technical journals and conferences and received the NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award from the President of United States in 1990. Dr. Dai received his B.A. degree in Computer Science and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of California at Berkeley.

42 years old, Master of Economics, Xiaofei Chen is founder and chairman of Shanghai Xing Cheng Investment Management Co., Ltd. Xing Cheng Investment is an equity investment fund management company specializing in semiconductor industry investment. Mr. Chen Xiaofei also serves as director of Nanchang AMEC Equipment Co., Ltd. He has held senior management positions in various China bankers e.g. ZhongTai Securities, Hunan Finance Securities and Yangtze Securities, and has rich experience in securities industry.

WeiJin Dai has served as our Executive Vice President and General Manager of Intellectual Property Division, as well as Chief Strategy Officer since December 2015. WeiJin has more than 30 years of experience managing business and product development, including as President & CEO of Vivante Corporation before it merged with VeriSilicon. At Vivante, he oversaw the development of industry-leading GPU IP, VISION Processor IP, and Display IP products used in automotive, IoT platforms, entertainment systems and mobile devices. Vivante under WeiJin's leadership has grown to more than 50 customers, and has shipped over 300 million units. Before joining Vivante, WeiJin was Corporate Vice President at Cadence Design Systems’ leading Digital Implementation System Division for the Encounter product line, which was acquired along with the company WeiJin co-founded, Silicon Perspective Corporation. Silicon Perspective Corporation developed the industry-leading First Encounter virtual prototyping systems. Prior to Silicon Perspective, WeiJin managed product development at Quickturn Design Systems, a leader in emulation technology, and held engineering and management positions at Hewlett Packard and Lucent Bell Labs. WeiJin holds M.S. and B.S. Degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from the University of California, Berkeley.

Mr. Hongjia Gong is an angel investor with the highest profit rate from a single investment project in China. He ranked 15th on Forbes China Rich List in 2017 and was elected as China Angel Investor in 2017. Since 1994, Mr. Hongjia Gong has founded and invested in a number of enterprises, including Tecsun Radio (the top radio brand in China), Beijing WatchData System Company (now the top 10 smart card application developers in the world), Zhejiang Dekang Communications Technology Co., Ltd. (the first development of mobile phone instant billing system in China. After the merger of Dekang and AsiaxInfo, it became the first Chinese concept stock listed on Nasdaq), Hikvision (the leading enterprise in China's security video surveillance field), Funinhand Technologies (the only Asian company in the world was ranked by Forbes as seven "2004 electronic pioneers", and was selected as Fortune 2005 Cool Company), Hangzhou FunVio (currently China's largest 3G streaming media portal) and Fullhan Microelectronics Co., Ltd. (listed in 2017). In the past ten years, Mr. Hongjia Gong has focused on the industries of life and health, and has participated in many fast-growing star projects, such as Genetron Health, EdiGene, Human Longevity Company, etc. He participated in the investment of more than 30 domestic funds. With unique vision in the selection of fund managers, research and judgment, he has achieved a rich return from investment. Mr. Hongjia Gong graduated from the computer science department of Huazhong University of Science and Technology.

Wenqian (Emma) Shi has served as our Chief Financial Officer since July 2017. She was successively Financial Controller and Corporate Vice President since joining us in 2006. Before joining us, Ms. Shi was Finance Controller of Essentra PLC, a supplier of plastic and fibre products, from 2004 to 2006. Prior to that, Ms. Shi was a financial manager of Hewlett Packard Shanghai from 2001 to 2004. Ms Shi worked at Ernst & Young Huaming LLP, a registered public accounting firm, as an audit manager from 1998 to 2001. Ms. Shi received a bachelor’s degree in international accounting from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics. Ms Shi is a certified public accountant in the American state of Washington and is a member of the Chinese Institution of Certified Public Accountants.