Jihan Wu has served as the sole director of Bitdeer since January 2021. He co-founded BitMain Technologies Holding Company (“BitMain”) in 2013, and served as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BitMain from September 2018 to January 2021. Mr. Wu has been a director of Matrixport since 2019. Mr. Wu obtained dual bachelor’s degrees in both Economics and Psychology from Peking University in 2009.
Linghui Kong has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Bitdeer since January 2021. He served as the head of Application Software Department of BitMain Technologies Holding Company (“BitMain”) from April 2018 to December 2020. Prior to that, Mr. Kong served as a senior software architect of Tencent Technology Beijing Co., Ltd. from April 2011 to March 2018. Mr. Kong obtained a master’s degree in Telecommunication and Information System from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2008 and a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication Engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2005.
Jianchun Liu has served as the Chief Financial Officer of Bitdeer since January 2021, responsible for business operations. He has been a director of BitMain since January 2021. Prior to that, Mr. Liu served as the financial director of BitMain from 2016 to 2021. Mr. Liu obtained an MBA from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2017 and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Renmin University of China in 2000.
Xiaoni Meng has served as Vice President of BIT Mining Limited (NYSE: BTCM), a cryptocurrency enterprise publicly traded on New York Stock Exchange, since April 2021. She served as the head of mining cloud department of Bitdeer from January 2021 to March 2021. Prior to that, Ms. Meng led the operation of cloud mining business of BitMain from July 2018 to December 2020. Ms. Meng graduated from Xi’an University of Science and Technology in 2006.
Mr. Naphat Sirimongkolkasem has served as our independent director since March 2023. Prior to that, he served as Blue Safari Group Acquisition Corp.’s Chief Financial Officer and as a member of its board of directors from April 2021 to March 2023. Mr. Sirimongkolkasem is experienced in management, business development and capital market transactions, including M&A, fundraising, initial public offerings, and restructurings in Asia. Since 2021, Mr. Sirimongkolkasem has been the co-Founder of Collis Capital. Mr. Sirimongkolkasem is responsible for the operation activities of Collis Capital, overseeing the analysis and evaluation of opportunities. From 2017 to 2021, Mr. Sirimongkolkasem was Investment Director of Sapientia Capital Limited. From 2014 to 2017, Mr. Sirimongkolkasem was a consultant at Vision Skill Consulting limited, which specializes in strategy, management and engineering advisory in areas that cover infrastructure, transportation and hospitality. Mr. Sirimongkolkasem obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Durham University (United Kingdom) in 2012.
Sheldon Trainor-DeGirolamo has served as our independent director since March 2023. He also has served as the Non-Executive Director of Foxconn Interconnect Technology Ltd (6088.HK), a publicly traded company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, since May 2019. He has also served as the Director of Experiential Media Group and Linksys Holdings, Inc. since May 2021 and June 2021, respectively. From May 2012 to November 2020, he served as the Executive Director of Macau Legend Development Company Ltd., a publicly traded company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He also served as the Director of Athenex (NASDAQ: ATNX), a biopharmaceutical company publicly traded on Nasdaq, from June 2017 to May 2019. He is the Founder and Managing Director of PacBridge Capital Partners (HK) Limited, a principal investment firm based in Hong Kong, which he founded in 2009. Prior to establishing PacBridge, Mr. Trainor-DeGirolamo spent more than 20 years in the financial services industry, including with Credit Suisse Australia, Morgan Stanley Asia, and as the Head of Investment Banking for Asia, and as Vice Chairman of Merrill Lynch Asia. Mr. Trainor-DeGirolamo received a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia.
Guang Yang has served as our independent director since March 2023. He has 16 years of experiences in global wealth management, private equity, venture capital and investment banking. He is a co-founder of PSZC Asset Management, a leading multi-family office established 2015. During 2011-2015, Mr. Yang served as a partner for CGP Investment, one of the leading Asia based fund of funds. Prior to that, he served various financial advisory and investment roles at Macquarie Capital Group, China Renaissance, and CVC Capital from 2006 to 2010. Mr. Yang obtained his Bachelor’s Degree of Commerce and Bachelor’s Degree of Law from Melbourne University in 2006.