Mr. Kao has been the Company’s independent director since 2017. Mr. Kao has more than sixteen years' industry experience with leading e-commerce and Internet companies in the US and China. Mr. Kao most recently served as the chief technology officer at Vipshop (NYSE: VIPS) from 2012 to 2016. Before joining Vipshop, Mr. Kao was the director of site operations and quality engineering at eBay Inc. ("eBay"). During his tenure at eBay, Mr. Kao focused on customer service enhancements, as well as online branding and organization growth strategies. Prior to that, he was the enterprise architect for Acellops which provides integrated data center and cloud service monitoring software solutions to enterprises and service providers. In 2007, he co-founded AdChina Ltd., a leading integrated Internet advertising platform in China, where he also served as the chief technology officer. Earlier in his career, he worked at eBay as a principle software engineer and software development manager for seven years. Mr. Kao received a bachelor's degree in computer science from Iowa State University.