Daqing Qi has served as our independent director since March 2014. Dr. Qi has served as a professor of accounting at the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) since July 2005. He served as associate dean of CKGSB from July 2005 to June 2013. He began teaching at CKGSB in 2002 and was the founding director of its executive MBA program. Prior to that, Dr. Qi was an associate professor at the School of Accountancy of the Chinese University of Hong Kong from 2000 to 2002 and assistant professor from 1996-2000. He served as a part-time instructor in the Department of Accounting at Michigan State University from 1992-1996. Dr. Qi also serves on the board of directors of Sohu.com Inc., Autonavi Holding Limited and Bona Film Group Limited, each listed on NASDAQ, and Honghua Group Limited and SinoMedia Holding Limited, both listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Dr. Qi received a bachelor’s degree in biophysics and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Fudan University in China, an MBA from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and a Ph.D. in accounting from the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management of Michigan State University.