Xu (Alex) Yiran is one of the top 10 most influential person in China’s game industry with 25 years of very unique “east meets west” experiences in the field.
Alex is one of the first games developers in China where he started his career as an entrepreneur in Beijing and established the first indie game studio in China. Prior to Leyou Technologies Holdings Limited (Leyou Group), Alex was the President of Game Business for Qihoo360, CBO at Perfect World, Investment Director for Giant, Manager at EA, Game Director at RealNetworks China, and Manager at Sohu. He also served as a consultant professional at GLG for 20+ years.
Alex was instrumental in the execution of investment & acquisition deals such as: 17173.com, Runic Studio, Unknown Worlds, Cryptic Studios, SNK Japan, Digital Extremes, Splash Damage.
Leyou is the leading company focusing on free-to-play online multiplayer PC\Console games with 1200+ employees worldwide. Running and working on games like Warframe, Transformers, Civilization, Lord of the Rings etc.
Mr. Xu Yiran, aged 47, has been an executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since 30 June 2017. In addition, he was appointed as the chairman of the Board, the chairman of the nomination committee of the Company, a member of the remuneration committee of the Company and an authorised representative of the Company under the Listing Rules.
Mr. Xu graduated from Tsinghua University in the PRC with a Bachelor’s degree in Automation in 1996. He obtained a Master’s degree in Precision Instruments and Mechanology from Tsinghua University and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1999 and 2007 respectively.
Mr. Xu served as Game Director at Sohu Inc (NASDAQ: SOHU) from 2003 to 2005, Investment Director at Giant from 2008 to 2010. Mr. Xu served as Senior Vice President and Chief Business Officer at Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD) from 2010 to 2015 and president of game business at Qihoo 360 Technology Co., Ltd. from 2015 to 2017 respectively. He was a director of SNK Corporation (KOSDAQ Stock Code: 950180) from 1 September 2015 to 30 October 2019.