Management

Karl Kan Zhang

Chairman and Chief Architect

Mr. Karl Kan Zhang co-founded CooTek in 2008 and has served as its Chairman of the Board of Directors since March 2012 and Chief Architect since August 2008. Prior to founding CooTek, Mr. Zhang served as a research and development manager at Microsoft Advanced Technology Center from 2004 to 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Zhang served as a software engineer at Intel China Software Lab from 2002 to 2004. Mr. Zhang received his bachelor's degree in mechanical and electronic engineering from Shanghai University in 2002.

Susan Qiaoling Li

President and Director

Ms. Susan Qiaoling Li co-founded CooTek in 2008, and has served as its President since April 17, 2018 and director since October 2012. Ms. Li first served as the Company’s Chief Marketing Officer in 2008, and was then appointed as Head of Global Business Division in September 2015. Prior to founding CooTek, Ms. Li served as a program manager in Microsoft China Co., Ltd.'s Shanghai Branch from 2005 to 2008, where she gained extensive experience in developing software and managing key accounts. Prior to that, Ms. Li served as a software quality engineer at Intel (China) Co., Ltd from 2003 to 2005. Ms. Li received her bachelor's degree in automation from Tsinghua University in 2000 and her master's degree in computer engineering from North Carolina State University in 2003.

Michael Jialiang Wang

Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Michael Jialiang Wang co-founded CooTek in 2008 and has served as its Chief Executive Officer since August 2008 and director since March 2012. Prior to founding the Company, Mr. Wang served as a product manager at Microsoft R&D Group in China from 2005 to 2008. Mr. Wang received his bachelor's and master's degrees in electronic engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2002 and 2005, respectively.

Jim Jian Wang

Chief Technology Officer and Director

Mr. Jim Jian Wang co-founded CooTek in 2008 and has served as its Chief Technology Officer since August 2008 and director since July 2014. Prior to founding the Company, Mr. Wang served as a development team leader at NTT Data in Tokyo, Japan from 2007 to 2008, where he developed a web crawler program. Prior to that, Mr. Wang served as a project manager in Shanghai JT-Omron Software Co., Ltd from 2002 to 2007. Mr. Wang received his bachelor's degree in mechatronic engineering and automation from Shanghai University in 2002.

Teng Ren

Chief Data Officer

Mr. Teng Ren co-founded CooTek in 2008 and served as its Chief Data Officer since July 2015. Mr. Ren joined the Company directly after his graduation from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2010, where he received his bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering. Mr. Ren worked at CooTek as the Principle Architect in charge of developing the engine for TouchPal Smart Input from 2010 to 2012, then as the Principle Architect in charge of the Company’s Big Data Department from 2012 to 2015.

Jean Liqin Zhang

Chief Financial Officer

Ms. Jean Liqin Zhang has served as CooTek’s Chief Financial Officer since January 2017. Ms. Zhang joined the Company in April 2013 as the Financial Director. Prior to joining, Ms. Zhang worked at Ernst & Young from 2007 to 2013 where her last position was senior manager. Prior to that, Ms. Zhang served as a consultant at Accenture Resource OG from 2004 to 2007 and as an auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 2002 to 2004. Ms. Zhang received her bachelor's degree in economics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2002.

Joe Haichao Xie

Vice President of Global Business

Mr. Joe Haichao Xie has served as CooTek’s Vice President of Global Business since January 2018. Mr. Xie first joined the Company in 2010 serving as a software design engineer, and later has held numerous positions within the Company. Mr. Xie received his bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science and technology from Dalian University of Technology in 2007 and 2009, respectively.

Jiang Zhu

Vice President of China Business

Mr. Jiang Zhu has served as CooTek’s Vice President of China Business since February 2017. Mr. Zhu first joined the Company in March 2010 as a Software Development Engineer. Before joining, Mr. Zhu worked as a software engineer at Sybase R&D Center (Shanghai) from 2009 to 2010. Mr. Zhu received his bachelor's degree in computer application technology from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2006, and his master's degree in computer science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2009.

Jack Xuesheng Gong

Senior Engineering Director

Mr. Jack Xuesheng Gong has served as CooTek’s Senior Engineering Director since May 2015. Before joining the Company, Mr. Gong worked as a senior development engineer at Baidu Inc. (Nasdaq: BIDU) from 2010 to 2015, where he worked on designing and developing the core business strategies of Baidu Union, an advertising product based on Baidu's search engine. Mr. Gong received his bachelor's and master's degrees in computer science from Dalian University of Technology in 2007 and 2010, respectively.