Chairman and Chief Technology Officer
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 Technology Officer since April 2020. Mr. Zhang also served as the Chief Architect from August 2008 to April 2020. 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.
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.
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.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Robert Yi Cui has served the role of Chief Financial Officer since August 24, 2020. Prior to joining CooTek, Mr. Cui worked in the Hong Kong office of Investment Banking Asia Pacific of BNP Paribas from 2014 to 2020 with his last position held as a director. Before that, Mr. Cui worked in the Hong Kong office of the Investment Banking Division of Bank of China International, in the Hong Kong office of the Investment Banking Division of Daiwa Capital Markets and in the Paris office of HSBC Global Investment Banking from 2007 to 2014. Mr. Cui received his bachelor’s degree of arts in French studies from Shanghai International Studies University in 2004 and master’s degree of science in management (Diplôme Grande École) from HEC Paris in 2007. Mr. Cui speaks fluent English, French and Mandarin.
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.
Chief Growth Officer
Mr. Jiang Zhu has served as CooTek’s Chief Growth Officer since March 2020. Mr. Zhu first joined the Company in March 2010 as a Software Development Engineer and served as the Vice President of China Business from January 2018 to March 2020. 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.
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.