Mr. Gideon Yu
Independent non-executive Director
Mr. Gideon Yu has served as an independent Director since September 2014. In June 2017, Mr. Yu was designated as an independent non-executive Director.
Mr. Yu has held numerous financial and executive management positions in the technology industry, including chief financial officer of Facebook, Inc. a company which was subsequently listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (Stock Code: FB)) from 2007 to 2009, as chief financial officer of YouTube, LLC from 2006 to 2007 (which was purchased by Google, a company listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (Stock Code: GOOG)), and in various leadership roles at Yahoo Inc. (a company listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market (Stock Code: YHOO)) from 2002 to 2006, as treasurer and senior vice president of finance.
Mr. Yu also has wide experience in other sectors. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Yu was the chief financial officer of NightFire Software. In the period from 1993 to 1998, Mr. Yu held various positions at The Walt Disney Company (a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (Stock Code: DIS)), Hilton Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (also a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (Stock Code: HLT)), and Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (predecessor of Credit Suisse Group (a company listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (Stock Code: CSGN) and the New York Stock Exchange (Stock Code: CS), respectively)). In addition, Mr. Yu was a general partner at Khosla Ventures from 2009 to 2011.
Currently, Mr. Yu is the co-owner of the San Francisco 49ers football team, a professional football team in the National Football League, where he previously served as its president from 2012 to 2014 and as chief strategy officer from 2011 to 2012. Mr. Yu has served as the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of EVA Automation Inc., a privately held technology and media company since 2014. In 2016, EVA Automation acquired Bowers & Wilkins Group, Ltd., and Mr. Yu has served as its executive chairman since the acquisition.
Mr. Yu obtained a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering and engineering management from Stanford University in June 1993. Mr. Yu also obtained a master's degree in business administration from Harvard Business School in June 1999. In 1989, he received the First Place Grand Award in Environmental Science at the 40th International Science and Engineering Fair.