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Phoenix New Media promotes Ya Li to president

Staff writer | Beijing, China | July 10, 2014
Phoenix New MediaJuly 10, 2014, Beijing, China - Phoenix New Media Limited announced that Ya Li has been promoted to president of the company.
Mr. Ya Li served as the Company's chief operating officer for eight years prior to his promotion and jointly served as the Company's chief financial officer from June 2006 to November 2010. Mr. Li has more than 20 years of extensive experience working for start-ups and publicly listed companies, across multiple industries including Internet, media, financial, and telecom in both the United States and China.

Prior to joining ifeng, Mr. Li served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Techedge Inc. from 2004 to 2006, and as president of the U.S. subsidiary of China Quantum Communications Inc. from 2002 to 2004. Mr. Li founded and served as chief executive officer of Global Villager Inc., a New York-based Internet start-up, starting in 1995 and serving until the company was acquired by the then NASDAQ-listed Startec Global Communications Inc. in 2000.

From 1993 to 1999, Mr. Li worked as a software engineer and senior Internet advisor to various companies, including Verizon Communications Inc., Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, Lehman Brothers and Morgan Stanley. He has served on the boards of directors for the U.S. China Chamber of Commerce, Chinese Finance Society, National Council of Chinese Americans, and Council on U.S.-China Affairs.

Mr. Li received a two-year executive management education from the Wharton School of Business, a M.S. in computer science from Temple University and a four-year undergraduate education in control systems engineering from the University of Science & Technology of China.