Shan Li has served as a director of SouFun since 1999 and now is an independent director of SouFun and chair of our compensation committee. Mr. Li is a founding partner of San Shan (HK) Ltd., a private equity firm focused on the China market. Previously, Mr. Li was the chief executive officer of BOC International Holdings Limited, a position he held from 2001 to 2005. Mr. Li is currently a director of Star Cable Limited, a Shanghai Stock Exchange-listed company, CMMB Vision Holdings Limited, a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed company, and San Shan (HK) Limited. Mr. Li served as a managing director at Lehman Brothers Asia (Hong Kong) from 1999 to 2001 and served as the deputy head of the Investment Banking Preparation Committee at China Development Bank from 1998 to 1999, Mr. Li is served as senior advisor and vice chairman of UBS Investment Bank in Asia from 2010 to 2011.
Mr. Li received a bachelor's degree in management information systems from Tsinghua University, a master's degree in economics from the University of California at Davis and a Ph.D. degree in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.