Joseph Chen has served as the chairman of our board of directors since the company’s founding. He is also the founder of Renren where he serves as chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer. Prior to founding Renren, Mr. Chen was the co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of ChinaRen.com, a first generation SNS in China and one of China’s most visited websites in 1999. He served as senior vice president for Sohu.com after ChinaRen.com was acquired by Sohu.com in 2000. Mr. Chen holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Delaware, a master’s degree in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. degree from Stanford University.
Chairman of the Board