Dr. Zhou Zixue joined the company on 17th May 2019 as the Chairman of Board. He also serves as the Chairman and an Executive Director of the Board for SMIC, the major shareholder of the company. He received a Master of Management degree from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, and a Doctor of Economics degree from the Central China Normal University. Dr. Zhou has more than 30 years of experience in the economic operation, regulation and management of industry and information technology. Prior to his current employment, Dr. Zhou severed as the Chief Economist and the Director of Finance of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Dr. Zhou is currently the Vice Chairman and Secretary General of the China Information Technology Industry Federation and the Chairman of the China Semiconductor Industry Association.