Ben TSIANG

Ben TSIANG

Co-founder, SINA | Chairman, CNEX

 

Ben TSIANG graduated from Mechanical Engineering Department of National Taiwan University, and acquired a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University, specialized in Human-Computer Interface (HCI).

Ben TSIANG co-founded Sina.com (Nasdaq: SINA) with two Stanford senior classmates in 1995 in Silicon Valley. He served as Vice President of global products, in charge of worldwide product planning & media alliance. In year 2000 mandated as General Manager of SINA Taiwan branch. After two years, his duty extended to East China market. In 2003, Ben TSIANG moved to Beijing and took on General Manager of SINA Mobile.

After 12 successful years with SINA, Ben TSIANG switched his gear and co-founded CNEX in 2006. CNEX, a social enterprise devoted to documentary film production and promotion, is aiming at building Chinese visual literacy and creating social impact through factual films. CNEX works with independent filmmakers to produce documentaries, which have won awards at prominent film festivals such as Venice Film Festival, Cinéma du réel, and Golden Horse Awards. In addition, CNEX holds documentary film festivals and organizes world-known doc summit CCDF (CNEX Chinese Doc Forum) to make collaborative connections between Chinese and international documentary communities.

Ben TSIANG mentors various Internet companies in Greater China. He also is angel investor for startups.