BEIJING, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD) ("Perfect World" or the "Company"), a leading online game developer and operator based in China, today announced that the Company has appointed Mr. Alex Yiran Xu as the Company's Senior Vice President of Business Development.
Mr. Xu joined Perfect World as a Vice President of Strategy in March 2010. Prior to joining Perfect World, Mr. Xu served as a director for strategic investment at Giant Interactive Group Inc. from 2008 to 2010. He was one of the founders and served as a director for game development and operations at RealNetworks China from 2005 to 2007, and led business development, investment and new game development at Sohu.com Inc. from 2003 and 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Xu founded multiple startup companies in the internet and gaming industries and led the development of one of the earliest 3D gaming engines and 3D games in China. Mr. Xu received his dual bachelor's degree in automation and instrument science and technology in 1996 and master's degree in instrument science and technology in 1999, both from Tsinghua University, and MBA degree in 2007 from a joint program offered by Tsinghua University and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Mr. Robert Hong Xiao, Co-Chief Executive Officer of Perfect World, commented, "I am delighted to announce the promotion of Alex. Alex joined Perfect World with his vast amount of experience in both game development and strategic business development in the internet and gaming industries. We are very grateful for his contributions to the Company in the past couple of years and believe he will be able to better utilize his expertise and knowledge in his new role to help accelerate the Company's future growth."
About Perfect World Co., Ltd. (http://www.pwrd.com)
Perfect World Co., Ltd. (NASDAQ: PWRD) is a leading online game developer and operator based in China. Perfect World primarily develops online games based on proprietary game engines and game development platforms. Perfect World's strong technology and creative game design capabilities, combined with extensive knowledge and experiences in the online game market, enable it to frequently and promptly introduce popular games designed to cater changing customer preferences and market trends. Perfect World's current portfolio of self-developed online games includes massively multiplayer online role playing games ("MMORPGs"): "Perfect World," "Legend of Martial Arts," "Perfect World II," "Zhu Xian," "Chi Bi," "Pocketpet Journey West," "Battle of the Immortals," "Fantasy Zhu Xian," "Forsaken World," "Dragon Excalibur," "Empire of the Immortals" and "Return of the Condor Heroes;" an online casual game: "Hot Dance Party;" and a number of web games and social networking games. While a substantial portion of the revenues are generated in China, Perfect World operates its games in North America, Europe and Japan through its own subsidiaries. Perfect World's games have also been licensed to leading game operators in a number of countries and regions in Asia, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and the Russian Federation and other Russian speaking territories. Perfect World intends to continue to explore new and innovative business models and is committed to maximizing shareholder value over time.
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