Ray Tong Zhilei

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, COL Group

Tong Zhilei, Founder, Chairman and CEO of COL Group Co., Ltd.
Beijing People's Congress Representative and Member of Dongcheng District People's Congress Standing Committee. Deputy Chairman of China Audio-video and Digital Publishing Association, Vice President of China Editorial Association.
Tong graduated from Tsinghua University in 1998. Tong was awarded the degree of International Master of Business Administration in Tsinghua-MIT joint Program in 2000. Tong was also the team leader of the champion of first "Challenge Cup" National College Student Business Plan Competition, which made him the earliest graduate entrepreneur in china.
Founded by Tong in 2000, COL Group has been one of the largest digital providers of copyrighted content and service. Meanwhile, it always sticks to the policy of “authorization before dissemination" to promote copyright protection. Furthermore, it has created the Initiated Federated Media Publishing Model and keeps working on improving the sustainable development of publishing industry. COL has made great contribution to the development of digital publishing, ‘nationwide reading’ activity, digital education and the copyright protection. On Jan.21, 2015, COL was listed on the ChiNext board of the Shenzhen Stock Exchange as the first Chinese digital publisher to go public.
He has won many awards, such as the “Capital Labor Medal” and the “Beijing Youth May 4th Medal". He was the "China's Copyright Industry Figure of the Year", "National Leading Talent in the Press and Publishing Industry", and "2015 China Cultural Industry Figure of the Year". He also won the title of the "Young Global Leader" at the Davos Economic Forum.

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