Mr. Tian was the co-founder and CEO of AsiaInfo Holding Inc. which is the first Internet technology provider in China. AsiaInfo Holding was public listed in NASDAQ in 2001. It was privatized in Jan. 2014. Mr. Tian has been appointed as the Chairman and Executive Director of the company since then.
Mr. Tian was the Vice Chairman and CEO of China Netcom Group from Nov. 2002 to May 2006 and CEO of China Netcom Company Ltd. from Aug. 1999 to May 2002. Mr. Tian was also serving as the Vice Chairman of PCCW Limited from 2005 to 2007. He also used to serve as the Independent Director of MasterCard International and Senior Advisor of KKR Co.
After China Netcom, Mr. Edward Tian has founded China Broadband Capital Partners, L.P. (CBC) in May, 2006. CBC is a TMT sector focused private equity fund and it is now focusing on 5G eco-system investment.
Mr. Tian holds a Ph.D. in Natural Resource Management from Texas Tech University, USA.