Directors & Management
Founder, Interim Chief Executive Officer and Director
Hello Pal is the brainchild of KL Wong, who currently resides in Hangzhou, China. KL was born in Malaysia, studied and worked in the UK for 10 years, and worked in Hong Kong for 16 years. He graduated with a law degree from Cambridge University and started off his career as a lawyer with international law firm Clifford Chance in the UK and Hong Kong. He then worked in senior management positions at Chinadotcom Corporation (China internet portal) and Softbank International Investment (venture capital/private equity) before founding BrillKids shortly after the birth of his daughter Felicity.
Mr. Liang has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia, obtained a Financial Risk Manager Certification from the Global Association of Risk Associates (GARP) and completed two levels of the CFA exams. Mr. Liang currently works with New Margin Ventures, which is a venture capital firm based in HangZhou, China, and assists with the evaluation of several technology companies for the purpose of New Margin providing financing. Accordingly, Mr. Liang can understand financial statements relating to junior technology companies.
President and Director
Mr. Zhou brings to the Company over 10 years of experience in the live video broadcasting industry, having served in senior management roles in prominent China live streaming companies in the past including Hangzhou Fuliao Technology Company (operator of iPaychat livestreaming app) and Zhejiang Pajia Network Technology Company (operator of Pineapple Street livestreaming app) (“Pajia”), both as Chief Operating Officer, as well as Tiange Interactive Holdings (operator of 9158) as Operations Manager. At each of these companies, Mr. Zhou was instrumental in increasing the company’s revenues and overall operational effectiveness.
Mr. Roehlig has more than 15 years of experience in the financial and investment industry. Mr. Roehlig has experience in restructuring, managing and financing junior public companies. Most recently, Mr. Roehlig served as the president of Terra Ventures Inc., which held a 10% stake in the high-grade Roughrider uranium discovery owned by Hathor Exploration. In May 2011, Terra Ventures was acquired by Hathor Exploration – Hathor was then subsequently acquired by one of the world’s largest mining companies Rio Tinto in late 2011. Mr. Roehlig is the current interim CEO for Zinc One Resources Inc.
Mr. McMorran holds a CPA, CA designation and has 30 years’ experience in dealing with financial reporting and the administration of public companies, the last 20 years through his private management company, Malaspina Consultants Inc. During this time Mr. McMorran has served as an officer and/or director of several public companies, primarily involved in mineral exploration and development.