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.
Director Mr. Roehlig has 25 years of experience in the financial and investment industry with a background in managing, financing, transitioning and restructuring junior public companies. With an extensive skill set focused on connecting business investment opportunities with established and experienced executive management, negotiating with legacy debt holders and understanding corporate governance and capital structure frameworks, Mr. Roehlig has successfully orchestrated more than two dozen RTOs and IPOs on the TSX-V and CSE across a variety of high tech, mining and junior resource corporate platforms. Mr. Roehlig currently serves as CFO and Director on the board of Hello Pal International Inc as well as an independent director on several other issuers. In 2011, Mr. Roehlig served as the president of Terra Ventures Inc., which was acquired by Hathor Exploration – then subsequently acquired by one of the world’s largest mining companies Rio Tinto.
Senior Vice President of Operations
Mr. Chai has over 12 years of experience in the live video broadcasting and internet industries, 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) as Senior Vice President of Operations, as well as Tiange Interactive Holdings (HK: 3100, operator of 9158) as Senior Vice President of Products.
He not only played a key role in increasing the company’s overall revenues, but he was also the main person in charge of helping Fuliao launch its dedicated international (non China) livestreaming app. Most significantly, under Mr. Chai, the app achieved profitability in less than six months after launch, after having started from a userbase of zero.