Mr. Peng Zhao is the Founder of our company and has been our Chairman of the board and Chief Executive Officer since our inception. He founded our company and has guided our development and growth since then. Mr. Zhao has more than 16 years of experience in the internet industry and more than 22 years of experience in human resources services. He was the investor and Chief Executive Officer of Quickerbuy Inc., a service e-commerce platform, from March 2011 to August 2013. From May 2005 to July 2010, Mr. Zhao was at Zhaopin Ltd., a leading online recruitment platform, where he eventually became Chief Executive Officer. From September 1994 to April 2005, Mr. Zhao was mainly engaged in youth development research and volunteer projects in social organizations and worked as the director of the China Youth Volunteers Association’s project development department from 1995 to 1997. He organized the “College Student Volunteer Service in Western China Program,” which is still in operation. Mr. Zhao received his bachelor’s degree in law from Peking University in 1994.
Ms. Xin Xu has served as our director since April 2015, and was appointed to our board of directors by our principal shareholders, CTG Evergreen Investment X Limited and CTG Evergreen Investment R Limited, pursuant to director appointment right under our eleventh amended and restated shareholders agreement. Ms. Xu is the founder of Capital Today Evergreen Fund, L.P. (together with its affiliates, “Capital Today”), a private equity firm. Ms. Xu has 25 years of experience in venture capital and growth capital investment in China and has led the investments in various companies including JD.com, Meituan, Yifeng Pharmacy Chain Co., Ltd., Three Squirrel Inc., BESTORE Co., Ltd. Prior to founding Capital Today in 2005, Ms. Xu worked at Baring Private Equity Asia Ltd. from 1998 to 2005 and served as a partner and China Head from 2001 to 2005. Prior to that, Ms. Xu was an investment manager at Peregrine Direct Investments from 1995 to 1998 and an accountant at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP from 1992 to 1995. Ms. Xu is a governor of the China Venture Capital and Private Equity Association. She is also an honorary trustee of Nanjing University. Ms. Xu received a bachelor’s degree from Nanjing University in 1988.
Mr. Haiyang Yu has served as our director since July 2019, and was appointed to our board of directors by one of our principal shareholders, Image Frame Investment (HK) Limited, pursuant to director appointment right under our eleventh amended and restated shareholders agreement. Mr. Yu is currently a managing director at Tencent and a director of DouYu International Holdings Ltd (Nasdaq: DOYU). Mr. Yu served as an associate at China Growth Capital from April 2007 to February 2010, and an associate at WI Harper Group from March 2010 to August 2011. Mr. Yu received his bachelor of science degree majoring in civil engineering from Tsinghua University in 2005.
Mr. Yu Zhang has served as our Chief Financial Officer since September 2019 and as our director since May 2021. Mr. Zhang has over 15 years of research and investment experience in the technology, media and telecom industry. Prior to joining us, Mr. Zhang was a managing director of UBS Asset Management and was an analyst and deputy portfolio manager of China and Emerging Market Asia Equities from April 2010 to June 2019. Mr. Zhang was a consulting director of BDA, a China-based consulting firm, from January 2005 to March 2010, and an engineer at Ericsson from March 2001 to December 2004. Mr. Zhang graduated from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2000.
Mr. Xu Chen has served as our Chief Marketing Officer since December 2016 and as our director since May 2021, and is in charge of our marketing, platform operation, and public relations functions. Mr. Chen has over 20 years of experience in marketing in the Greater China region. Prior to joining us, Mr. Chen was the vice president at Jiuxianwang, a China-based e-commerce company, from October 2015 to December 2016. Mr. Chen was the vice president of Sfbest from September 2014 to July 2015, and the vice president of ganji.com, a China-based classifieds site, from January 2011 to February 2012. From April 2001 to July 2010, Mr. Chen was at Zhaopin Ltd., where he became the vice president responsible for marketing in the Greater China region. Mr. Chen received his bachelor’s degree from Beijing Wuzi University.
Mr. Tao Zhang has served as our Chief Technology Officer since our inception and as our director since May 2021, and is in charge of our research and development and IT infrastructure. Mr. Zhang has over 14 years of experience in the software engineering and internet industry. Prior to joining us, Mr. Zhang was a technical manager of Renren Inc., a China-based social media platform from March 2011 to November 2013, and was a senior engineer of Baidu Inc., the leading Chinese language internet search provider, from July 2010 to March 2011. From April 2007 to July 2010, Mr. Zhang was a software engineer at IBM CSTL. Mr. Zhang received his bachelor’s degree from Beijing Information Science and Technology University and master’s degree from Beihang University.
Mr. Charles Zhaoxuan Yang will serve as our independent director upon the SEC’s declaration of effectiveness of our registration statement on Form F-1, of which this prospectus is a part. Mr. Yang is the chief financial officer of NetEase, Inc. (Nasdaq: NTES) and an independent director of So-Young International Inc. (Nasdaq: SY). Prior to joining NetEase, Inc. in 2017, Mr. Yang was an executive director of the China technology, media and telecommunications, and corporate finance team at J.P. Morgan Securities (Asia Pacific) Limited based in Hong Kong and worked there for almost a decade. Mr. Yang holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Hong Kong and a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University with majors in Economics and Mathematics. Mr. Yang is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in the State of Michigan.
Mr. Yonggang Sun will serve as our independent director upon the SEC’s declaration of effectiveness of our registration statement on Form F-1, of which this prospectus is a part. Mr. Sun currently serves as a partner of Z-Park Fund. Prior to joining Z-Park Fund, Mr. Sun served as the vice president of Capital Steel Group Co., Ltd. from August 2010 to June 2017. From 2002 to 2010, Mr. Sun served as the general counsel of China Tietong Group Co., Ltd. Mr. Sun received his bachelor’s degree in law from Renmin University in 1993 and his LL.M. degree from Temple University in 2003.