Mr. Peng Zhao, aged 51, is an executive Director and our Founder, and has served as our chairman of the Board and the Chief Executive Officer since our inception and guided our development and growth. Mr. Zhao has more than 17 years of experience in the internet industry and more than 23 years of experience in human resources services. He was an investor and took on a senior management role of Quickerbuy Inc., a service e-commerce platform, from 2011 to 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 July 1994 to May 2005, Mr. Zhao devoted his time to youth development research and volunteer projects in social organizations and took on various roles in those organizations including the China Youth Volunteers Association. Mr. Zhao received his bachelor’s degree in law from Peking University in 1994.
Mr. Yu Zhang, aged 45, has served as our Chief Financial Officer since September 2019. He has served as our Director since May 2021 and was re-designated as an executive Director since December 2022. He is in charge of the accounting, legal and internal control functions and the capital markets activities of our Group. Mr. Zhang has over 15 years of research and investment experience in the technology, media and telecom industry. Prior to joining us, Mr. Zhang worked at UBS from April 2010 to August 2019, with his last position being the managing director of asset management division. Mr. Zhang worked at BDA from January 2005 to April 2010, with his last position being a director of the company, and an engineer at Ericsson from April 2001 to January 2005. Mr. Zhang graduated from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2000.
Mr. Xu Chen, aged 46, has served as our Chief Marketing Officer since February 2018. He has served as our Director since May 2021 and was re-designated as an executive Director since December 2022. He is in charge of the marketing, platform operation and public relations functions of our Group. 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 November 2015 to November 2016. Mr. Chen received his bachelor’s degree from Beijing Wuzi University.
Mr. Tao Zhang, aged 40, has served as our Chief Technology Officer since our inception. He has served as our Director since May 2021 and was re-designated as an executive Director since December 2022. He is in charge of the research and development and information technology infrastructure of our Group. Mr. Zhang has over 14 years of experience in the software engineering and internet industry. Prior to joining us, Mr. Zhang served in various companies, including group companies of IBM, Renren Inc., a China-based social media platform, and Baidu Inc., one of the leading Chinese language Internet search service providers. Mr. Zhang received his bachelor’s degree from Beijing Information Engineering College (which was merged with Beijing Institute of Machinery and renamed Beijing Information Science and Technology University in 2008) and master’s degree from Beihang University.
Ms. Xiehua Wang, aged 34, is currently our Vice President of Product. She has served as our Director since April 2022 and was re-designated as an executive Director since December 2022. Ms. Wang has over 10 years of experience in product management in internet companies. Prior to joining us, Ms. Wang was a senior product manager of Lianjia (currently known as KE Holdings Inc.), a leading housing transactions and services platform in China. Ms. Wang worked at a group company of Baidu Inc. from June 2013 to April 2016, with her last position being the senior product designer, and worked at a group company of Renren Inc. from July 2012 to May 2013. Ms. Wang received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Communication University of China.
Mr. Haiyang Yu (余海洋), aged 40, has served as our Director since July 2019 and was re-designated as a non-executive Director with effect from December 16, 2022. Mr. Yu is currently a deputy general manager of the investment and acquisition department at a group company of Tencent, a director of DouYu International Holdings Ltd and a director of Waterdrop Inc.. Mr. Yu was a non-executive director of Tongcheng Travel Holdings Limited (formerly known as Tongcheng-Elong Holdings Limited) from November 2019 to April 2020. Mr. Yu received his bachelor of engineering degree majoring in civil engineering from Tsinghua University in 2005.
Mr. Yonggang Sun, aged 52, has served as an independent Director since June 2021 and was re-designated as an independent non-executive Director since December 2022. 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. and 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.
Mr. Yan Li, age 52, is a seasoned strategic expert with over 20 years of experience in management services, which span across various business sectors, including intellectual property rights (“IPR”) protection and technology development. Mr. Li is currently serving as the general manager of Metis IP, a company which provides IPR related services. He was formerly the director and general manager of Beijing Runqian Information System Technology Co., Ltd., a PRC-based technology and software development company, from January 2006 to January 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Li was the division general manager of China International Electronic Commerce Center (CIECC), a China-based nationwide provider of e-commerce services and infrastructure, from November 2000 to June 2002. Mr. Li received his bachelor’s degree in science from Peking University in June 1994.
Ms. Shangyu Gao, age 33, is the founder and currently the general manager of Hainan Gaoshang Investment Group Co., Ltd., an investment management company. Prior to that, Ms. Gao held various positions at the investment and acquisition department at a group company of Tencent Holdings Limited from August 2015 to August 2023, with her last position being an investment director which she was responsible for business, financial and legal assessment, post-investment services and capital operation of investment projects in primary and secondary markets. Ms. Gao received her bachelor’s degree in economics from Tsinghua University in July 2013 and her master’s degrees in management from HEC Paris in October 2015 and from Tsinghua University in January 2016.