Board of Directors

  • Xiaojun Zhang

    Founder and Chairman

    Xiaojun Zhang is our co-founder and has served as our chairman since 2014. Mr. Zhang has also served as a chairman and general manager of Shanghai Autohome since 2016. Prior to co-founding our company, Mr. Zhang served as a director and general manager of SAIC-GMAC Automotive Finance Co., Ltd. from 2004 to 2013. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Zhang served as a deputy general manager of Shanghai Automobile Group Finance Company. From 1992 and 1998, Mr. Zhang served as a financial supervisor of People’s Bank of China, Shanghai Branch. Mr. Zhang received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in 1992, a master’s degree in business administration from Peking University in 2003 and completed the China Senior Executive Program at Harvard Business School in 2018, thereby attaining alumni status.

  • Jiayuan Lin

    Founder and CEO

    Jiayuan Lin is our co-founder and has served as our director and chief executive officer since 2010. Prior to co-founding our company, Mr. Lin served as an assistant general manager of Shanghai Automobile Group Finance Company from 2007 to 2010. From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Lin served as a director of the sales department of SAIC-GMAC Automotive Finance Co., Ltd. From 1997 to 2003, Mr. Lin worked in SAIC General Motors Corporation Limited as a manager of tax and insurance in the finance department and a manager of finance support in the marketing department. From 1991 to 1997, Mr. Lin worked in the Pudong branch of Bank of China as a staff member in the finance department, deputy manager of the audit division and deputy manager of the credit division. Mr. Lin received a bachelor’s degree in economics, with specialization in investment management, from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in 1991.

  • Langlang Zhou

    Director

    Langlang Zhou has served as our director since 2017. Mr. Zhou is a managing director of Warburg Pincus LLC and has been with the firm since 2005. Mr. Zhou is currently a director of China Huarong Asset Management Co., Ltd., Hwabao WP Fund Management Co., Ltd. and Wacai Holdings Limited. Mr. Zhou served as an analyst of the investment banking division of Credit Suisse First Boston from 2003 to 2004 and an associate of the investment banking division of Citibank from 2004 to 2005. Mr. Zhou obtained a bachelor’s degree in business and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Western Ontario in 2002.

  • Zuyu Tan

    Director

    Zuyu Tan has served as our director since 2018. Mr. Tan has served as chief executive officer of Beijing Taikang Investment Co., Ltd. since 2016. From 2014 to 2016, Mr. Tan served on the executive committee and as the head of equity investment department I of Taikang Asset Management Co., Ltd. From 2009 to 2013, Mr. Tan served as a managing director of Ping An Trust Co., Ltd. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Tan served as the investment director of Actis Capital, LLP. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Tan served as an investment officer of International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group. In 1998, Mr. Tan served as an investment manager of China Everbright International Trust and Investment Corp. From 1995 to 1998, Mr. Tan served as an auditor of KPMG China. Mr. Tan received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Beijing Institute of Machinery Industry in 1995 and a master’s degree in international finance from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2000.

  • Yongyi Zhang

    CFO

    Yongyi Zhang has served as our chief financial officer since 2018 and director since 2018. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Zhang served as an executive director of Zhongde Securities Co., Ltd. from 2010 to 2018. From 2001 to 2010, Mr. Zhang served as a senior manager of China Galaxy Securities Co., Ltd. From 1997 to 2001, Mr. Zhang served as a deputy manager of Shanghai Stock Exchange. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. Zhang served as an auditor of Arthur Anderson (Shanghai Office). Mr. Zhang received a bachelor’s degree in international accounting from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in 1995.

  • Weibiao Zhan

    Director

    Weibiao Zhan has served as our director since 2018. Mr. Zhan has served as a deputy general manager in the investment and acquisition department of Tencent Holdings Limited since 2003 and is currently a director of Beijing Navinfo Co., Ltd. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Zhan served as a corporate client services manager in Southern China region of Microsoft (China) Co., Ltd. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Zhan served as a project manager of the development center in Kingdee Software (China) Co., Ltd. From 1997 to 1998, Mr. Zhan served as an assistant to department head at China Science and Technology Development Institute. Mr. Zhan received a bachelor’s degree in engineering and economics from the South China University of Technology in 1997 and an Executive MBA from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in 2011.

  • Xiaoyu Liu

    Director

    Xiaoyu Liu has served as our director since 2018. Mr. Liu joined Didi Chuxing in 2015 and currently serves as the General Manager in the Fintech Department. Mr. Liu has over ten years of working experience in the finance and investment industry including with The Carlyle Group, Kaichen Group, UniCredit and KPMG. Mr. Liu received a bachelor’s degree in biotechnology from Tsinghua University in 2005 and an MBA from University of Pennsylvania in 2012.

  • Zhipeng Song

    Director

    Zhipeng Song has served as a director of our company since 2018. Mr. Song has also served as a vice president of Shanghai Autohome since 2016. From 2014 to 2015, Mr. Song served as an assistant general manager of our company. From 2012 to 2014, he served as a regional manager of Anji Leasing Co., Ltd. From 2010 to 2012, he served as an account manager of SAIC-GMAC Automotive Finance Co., Ltd. Mr. Song received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Shanghai University in 2007 and a master’s degree in finance and management from Loughborough University in 2008 and a master’s degree in finance from University of St. Andrews in 2009.

  • Yun Ye

    Director and head of legal division

    Yun Ye has served as our director since 2018. Ms. Ye joined our company in 2010 and is currently the head of legal division. From 2004 to 2010, she served as a supervisor of sales and operations at SAIC-GMAC Automotive Finance Co., Ltd. From 1999 to 2004, she served as a credit officer at Shanghai Automobile Group Finance Company. Ms. Ye received a bachelor of laws degree from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2003.

  • Chi Ming Lee

    Independent Director

    Chi Ming Lee 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. Lee also has served as an independent non-executive director of China Minsheng Drawin Technology Group since 2014, and of Huatai Securities Co., Ltd. since 2015. Mr. Lee has been the chief partner of Boningdun Capital Management Limited since October 2014. From 1989 to 2014, Mr. Lee served as the senior manager/supervisor of the licensing department, director of Corporate Planning, and director of Finance and Administration of the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong. From 1976 to 1989, Mr. Lee served as the assistant director and then the director of tax assessment at Inland Revenue Department of the Government of Hong Kong. Mr. Lee obtained his higher diploma in accountancy from the Hong Kong Polytechnic (now known as the Hong Kong Polytechnic University) in 1976, a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of London in 1988, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Hong Kong in 1993. Mr. Lee is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

  • Dongsheng Zhou

    Independent Director

    Dongsheng Zhou 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. Dr. Zhou is a professor of marketing and chair of the marketing department at China Europe International Business School, where he has worked since 2002. Since 2006, Dr. Zhou has served as the academic co-chair of SEPC, a joint executive training program with Harvard Business School and the School of Economics and Management at Tsinghua University. From 2007 to 2012, Dr. Zhou served as the associate dean in charge of the alumni relationships of China Europe International Business School. From 1997 to 2002, Dr. Zhou served as an assistant professor in the department of marketing and on the business faculty at the City University of Hong Kong. Dr. Zhou received a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1990 and a doctor of philosophy degree from the faculty of commerce and business administration at the University of British Columbia in 1997.