Mr. Richard Rixue Li is our founder and has served as our Chairman of the Board and chief executive officer since our inception. Prior to founding our company, Mr. Li had been engaged in the retail and recycling business of home appliances in China since 1997. Mr. Li is currently attending the EMBA program at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. Mr. Li graduated from Nanchang University in Nanchang, China in 1996.
Ms. Jeacy Jisheng Yan has served as our director since May 2011. Ms. Yan is a partner of IDG Capital and focuses on investment in consumer goods and services, e-commerce and online-to-offline businesses. Prior to joining IDG Capital in 2008, Ms. Yan worked at the investment banking department of Deutsche Bank Hong Kong Branch from 2005 to 2007 and as bond trader at investment bank department of WestLB New York from 2004 to 2005. Ms. Yan received her dual master degrees in industrial engineering & management science and electrical engineering from Northwestern University in 2004, and dual bachelor's degrees in electrical engineering and economics from Peking University in Beijing, China in 2001.
Mr. Jun Wang has served as our independent director since September 2017. Mr. Wang is a partner at Z-Park Fund, a private equity fund focusing on investing in leading Chinese technology, healthcare and consumer companies. Mr. Wang served as Chief Financial Officer for 11 years, and remains as a member of the Board, at China Finance Online Company Limited, which is listed on NASDAQ Global Select Market. Prior to that, Mr. Wang was Senior Manager at Deloitte Beijing Office from May 2015 to May 2016. Mr. Wang received a bachelor's degree from Shandong University in 1992, a master's degree in business administration from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business in 2002 and another master's degree in economics and accounting from Beijing Technology and Business University in 1995. Mr. Wang is a member of the U.S. Certified Management Accountant and has a professional designation of Chartered Financial Analyst.
Mr. Xiaoquan Zhang has served as our independent director since September 2017. Mr. Zhang is a tenured professor at the business school of Chinese University of Hong Kong. Mr. Zhang specializes in pricing of information goods, internet finance, online word-of-mouth, online advertising, incentives of creation in open source and open content projects, and use of information in financial markets. Before joining the academia, he worked as an analyst for an investment bank and then an international marketing manager for a high-tech company from 1998 to 2000. He also works as an advisor to Hong Kong Cyberport Entrepreneurship Center, JD Financial, China Mobile, Huawei, China Merchants Securities, and Radica Systems. He received a bachelor’s degree in computer science and English and a master's degree in management from Tsinghua University in 1996 and 1999, respectively. He received a doctor's degree in management from MIT Sloan School of Management in 2006.