Board of Directors
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.
Dr. Jun Wang currently serves as a Partner of L Catterton Asia, and is a board member of the China Sasseur Group, GXG Group, Trendy Group and board alternative member for Crystal Jade Group. Prior to joining L Catterton Asia, Dr. Wang was a Senior Associate with McKinsey & Company, Shanghai office, where he served on multiple international and domestic institutions for strategic, operational, and M&A related projects. Dr. Wang also worked as Scientist and Manager for the Fabric & Home Care Division in Procter & Gamble and led numerous cross-border consumer innovation projects. Dr. Wang holds an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2008, a DPhil in Chemistry from Oxford University in 2002 and Bachelor of Science from Peking University in 1998.
Ms. Zhu currently serves as Vice President at Qudian Inc. and is responsible for Qudian’s capital markets, budget analysis and several exploratory projects. Prior to joining Qudian, Ms. Zhu had worked at Credit Suisse and KPMG. Ms. Zhu graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a bachelor's degree and first class honors. She is a member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a CFA charter holder.
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.
Mr. Wenning Xing has been serving as our independent director since September 20, 2018. Mr. Xing currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Trends Communications. From 2011 to 2019, Mr. Xing served as the China Managing Director of Hearst, an operator of several international magazine and digital media brands such as ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar and Cosmopolitan, Hearst Media China, Trends Media Group, Fitch China, A&E Networks, ESPN, VICE, Hearst Ventures, and a media-focused investment fund. Under his tenure, Hearst made investments such as Legendary Pictures, Impression Creative, Kunlun Fight, Bilibili, Liulishuo, Atzuche and Zcool. Mr. Xing was also in charge of handling government and public relations, strategic business development, and mergers & acquisitions at Hearst. Before joining Hearst, Mr. Xing held several senior executive positions, including Chief Strategy Officer at a subsidiary of People’s Daily, the biggest newspaper group in China, founder and Chief Representative at Fremantle Media China and Executive Director at Bertelsmann China and held key posts at Time Warner and China Central Television (CCTV). Mr. Xing is a member of the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, and currently serves as a juror for the International Emmy Awards. Mr. Xing has been featured in a number of high profile news articles, including the NY Times in 2012. Mr. Xing is a graduate of Harvard University and Columbia University.
Mr. Hu currently served as the President of Fashion & Lifestyle at JD and the Senior Vice President of JD, responsible for JD’s Fashion, Home & Life and TOPLIFE luxury platform. Mr. Hu joined JD in January 2014 and became the President of JD Electronics and Lifestyle in January 2016. As a veteran of the electronics and lifestyle industry, Mr. Hu previously held several management roles at China Unicom and Fun Talk. Mr. Hu holds an MBA from Hunan University.