Director Team

Mr. Andy Xuan Zhang

Mr. Andy Xuan Zhang

Chief Executive Officer, executive Director and Chairman of the Board

 

Mr. Andy Xuan Zhang is the Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director and Chairman of the Board. He is responsible for the overall strategic planning and business direction of the Group and management of the Company. Mr. Zhang has over 15 years of operational and managerial experience with both multinational companies and local Chinese companies in Internet, automobile and finance industries. Mr. Zhang held numerous positions in Bitauto (NYSE: BITA), including vice-president of finance from 2006 to 2009, chief financial officer from 2009 to 2016, chief operating officer from 2015 to 2016, and president from 2016 to 2017. He has also served as a director and the chief executive officer of Bitauto since March 2017 and January 2018 respectively. His extensive involvement in Bitauto’s strategy and operations contributed significantly to the growth of Bitauto and its successful listing on the New York Stock Exchange in November 2010.

 

Mr. Zhang obtained his bachelor’s degree in finance and accounting from New York University in May 1999. Mr. Zhang has also been a certified public accountant granted by the Education Department of New York State in October 2003.

Mr. Dong Jiang

Mr. Dong Jiang

President and Executive Director

 

Mr. Dong Jiang is our President and Executive Director, primarily responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of our Group. Mr. Jiang joined our Group in March 2015 and previously served as our Group's Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining our Group, from February 2011 to March 2015, Mr. Jiang was group deputy manager of China Grand Automotive Services Co., Ltd. (600297.SS). From January 2008 to January 2010, he was senior vice president of CAR, Inc., (Hong Kong Stock Exchange Stock Code: 699).

 

 Mr. Jiang received his bachelor’s degree in aquaculture from Dalian Ocean University in July 1993 and master’s degree in business administration from Peking University in July 2011.

 

Mr. James Gordon Mitchell

Mr. James Gordon Mitchell

Non-executive Directors

 

Mr. James Gordon Mitchell has served as the chief strategy officer of Tencent since July 2011. From January 2000 to June 2011, he held various positions at Goldman Sachs including managing director.

 

Mr. Mitchell is currently a non-executive director of China Literature Limited (阅文集团) (Hong Kong Stock Exchange Code: 0772) since June 2017 and Frontier Developments plc (LSE AIM Code: FDEV) since September 2017.

 

Mr. Mitchell received his bachelor’s degree in history from the University of Oxford in July 1995.

Mr. Jimmy Chi Ming Lai

Mr. Jimmy Chi Ming Lai

Non-executive Directors

 

Mr. Jimmy Chi Ming Lai is a non-executive Director. He has been the vice president of Tencent since October 2017 and head of the financial technology group of Tencent since 2015. Mr. Lai was formerly the general manager of Tencent from 2011 to 2015 and the general manager of Tencent’s QQ membership division from 2009 to 2011.

 

Mr. Lai is currently a non-executive director of Haomai Asset Management Co., Ltd (好买财富管理股份有限公司) (Shanghai Stock Exchange Stock Code: 834418) since February 2017 and ZhongAn Online P & C Insurance Co., Ltd. (众安在线财产保险股份有限公司) (Hong Kong Stock Exchange Code: 6060) since November 2013. In addition, he was a director of Shanghai E-Money Software Technology Co., Ltd (上海益盟软件技术股份有限公司) (Shanghai Stock Exchange Stock Code: 832950) from December 2015 to February 2017.

 

Mr. Lai received his master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University in June 2006.

Mr. Chenkai Ling

Mr. Chenkai Ling

Non-executive Directors

 

Mr. Chenkai Ling is a non-executive Director. He has been the vice president of strategy and operational improvement of JD.com since July 2016. Prior to this, he worked at Bain & Company, Inc. from August 2008, and was serving as a principal of the firm when he left in July 2016.

 

Mr. Ling received his master’s degree in business administration from the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College in June 2008, and his master’s degree in communications management from Tongji University (同济大学) in October 2000. Over the past three years, Mr. Ling has not been a director of any listed companies.

Mr. Xuyang Zhang

Mr. Xuyang Zhang

Non-executive Directors

 

Mr. Xuyang Zhang is a non-executive Director of the Company. He has been the vice president of Baidu since June 2016. Prior to that, he held various positions at China Everbright Bank from July 1997 to June 2016, including General Manager of the Asset Management department (from May 2013 to June 2016), General Manager of the Retail Business department (September 2009 to May 2013) and Division Head of the Foreign Exchange and Structured Products Division of the Investment Banking department (from September 2005 to April 2006).

 

Mr. Zhang  received his master’s degree in international economics from Renmin University of China in June 1997 and his master’s degree in finance and economics from The London School of Economics and Political Science in July 2003.

Mr. Tin Fan Yuen

Mr. Tin Fan Yuen

Independent non-executive Directors

 

Mr. Tin Fan Yuen has been appointed as an independent non-executive Director with effect from the date of this prospectus. Mr. Yuen was formerly chief executive of the Stock Exchange from October 1988 to October 1991, a deputy chairman and executive director of the Pacific Century Group from 1996 to 2006, deputy chairman and executive director of PCCW Limited (Hong Kong Stock Exchange Stock Code: 8), from August 1999 to June 2006, executive chairman of Pacific Century Insurance Holdings Limited (previously listed with Hong Kong Stock Exchange Stock Code: 65) from June 1999 to July 2007 and independent non-executive director of China Foods Limited (Hong Stock Exchange Stock Code: 506) from July 1993 to August 2017.

 

Mr. Yuen currently holds positions in the following publicly listed companies:

         Agricultural Bank of China Limited (Hong Kong Stock Exchange Stock Code: 1288), as an independent non-executive director since March 2013;

         Pacific Century Regional Developments Limited (SGX: P15), as an independent non-executive deputy chairman since February 2015; and

         Shanghai Industrial Holdings Limited (Hong Kong Stock Exchange Stock Code: 363), as an independent non-executive director since July 2016.

 

Mr. Yuen obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from the University of Chicago in June 1975. He is the chairman of the board of trustees of the Hong Kong Center for Economic Research, chairman of the advisory board of Ortus Capital Management Limited, and a member of the board of trustees of University of Chicago and Fudan University.

Mr. Chester Tun Ho Kwok

Mr. Chester Tun Ho Kwok

Independent non-executive Directors

 

Mr. Chester Tun Ho Kwok has been appointed as an independent non-executive Director with effect from the date of this prospectus. Since January 2016, Mr. Kwok has been an independent non-executive director and a member of the audit committee and investment committee of Henderson Sunlight Asset Management Limited, the manager of Sunlight REIT (Hong Kong Stock Exchange Stock Code: 0435). He has also served as the deputy chairman and a member of the Share Registrars’ Disciplinary Committee of the Securities and Futures Commission since April 2017 and April 2013, respectively, as well as a member of the Process Review Panel for the Securities and Futures Commission since November 2016. Mr. Kwok was also a member of the Takeovers and Mergers Panel of the Securities and Futures Commission from April 2007 to March 2016.

 

Mr. Kwok served in a senior capacity in a number of international financial institutions, including Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited and Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd., between November 2000 to September 2012 and September 2012 to October 2015, respectively.

 

Mr. Kwok received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cambridge in June 1985. He has been a member of the Hong Kong Securities Institute since 1998 and a fellow of the Institute of Directors since 2016.

Ms. Lily Li Dong

Ms. Lily Li Dong

Independent non-executive Directors

 

Ms. Lily Li Dong has been appointed as an independent non-executive Director with effect from the date of this prospectus. From August 2015 to June 2017, Ms. Dong was the chief financial officer of eDaijia, an online designated driver service provider. Prior to this, she served as chief financial officer at RDA Microelectronics, Inc., (previously listed with ticker NASDAQ: RDA), a fabless semiconductor company, from November 2007 to July 2015, and was its director from January 2014 to July 2015. Ms. Dong has extensive experience as a finance and management professional and led the initial public offering process at RDA. Prior to this, Ms. Dong worked for Hewlett-Packard in China since 1992, and was serving as the Finance Operations Manager for Hewlett-Packard Technology (Shanghai) Co,. Ltd. (惠普科技(上海)有限公司) when she left in 2005.

 

Ms. Dong received her bachelor’s degree in economics from the Nanjing University of Sciences and Technology in July 1992, and her executive master’s degree in business administration from China Europe International Business School in November 2004.