Mr. Cheng Yixiao (程一笑先生)
Co-founder, Executive Director, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. CHENG Yixiao is our co-founder, executive Director, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. He is also a member of the Nomination Committee and holds directorship in certain subsidiaries of the Group. Mr. CHENG is responsible for overseeing the management of the business and operations of the Group, including leading the day-to-day operations, supervising product-related matters and strategic investments and acquisitions of the Group.

Prior to founding the Group, Mr. CHENG was a software engineer and developer at Hewlett-Packard from August 2007 to July 2009, and worked at Renren Inc. (a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange with stock symbol of RENN) from September 2009 to February 2011. “GIF Kuaishou”, our original mobile app for users to create and share animated images, was launched by Mr. CHENG in 2011.

Mr. CHENG received his bachelor’s degree in software engineering from the Software College of Northeastern University in Liaoning Province, the PRC, in July 2007.

Chairman of the Board
Mr. Su Hua (宿華先生)
Co-founder, Executive Director

Mr. SU Hua is our co-founder and executive Director. He is also a member of the Remuneration Committee and holds directorship in certain subsidiaries of the Group. Mr. SU focused primarily on formulating the Group’s long-term strategies and exploring new initiatives.

Mr. SU joined the Group in November 2013. Prior to that, Mr. SU worked as an engineer at Google China from December 2006 to October 2008, and Baidu, Inc. (a company listed on Nasdaq with stock symbol of BIDU with its secondary listing on the Stock Exchange with stock code of 9888) from January 2010 to May 2011.

Mr. SU received his bachelor’s degree in computer software from the School of Software, Tsinghua University in Beijing, the PRC, in July 2005.
 

Mr. Li Zhaohui (李朝暉先生)
Non-executive Director

Mr.LI Zhaohui is a non-executive Director. He is also a member of the Remuneration Committee. Mr. LI is primarily responsible for providing professional advice to the Board.

Mr. LI joined Tencent Holdings Ltd (a company listed on the Stock Exchange with stock code of 700) in 2011, and currently serves as the managing partner of Tencent Investment and the vice president of Tencent. He was an investment principal at Bertelsmann Asia Investment Fund from September 2008 to May 2010.

Mr. LI also holds directorships at various other companies. He has been a director of KE Holdings Inc. (“BEKE”) (a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange with stock symbol of BEKE and on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with stock code of 2423) since December 2018. He has been a director of Zhihu Inc. (a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange with stock symbol of ZH and on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with stock code of 2390) since September 2015. He was previously a director of Howbuy Wealth Management Co., Ltd. (a company whose shares are quoted on the National Equities Exchange and Quotations with stock code of 834418) from December 2013 to August 2022, a director of Missfresh Limited (“MF”) (a company listed on Nasdaq with stock symbol of MF) from June 2017 to November 2021, and a non-executive director of Fenbi Ltd. (a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with stock code of 2469) from December 2020 to March 2023.

Mr. LI received his bachelor’s degree in economics (majoring in enterprise management) from Peking University in Beijing, the PRC, in July 1998 and his MBA degree from Duke University Fuqua School of Business in North Carolina, the United States, in May 2004.

Mr. Zhang Fei (張斐先生)
Non-executive Director

Mr. ZHANG Fei is a non-executive Director. He is also a member of the Nomination Committee. Mr. ZHANG, together with other members of the Board, provides oversight in respect of the formulation of business plans and strategic and major decisions of the Group.

Mr. ZHANG has over 20 years of venture capital experience, with a focus in the areas of AI/cloud computing, social/digital media and entertainment, and electric vehicle/autonomous driving. He was a partner at Ceyuan Ventures (策源創投) in Beijing from 2004 to 2007, where he set up and managed a venture fund and led investments in multiple portfolios. Since January 2011, Mr. ZHANG was a partner of 5Y Capital (formerly known as Morningside Venture Capital). Around 2016, he founded and has been a fund manager and the Responsible Officer of Neumann Advisory Hong Kong Limited, a SFC Type 9 licensed corporation.

Mr. ZHANG received his bachelor’s degree of engineering in automation and control from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University in Shanghai, the PRC, in July 1994, and his MBA degree from the China Europe International Business School in Shanghai, the PRC, in May 1999.

Mr. Lin Frank (林欣禾先生) (alias Lin Frank Hurst)
Non-executive Director

Mr. LIN Frank is a non-executive Director. Mr. LIN is primarily responsible for participating in the formulation of business plans and strategic and major decisions of the Group.

Mr. LIN has been a co-founder and general partner of DCM China, a technology venture capital firm, since 2006. He co-founded and was the chief operations officer of SINA Corporation (a company listed on Nasdaq with stock symbol SINA), helping to guide it to become the first Chinese internet company to list in the United States.

Mr. LIN also holds directorships at various listed companies, including YSB Inc. (a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on June 28, 2023 with stock code of 9885) since December 2018, China Online Education Group (a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange with stock symbol COE) since June 2013, Vipshop Holdings Limited (a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange with stock symbol VIPS) since January 2011, Tuniu Corporation (a company listed on Nasdaq with stock symbol TOUR) since December 2009, GigaCloud Technology lnc (a company listed on Nasdaq with stock symbol GCT) since November 2006 and QuantaSing Group Ltd (a company listed on Nasdaq with stock symbol QSG) since May 2022. He was previously a director of 58.com Inc. (a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange with stock symbol WUBA and delisted on September 18, 2020) from March 2010 to April 2020.

Mr. LIN received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, the United States in June 1988, and his MBA degree from Stanford University in California, the United States, in June 1993.
 

Mr. Wang Huiwen (王慧文先生)
Non-executive Director

Mr. WANG Huiwen is a non-executive Director. Mr. WANG had been an independent non-executive Director and re-designated as a non-executive Director in May 2023. He is also a member of the Audit Committee. He is primarily responsible for strategic planning, major business decisions, and corporate governance for the Group.

Mr. WANG has over 10 years of managerial and operational experience in the internet industry. In December 2005, he co-founded xiaonei.com. xiaonei.com was sold to China InterActive Corp in October 2006, which was later renamed as Renren Inc. (a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange with stock symbol of RENN). In January 2009, he co-founded taofang.com and worked there from June 2008 to October 2010. In 2010, Mr. WANG co-founded Meituan (a company listed on the Stock Exchange with stock code of 3690) and served as its executive director from October 2015 to March 2023, and has been serving as its non-executive director since March 2023. 

Mr. WANG received his bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University in Beijing, the PRC, in July 2001. 
 

Mr. Huang Sidney Xuande (黃宣德先生)
Independent Non-executive Director

Mr. HUANG Sidney Xuande is an independent non-executive Director. He is also the chairman of both Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee, and a member of the Nomination Committee and Corporate Governance Committee. He is primarily responsible for supervising and providing independent judgment to the Board. 

Mr. HUANG has over 15 years of experience in the technology and internet industry. He is currently a senior advisor of JD.com, Inc. (a company listed on Nasdaq with stock symbol of JD with its secondary listing on the Stock Exchange with stock code of 9618) and was its chief financial officer from September 2013 until his retirement in September 2020, including the last three months as an executive coach to his successor. 

Mr. HUANG has served as an independent non-executive director of Tuya Inc. (a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange with stock symbol of TUYA and on the Stock Exchange with stock code of 2391) since July 2022. He has been an independent director of Yatsen Holding Limited (a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange with stock symbol of YSG) since November 2020. 

Mr. HUANG previously served as chief financial officer of VanceInfo Technologies Inc. and its successor company, Pactera Technology International Ltd., from July 2006 to September 2013. He was also the chief operating officer of VanceInfo Technologies Inc. from 2008 to 2010 and the co-president from 2011 to 2012. He also served as chief financial officer at two China-based companies in the technology and internet sectors between August 2004 and March 2006. He was an investment banker at Citigroup Global Markets Inc. in New York from August 2002 to July 2004. He held various positions including audit manager at KPMG LLP from January 1997 to August 2000 and qualified as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York in October 1999. 

Mr. HUANG is currently a Foundation Fellow and was an Academic Visitor focusing on geoeconomics from October 2021 to September 2022 at St Antony’s College of Oxford University in the United Kingdom. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bernard M. Baruch College of The City University of New York in the United States, in February 1997, and his MBA degree from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in the United States, in June 2002. 
 

Mr. Ma Yin (馬寅先生)
Independent Non-executive Director

Mr. MA Yin is an independent non-executive Director. He is also the chairman of both Nomination Committee and Corporate Governance Committee, and a member of the Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee.  He is primarily responsible for supervising and providing independent judgment to the Board. 

Mr. MA has been the general manager of Aranya Holdings Group Co., Ltd. (阿那亞控股集團有限公司) since February 2014. From April 2006 to September 2013, Mr. MA served various managerial roles at Yeland Group Co., Ltd. (億城集團股份有限公司, subsequently renamed HNA Investment Group Co., Ltd. (海航投資集團股 份有限公司) in 2015, and is a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange with stock code of 000616), including vice president, executive vice president, and president. He was a director of HNA Investment Group Co., Ltd. (海航投資集團股份有限公司) from April 2007 to September 2013. 

Mr. MA received his executive MBA degree from Peking University in Beijing, the PRC, in July 2009.
 

Prof. Xiao Xing (肖星教授)
Independent Non-excutive Director

Prof. Xiao Xing is an independent non-executive Director since September 2023. She is also a member of the Audit Committee, the Remuneration Committee, the Nomination Committee and the Corporate Governance Committee. She is primarily responsible for supervising and providing independent judgment to the Board.

Prof. Xiao is a professor and the head of the accounting department of the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University, where she has taught classes since April 1997. During her time at the Tsinghua University, Prof. Xiao visited Massachusetts Institute of Technology and University of Wisconsin as a visiting scholar and received the Fulbright Scholar award in 2011. Prof. Xiao also served as a faculty co-chair in the senior executive program which was jointly held by the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University, China Europe International Business School and Harvard Business School. Prof. Xiao’s main research areas are corporate governance, financial management, financial statement analysis and financial accounting.

Prof. Xiao has served as an independent non-executive director of Li Auto Inc. (a company listed on Nasdaq with stock symbol of LI and on the Stock Exchange with stock code of 02015) since August 2021; an independent director of Mango Excellent Media Co., Ltd. (a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange with stock code of 300413) since January 2019; an independent director of Bloomage Biotechnology Corporation Limited (a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange with stock code of 688363) from March 2019 to April 2022; an independent non-executive director of Agricultural Bank of China Limited (a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange with stock code of 601288 and the Stock Exchange with stock code of 01288) from March 2015 to November 2021; and an independent director of Aixin Life Co., Ltd. since August 2017. Prof. Xiao accumulated corporate governance knowledge and experience through her academic research and the foregoing directorships.

Prof. Xiao received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a second bachelor’s degree in business management from Tsinghua University in July 1994 and a master’s degree in industrial foreign trade (accounting) from Tsinghua University in March 1997. Prof. Xiao obtained her doctorate degree in business administration from Tsinghua University in January 2004.