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

Mr. Su Hua is our co-founder, executive Director, chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Su was appointed as a Director on February 11, 2014 and re-designated as an executive Director on November 5, 2020. Mr. Su is primarily responsible for making strategic and pivotal decisions of the Group, including strategic direction, business management, innovation, technology, research and development, corporate culture, publicity, governmental affairs, finance, legal, commercialization, talent acquisition, and overseas development. He has been actively involved in the Group's products and services, the maintenance and development of the Group's ecosystem and new business incubation. Mr. Su has also been responsible for strategic investments and acquisitions and actively involved in the Group's investment strategies, allowing the Group to forge close relationships with investee companies to create synergies across our ecosystem.

Prior to joining our Group, 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) from January 2010 to May 2011. In November 2013, Mr. Su joined our Group and has been serving as the Chief Executive Officer since then.

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

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

Mr. Cheng Yixiao is our co-founder, executive Director and Chief Product Officer. Mr. Cheng was appointed as a Director on February 11, 2014 and re-designated as an executive Director on November 5, 2020. Mr. Cheng has been responsible for all product-related matters of the Group, including developing new apps, product iterations, creating new app features, and optimizing user interface. He has been leading the Group's new business incubation (such as e-commerce and online games) and maintenance and development of the Group's ecosystem and responsible for strategic investments and acquisitions. Mr. Cheng has also participated in formulating our strategic direction and business innovation, and introducing principles of sociology and economics to the design of our content recommendation algorithms.

Prior to founding our 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.
 

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

Mr. Li Zhaohui is a non-executive Director. He was appointed as a Director on March 15, 2017 and re-designated as a non-executive Director on November 5, 2020. As a non-executive Director, 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 served as 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) since December 2013. He has been a director of KE Holdings Inc. (a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange with stock symbol of BEKE) since December 2018. He has also been a director of Amer Sports Holding (Cayman) Limited (previously named Mascot JVCo (Cayman) Limited, which was delisted from Nasdaq Helsinki Stock Exchange on September 4, 2019) since April 2019.

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 was appointed as a Director on February 11, 2014 and re-designated as a non-executive Director on November 5, 2020. As a non-executive Director, Mr. Zhang is primarily responsible for participating in the formulation of business plans and strategic and major decisions of the Group as a member of the Board.

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 has been a partner of 5Y Capital (formerly known as Morningside Venture Capital) and has led investments in multiple portfolios. From December 2015 till now, he has 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.
 

Dr. Shen Dou (沈抖博士)
Non-executive Director

Dr. Shen Dou is a non-executive Director. He was appointed as a Director on April 27, 2018 and re-designated as a non-executive Director on November 5, 2020. As a non-executive Director, Dr. Shen is primarily responsible for participating in the formulation of business plans and strategic and major decisions of the Group as a member of the Board.

Dr. Shen has served as an executive vice president of Baidu, Inc. (a company listed on Nasdaq with stock symbol of BIDU) since May 2019. Dr. Shen has also been a director of Beijing Xiaodu Interactive Entertainment Technology Co., Ltd. (北京小度互娛科技有限公司) since January 2018, and the chairman of Beijing Xiaodu Interactive Entertainment Technology Co., Ltd. (北京小度互娛科技有限公司) since September 2020. Previously, Dr. Shen served as senior vice president of Baidu, Inc., overseeing the businesses related to Baidu App, Haokan short video app and Smart Mini Program. Dr. Shen joined Baidu in 2012 and has served in management roles in business lines, including web search, advertising display and the financial services group. Prior to joining Baidu, Dr. Shen worked in the adCenter group at Microsoft and co-founded BuzzLabs, Inc., a company engaged in social media monitoring and analysis, which was subsequently acquired by CityGrid Media.

Dr. Shen holds directorships at various other companies. Dr. Shen has been a director of Trip.com (a company listed on Nasdaq with stock symbol of TCOM) since October 2019 and a director of iQIYI, Inc. (a company listed on Nasdaq with stock symbol of IQ) since September 2019. He was previously a director of Uxin Limited (a company listed on Nasdaq with stock symbol of UXIN) from May 2018 to November 2019.

Dr. Shen received his bachelor's degree in information engineering (computer technology) from North China Electric Power University in Beijing, the PRC, in June 2001, a master's degree in computer science and technology from Tsinghua University in Beijing, the PRC, in July 2004, and a Ph.D. degree in computer science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong in November 2007. Dr. Shen was awarded by Beijing Overseas Talent Service Joint Council (北京市海外學人工作聯席會) as "Beijing High-Caliber Talent from Overseas (北京市海外高層次人才)" and "Beijing Distinguished Expert (北京市特聘專家)" in July 2014. Dr. Shen was also acknowledged by Beijing Senior Specialized Technique Qualification Evaluation Committee (北京市高級專業技術資格評審委員會) as a senior engineer (正高級工程師) in computer technology in May 2018.
 

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

Mr. Lin Frank is a non-executive Director. He was appointed as a Director on May 17, 2016 and re-designated as a non-executive Director on November 5, 2020. As 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 as a member of the Board.

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 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, and Tuniu Corporation (a company listed on Nasdaq with stock symbol TOUR) since December 2009. 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)
Independent Non-executive Director

Mr. Wang Huiwen has been appointed as an independent non-executive Director of our Company and his appointment will take effect from the Listing Date. He is primarily responsible for supervising and providing independent judgement to the Board and serving as chairman and/or members of certain committees of the Board.

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 has been serving as its executive director since October 2015. 

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 has been appointed as an independent non-executive Director of our Company and his appointment will take effect from the Listing Date. He is primarily responsible for supervising and providing independent judgement to the Board and serving as chairman and/or members of certain committees of 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, and secondary listed 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. 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.

Mr. Huang was a director of Bitauto Holdings Limited (a company which was listed on the New York Stock Exchange and privatized on November 2020) from November 2010 to August 2020. 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 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 J.L. Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Illinois, the United States, in June 2002.
 

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

Mr. Ma Yin has been appointed as an independent non-executive Director of our Company and his appointment will take effect from the Listing Date. He is primarily responsible for supervising and providing independent judgement to the Board and serving as chairman and/or members of certain committees of the Board.

Mr. Ma founded Tianxing Jiuzhou Holdings Co., Ltd. (天行九州控股有限公司, subsequently renamed Aranya (阿那亞控股集團有限公司)) in January 1999, and has been the general manager 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 assistant to the general manager, vice president, and executive vice 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 and the president from October 2011 to September 2013.

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

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