Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Rui Chen has served as chairman of our board of directors and our chief executive officer since November 2014. Mr. Chen is a serial entrepreneur and has over 15 years of experience in the internet and technology-related industries in China. Prior to joining us, he co-founded Cheetah Mobile (NYSE: CMCM), a leading mobile internet company in China. In 2008, Mr. Chen founded Beike Internet Security Co., Ltd. and served as its chief executive officer from 2008 to 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Chen served as general manager of internet security research and development at Kingsoft (HK: 3888), a leading software and internet service company in China, from 2001 to 2008. In 2016, Mr. Chen was named by Fortune as one of China’s ‘‘40 Under 40,’’ a list of the most influential people in business under the age of 40 in China. Mr. Chen received his bachelor’s degree from Chengdu University of Information Technology in 2001.
Founder, Director and President
Mr. Yi Xu founded our website in 2009 and has served as our director and president since December 2013. Mr. Xu has been an opinion leader in our communities since the inception of our company and led the prosperity of our community culture among users. Mr. Xu received his associate degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2010.
Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Operating Officer
Ms. Ni Li has served as our chief operating officer since November 2014 and vice chairman of our board of directors since January 2015. Ms. Li oversees our platform operations, sales and commercial cooperations, content ecosystem partnership, and strategic planning and investments. Prior to joining our company, Ms. Li was in charge of human resources operations at Cheetah Mobile from 2012 to 2014. Prior to that, Ms. Li founded Goalcareer, a provider of consulting services to companies in the technology, media and telecommunication sector, and served as its chief executive officer from 2008 to 2012. Ms. Li received her bachelor’s degree in law from Lingnan Normal University in 2008.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Xin Fan has served as our chief financial officer since September 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Fan served as our vice president of finance since April 2016. Before joining our company, Mr. Fan served as a finance director at NetEase (Nasdaq: NTES) from 2011 to 2016. Prior to 2011, Mr. Fan held various positions at KPMG Huazhen for an aggregate of eight years and served as a senior manager there from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Fan received his bachelor’s degree in international accounting from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in 2001. Mr. Fan is a regular member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a certified public accountant in China. He also holds licenses as chartered global management accountant and chartered certified accountant in the United Kingdom.