Mr. Rui Chen has served as chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of the Company since November 2014. He is a serial entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in the Internet and technology-related industries in China. Mr. Chen led the strategic development of the Company since its founding. With long-term thinking, he spearheaded a series of strategic initiatives which transformed Bilibili from a community of people with shared interest to a full-spectrum video community covering a wide array of content categories and diverse video consumption scenarios. Mr. Chen formulated the strategy of ‘community first’, and continuously investing in high-quality content. Under his leadership, Bilibili built a healthy and prosperous content ecosystem, which was crucial for the Company to stay attractive to young generations. At the same time, Mr. Chen led the construction of the Company’s commercialization model, and guided the rapid development in multiple business areas.
Prior to joining the company, Mr. Chen co-founded Cheetah Mobile Inc., a mobile internet company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CMCM). In 2009, Mr. Chen founded Beike Internet Security Co., Ltd. and served as its chief executive officer from 2009 to 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Chen served as general manager of Internet security research and development at Kingsoft Corporation Limited (SEHK:03888), a leading software and internet service company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, from 2001 to 2008. Mr. Chen was named by Fortune Magazine 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.
Mr. Yi Xu founded the Company’s website in 2009 (which culminated into the commencement of the Group’s commercial operations in 2011 and the founding of the Company in 2013) and has served as the Company’s director and president since December 2013. Mr. Xu has guided the technological development of the Company and played an instrumental role in developing various ground-breaking interactive features such as bullet chatting. Throughout the years, Mr. Xu has sought innovative ways to refine, and add new functions to, bullet chatting, which remains one of the most significant interactive features on the Company’s online platform. He has also contributed to constant design improvements of the user interface of the Company’s online platform. Mr. Xu has also been an opinion leader in the Company’s online community since the inception of the Company and led the prosperity of community culture among users, thereby strengthening a strong sense of belonging among users and fostering a vibrant “Bilibili” community.
Ms. Ni Li has served as the Company’s chief operating officer since November 2014 and vice chairwoman of the Company’s board of directors since January 2015. Ms. Li oversees the Company’s overall operation of the platform's business, building content ecosystem, commercialization, strategic investment, brand marketing, and etc. In the past two years, Ms. Li has built a strong business and operational team. Under her leadership, the team successfully produced blockbusters including Bilibili New Year’s Eve Gala event and Hou Lang, significantly enhancing Bilibili’s brand awareness and driving the user and revenue growth. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Li was in charge of human resources operations at Cheetah Mobile (NYSE: CMCM) from 2013 to 2014. Previously, Ms. Li founded Goalcareer, a management consulting firm serving Fortune 500 companies and startups with a focus in the semiconductor, telecommunication and internet sectors, and worked as its chief executive officer from 2008 to 2012. Ms. Li received her bachelor’s degree in law from Lingnan Normal University in 2008.
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 HKEX：9999) 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 currently also serves as an independent director of UP Fintech Holding Limited (Nasdaq: TIGR) and GSX Techedu Inc. (NYSE: GSX). 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.