Hongyi Zhou has served as our Director from our inception and in addition as our chairman of the Board since September 2018. Mr. Zhou has 20 years of managerial and operational experience in China’s internet industry. Mr. Zhou co-founded the Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. (NYSE: QIHU) and has served as the chairman of the board of Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd. from its inception to September 2021, and the successor of its business, 360 Group. Since February 2018, Mr. Zhou has been serving as the chairman of the board of directors of 360 Security Technology Inc (SH: 601360). Since November 2016, Mr. Zhou has been a director of Opera Limited (NASDAQ: QPRA), a multinational technology company which specializes in web browser development and fintech. Prior to founding Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd., Mr. Zhou was a partner at IDG Ventures Capital. Mr. Zhou served as the chief executive officer of www.3721.com until it was acquired by Yahoo! China in January 2004 and as a non-executive director of Colour Life Services Group Co., Limited (HKEX: 1778) from May 2015 to March 2021. Mr. Zhou also serves as a director of a number of privately owned companies based in China. Mr. Zhou received his bachelor’s degree in computer software and his master’s degree in system engineering from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1992 and 1995, respectively.
Haisheng Wu has served as our chief executive officer and our Director since August 2019. Before that, Mr. Wu had served as our president since our inception. Mr. Wu has also been a director of Shanghai Qibutianxia from April 2020 to April 2021. Before working on the establishment of our business, Mr. Wu worked as a product director at the 360 Group start page department from March 2011, in charge of 360 Start Page, 360kan and 360 Mobile Browser. Prior to that, Mr. Wu worked with the user product department of Baidu, Inc.(NASDAQ: BIDU; HKEX: 9888), as a product manager from July 2008. Mr. Wu received his bachelor’s degree in media economics from Communication University of China and master’s degree in communication studies from Peking University in 2005 and 2008, respectively.
Dan Zhao has served as our Director since May 2020 and is currently the vice president of 360 Group. Mr. Zhao has also been a non-executive director of 360 Ludashi Holdings Limited (HKEX: 3601) since June 2020, and a director of Beijing Huafang Technology Co., Ltd., Beijing Mijing Hefeng Technology Co., Ltd., Huafang Group Inc. and Kincheng Bank of Tianjin Co., Ltd. since August 2020, September 2020, July 2021 and February 2022, respectively. Before joining 360 Group in January 2013, Mr. Zhao served as a senior manager in Alibaba Group (NYSE: BABA; HKEX: 9988), from November 2007. From September 2006 to November 2007, Mr. Zhao worked for KPMG Huazhen LLP as an associate manager. Mr. Zhao received his bachelor’s degree in international enterprise management from the University of Shanghai for Science and Technology in 2002, and his master’s degree in international business economics from the University of Konstanz in 2004. Mr. Zhao was accredited as a certified internal auditor by The Institute of Internal Auditors in November 2008.
Gang Xiao has served as our independent Director since September 2018. Mr. Xiao also serves as the general manager of Zhongcai Financial Holding Investment Ltd. since its inception. Prior to that, Mr. Xiao worked at China Financial & Economic Publishing House Accounting Branch as an editor from August 2006 to December 2010, during which he served as a deputy county mayor of Suichuan County of Jiangxi Province from December 2007 to December 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Xiao worked at the then Tianjin Government Procurement Center, which was later merged into Tianjin Public Resource Exchange Center in December 2019, from March 2000 to February 2004. Mr. Xiao received his bachelor’s degree in electroic data processing accounting from Dongbei University of Finance and Economics, his master’s degree in Chinese literature from Yanbian University and his doctoral degree in public finance from Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in 1999, 2003 and 2008, respectively.
Fan Zhao founded and has served as the chairman of the board of directors of Beijing Fengye Fanda Investment Advisory Co., Ltd. since 2000. He has served as a director of Heintzman Piano Company Limited since 2004. He founded and served as a director of Sunbridge International Holdings Limited from 2002 to 2018. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Zhao was an independent director of www.3721.com. Mr. Fan Zhao was the president of Hebei Bada Group from 1993 to 1999. Mr. Fan Zhao received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture in 1982 and an MBA degree from Lawrence Technological University in 2002, respectively.
Andrew Y Yan has served as our independent Director since July 2019. Mr. Yan is the founding managing partner of SAIF Partners IV (“SAIF”) since 2001. Prior to joining SAIF, he was a managing director and head of the Hong Kong office of Emerging Markets Partnership, the management company of AIG Asian Infrastructure Funds. Mr. Yan is currently an independent non-executive director of China Resources Land Limited (HKEX:1109) and China Southern Airlines Company Limited (HKEX: 1055), and a director of ATA Creativity Global (NASDAQ: AACG). He is also a member of the Investment Committee of Peking University Education Foundation and the vice chairman of the Asset Management Association of China. In addition, Mr. Yan previously served as a director of Shenzhen Appotronics Corporation Ltd. (STAR Market of the Shanghai Stock Exchange: 688007), Shanghai Welltech Automation Co., Ltd (Shenzhen Stock Exchange: 002058), Haier Smart Home Co Ltd (Hong Kong Stock Exchange: 6690), Huize Holding Limited (NASDAQ: HUIZ) and Zhejiang Merit Interactive Network Technology Co Ltd (Shenzhen Stock Exchange:300766). Mr. Yan also previously served as a non-executive director at Guodian Technology & Environment Group Corporation Limited, a company previously listed on the Stock Exchange (stock code: 1296) and privatized in May 2022, and an independent director at TCL Corporation (Shenzhen Stock Exchange: 000100) and BlueFocus Intelligent Communications Group Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen Stock Exchange: 300058). Mr. Yan received a master of Arts degree from Princeton University in 1989, and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, formerly known as Nanjing Aeronautic Institute, in 1982.
Eric Xiaohuan Chen has served as our Director since November 2019. Mr. Chen is currently a founding partner of Twin Peaks Capital. Prior to co-founding Twin Peaks Capital, Mr. Chen served as the managing director and head of business and financial services at FountainVest Partners, where he has worked from 2008 to 2021. Before joining FountainVest Partners in 2008, Mr. Chen had worked in the investment banking department of Lehman Brothers and Citigroup since 2006. From 2004 to 2006, Mr. Chen worked with Micron Technology as an engineer. Mr. Chen received his Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from National University of Singapore in 2004 and his EMBA degree from China Europe International Business School in 2018.
Jiao Jiao, has been appointed as our Director since November 2022. Ms.Jiao has been serving as a director of 360 Group since May 2022, where she has also been serving as a vice president and the head of the legal department since September 2021. From July 2019 to August 2021, Ms. Jiao served as the general counsel of Future VIPKID Limited. Ms. Jiao served as a vice president and the head of the legal department of JD.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: JD; HKEX: 9618) from June 2014 to April 2019. Prior to that, she was a lawyer at JunHe LLP from June 2005 to May 2014. Ms. Jiao received her bachelor of laws and master of laws in 2002 and 2005, respectively, from Peking University.