Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Vincent Wenbin Qiu is our founder. Since the founding of our business in 2007, Mr. Qiu currently serves as chairman of our board of directors and our chief executive officer. Mr. Qiu also has served as a director of several companies in which we have invested. Prior to founding our company, Mr. Qiu participated the founding of Erry Network Technology (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., or Shanghai Erry, in 2000, a company specialized in providing supply chain management solutions and services to consumer brands in China, and served as Shanghai Erry’s chief executive officer from March 2000 to January 2007. From 1993 to 2000, Mr. Qiu worked as a technical and solution architect and held technical management positions in various multinational companies, including NCR (Shanghai) Technology Services Ltd., China Hewlet-Packard Co., Ltd. (HP China) and Sun Microsystems (China) Limited. Mr. Qiu obtained his bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from Tsinghua University in July 1992 in Beijing, the PRC.
Mr. Junhua Wu is one of our co-founders and has served as our chief operating officer from the founding of our business in 2007 to December 2017, as our chief growth officer from December 2017 to December 2022, and as our director since 2012. From September 2001 to April 2007, Mr. Wu served as director of the professional service department at Shanghai Erry. From April 2000 to September 2001, he worked as senior IT manager in Goodbaby International Group, an international durable juvenile products company headquartered in China.
Mr. Satoshi Okada has served as a member on our board since October 2014. Mr. Okada has also served as a director at Alibaba.com Japan since October 2008, and a director of certain entities that are subsidiaries of Alibaba Group, and as a director of GDS Holdings Limited, a China-based developer and operator of high-performance data centers listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market since 2014. From April 2000 to January 2005, Mr. Okada had held various management positions within the Softbank Corp. group. He also served as director at Tsubasa Corporation from 2014 to 2022, Alibaba.com Limited from 2007 to 2012, Ariba Japan K.K., a technology company, from January 2001 to January 2005 and DeeCorp Limited, a software company, from February 2005 to March 2006.
Mr. Yiu Pong Chan has served as our independent director since May 2015. Mr. Chan has served as a special partner of Tumeric Capital Asia IV since April 2021. Mr. Chan served as an executive director from September 2012 to March 2014 and as a managing director from April 2014 to June 2018, at L Catterton Asia, formerly named as L Capital Asia, a private equity fund based in Singapore which is backed by LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton S.A, a multinational luxury products company. Mr. Chan was also a non-executive director at Dr. Wu Skincare Co., Ltd, a Taiwan-based company that provides non-surgical skincare products and solutions, from April 2014 to June 2018, and a board observer at YG Entertainment Inc., a music and entertainment company in South Korea from March 2015 to March 2018. Mr. Chan was a vice president and a director at Crescent Point Group from August 2006 to September 2007, and from October 2007 to June 2011, respectively. From June 2002 to June 2006, Mr. Chan was a director of Lone Star Asia-Pacific LTD., Taiwan Branch. Mr. Chan worked with McKinsey & Co. Inc. Hong Kong from February 1999 to June 2002. Mr. Chan holds a master’s degree of commerce in accounting and finance with first-class honor in April 1999 and a bachelor’s degree of commerce in May 1996 from the University of Auckland.
Mr. Steve Hsien-Chieng Hsia has served as our independent director since May 2016. Mr. Hsia has been the chief executive officer of Playnovate, Inc., an online STEAM education service provider in the U.S., since April 2020. Mr. Hsia has served as a director of Wearnes-Starchase Limited, a Singapore-based automobile dealership group, since November 2018. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Hsia served as the Asia-Pacific chief operating officer of Wunderman Worldwide, LLC, a digital marketing agency under WPP, LLC, an advertising and media holding company. Mr. Hsia co-founded and served as chief executive officer of AGENDA Corporation, a digital marketing agency in Asia from February 1996 to 2013. Prior to AGENDA Corporation (formerly known as DeliriumCyberTouch Corporation and CyberTouch, respectively), Mr. Hsia co-founded NextWare, an enterprise software company in Malaysia and served as the managing director from 1991 to February 1996. Mr. Hsia received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of California, Berkeley in May 1987.
Mr. Benjamin Changqing Ye has served as our independent director since May 2016. Mr. Ye has also served as an independent director of NWTN Inc., a mobility technology company listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market, since November 2022; an independent director of VNET Group Inc., a carrier- and cloud-neutral internet data center services provider listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market, since August 2022; an independent director of Hygeia Healthcare Holdings Co., Limited, an oncology healthcare company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, since September 2019; an independent director of Ascentage Pharma Group International, a biotech company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, since June 2019; an independent director of Jinxin Fertility Group Limited, a specialized fertility service provider listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, since June 2019; an independent director of Luzhou Bank, a commercial bank listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange since December 2018; and an independent director of Niu Technologies Inc., a provider of smart urban mobility solutions listed on The Nasdaq Stock Market, since October 2018. In addition, Mr. Ye has served as a non-executive director of Panjing Harbourview Investment Fund L.L.P. since September 2019. From February 2011 to December 2015, Mr. Ye was a managing director, the chief financial officer and a member of the investment committee of CITIC Private Equity Funds Management Co., Ltd. From April 1993 to January 2011, Mr. Ye worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he mainly focused on M&A advisory work, and successively served as a partner in advisory department, the head of Advisory Services of Shanghai office and the head of Transaction Services of Shanghai office of PricewaterhouseCoopers in China. Mr. Ye received his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in July 1992 in Wuhan, the PRC and an MBA degree from University of Warwick in November 1999 in the United Kingdom. Mr. Ye is a qualified accountant of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Ms. Yang Liu has served as a member on our board since July 2021. Ms. Liu joined Alibaba Group in September 2014 and currently serves as a senior expert managing the consumer strategy center and partnership development center of Alibaba’s Tmall business group. In this role, she leads the promotion of digital brand transformation across a variety of industry verticals by leveraging Alibaba’s advanced data technologies, and promotes comprehensive Tmall ecological partnership capabilities that bring technology into best practices. In addition, Ms. Liu created the framework of Tmall consumer strategy methodology and widely applied it to common strategy standards. Prior to Alibaba Group, Ms. Yang Liu worked at IBM from September 2008 to September 2014 and was responsible for implementing cross-industry CRM solutions for IBM’s global business consulting division, and she supported leading global brands in delivering customer-centric digital transformation projects. Ms. Liu received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in 2006 and 2008, respectively, and received an MBA degree from the University of Manchester in 2016.