Benjamin Changqing Ye
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.