Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Meisong Lai is the Company’s founder and has served as chairman of the Company’s board of directors since 2013 and chief executive officer since the Company’s inception. Mr. Lai is the deputy chairman of the China Express Delivery Association. Mr. Lai is a prominent figure in China’s express delivery industry and has been deeply involved in the industry for over 15 years. Mr. Lai is currently attending “Lakeside University,” a senior executive training program founded by Jack Ma, founder and chairman of Alibaba Group.
Vice President of Operations and Director
Mr. Jianfa Lai has served as the Company’s director since 2013 and Vice President of Operations since January 2018. Me. Lai was previously an executive vice president in charge of the ZTO’s overall daily management since the Company’s inception to August 2016. Starting in August 2016, Mr. Jianfa Lai began serveing as the executive director of ZTO Supply Chain Management Co. Ltd., an equity investee in the Company, which is engaged in the provision of less-than-truckload transportation services in China. Mr. Jianfa Lai is attending the executive MBA program at Fudan University in China.
Director and Vice President of Infrastructure Management
Mr. Jilei Wang has been the Company’s director since 2013 and has served as the Company’s vice president of infrastructure management since October 2012. From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Wang served as a deputy general manager of the Company’s then network partner in Beijing.
Director and General Manager of Guangdong Province
Mr. Xiangliang Hu has been the Company’s director since 2013 and its general manager of Guangdong province since January 2012. Mr. Hu served as a general manager of the Company’s then network partner in Beijing from January 2006 to December 2011.
Mr. Xing Liu has served as the Company’s director since 2013. Mr. Liu is a partner of Sequoia Capital China. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital China in 2007, Mr. Liu had over nine years of experience in investment banking, technology and product development and consulting at Merrill Lynch, Xerox and GlobalSight. Mr. Liu currently serves on the board of directors of various Sequoia Capital China portfolio companies, including Vipshop Holdings Limited and China Online Education Group, each of which is a NYSE-listed company. Mr. Liu received an MBA degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 2004, a master’s degree in computer engineering from Syracuse University in 1995, and a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Fudan University in 1992.
Mr. Frank Zhen Wei has been the Company’s director since August 2015. Mr. Wei is a managing director of Warburg Pincus Asia, where he is primarily responsible for investments in the consumer and healthcare sectors in China. Prior to this, Mr. Wei was the Marketing Director at Renren.com from 1999 to 2000. Mr. Wei worked as an investment banking analyst of Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong from 1997 to 1999 and as a business analyst at McKinsey & Company in Shanghai from 1995 to 1997. Mr. Wei is a non-executive director of AAG Energy Holdings Limited, CAR Inc., each a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, ANE Logistics Co., Ltd. and Sunnywell Group. Mr. Wei received a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School in 2002 and a bachelor of degree in science from the University of Texas at Austin in 1995.
Mr. Charles Huang has served as a director since the Company’s IPO in 2016. Mr. Huang is the founder, chief executive officer and chairman of Netbig Education Holdings Ltd., or Netbig, a leading education enterprise in China. Mr. Huang has served on the board of directors of Sohu.com Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company, since 2001. Prior to founding Netbig in 1999, Mr. Charles Huang served as executive director and head of Asia securitization group of Deutsche Bank, New York and Hong Kong, as well as senior vice president of Prudential Securities Inc., New York. He holds a master of science degree in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1990 and a bachelor of science degree from the University of Science and Technology of China. Mr. Charles Huang is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Herman Yu has served as Baidu’s (NASDAQ: BIDU) chief financial officer since September 2017, overseeing all of its finance functions. Prior to joining Baidu, Mr. Yu was the chief financial officer of Weibo Corp. since 2015. From 2004 to 2015, Mr. Yu worked at SINA Corp., serving as its chief financial officer over the past 8 years. Mr. Yu began his career in the Silicon Valley, where he held various finance and accounting management positions at Adobe Systems Inc., Cadence Design Systems, Inc. and VeriFone Systems, Inc. Mr. Yu, a California Certified Public Accountant, holds a B.A. in economics from the University of California and an M.A. in accountancy from the University of Southern California. He sits on the boards of 58.com Inc. (NYSE:WUBA), ZTO Express Inc.(NYSE:ZTO) and Ctrip.com International, Ltd.(NASDAQ:CTRP).
Mr. Kao has been the Company’s independent director since 2017. Mr. Kao has more than sixteen years' industry experience with leading e-commerce and Internet companies in the US and China. Mr. Kao most recently served as the chief technology officer at Vipshop (NYSE: VIPS) from 2012 to 2016. Before joining Vipshop, Mr. Kao was the director of site operations and quality engineering at eBay Inc. ("eBay"). During his tenure at eBay, Mr. Kao focused on customer service enhancements, as well as online branding and organization growth strategies. Prior to that, he was the enterprise architect for Acellops which provides integrated data center and cloud service monitoring software solutions to enterprises and service providers. In 2007, he co-founded AdChina Ltd., a leading integrated Internet advertising platform in China, where he also served as the chief technology officer. Earlier in his career, he worked at eBay as a principle software engineer and software development manager for seven years. Mr. Kao received a bachelor's degree in computer science from Iowa State University.