Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Meisong Lai is the Company’s founder and has served as its chairman of the 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.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Huiping Yan has served as the Company’s Chief Financial Officer since May 2018. Prior to joining ZTO, Ms. Yan spent approximately 7 years serving as the chief financial officer of a number of Chinese TMT and hospitality companies including 2 years at Cainiao Network Technology, the logistics arm of Alibaba Inc. (NYSE:BABA), and over 4 years at Home Inns & Hotels Management, a leading economy hotel chain in China. Prior to that, Ms. Yan spent 11 years at General Electric Company (GE) in both the U.S. and Asia, serving in a number of key roles in corporate and operational financial management. Prior to that, Ms. Yan spent over 6 years at Deloitte & Touche in the U.S. in tax services. Ms. Yan studied at Shanghai International Studies University and holds a bachelor's degree in business administration with an accounting major from Hawaii Pacific University. Ms. Yan graduated from the GE experienced finance leadership program and is a U.S.-certified public accountant with a CGMA designation (AICPA).
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Hongqun Hu has served as the Company’s Chief Operating Officer since May 2018. Mr. Hongqun Hu previously served as the chairman of Zhejiang Tonglu Rural Commercial Bank, and the governor and chairman of Zhejiang Tonglu Rural Cooperation Bank. Mr. Hu has thirty years of experience in financial services and management. Mr. Hu received an executive MBA degree from Zhejiang University, and a bachelor's degree in finance from Ningbo University.
Director and Vice President of Infrastructure Management
Mr. Jilei Wang has been the Company’s director since 2013 and its 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.
Vice President of Overseas Operations
Mr. Jianchang Lai has been the Company’s Vice President of Overseas Operations since September 2016. From 2014 to 2016, Mr. Lai was a director of the Company from 2014 to September 2016 and was head of network partner management from ZTO’s inception to September 2016. Mr. Jianchang Lai is a brother-in-law to Mr. Meisong Lai, and a cousin to Mr. Jianfa Lai.
Vice President of Information Technology
Mr. Jingxi Zhu has been the Company’s head of Information Technology since its inception and Vice President of Information Technology since September 2016. From 2014 to September 2016, Mr. Zhu was also a director of the Company. Mr. Zhu received a bachelor’s degree in management from Nanjing Army Command College in China in 2014 and an associate degree from Yancheng Teachers University in China in 2003.
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.
Vice President of Public Relations
Mr. Jianfeng Zhang has served as the Company’s vice president of public relations since February 2016. Mr. Zhang served as the general manager of the news information center of Xinhua News Agency in the Shanghai office from July 2006 to August 2010 and as the deputy director of the images center of Xinhua News Agency from August 2010 to February 2016. Mr. Zhang also served as the assistant director of the news information center of Xinhua News Agency in the Shanghai office from June 2012 to February 2016. Mr. Zhang received a master’s degree in arts from Renmin University in China in 2012 and a bachelor’s degree in law from Shanghai International Studies University in China in 2006.