Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • Meisong Lai

    Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Meisong Lai is our founder and has served as chairman of our board of directors since May 2013 and chief executive officer since our 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 20 years. Mr. Lai has attended the “Lakeside University” in China, a senior executive training program founded by Jack Ma, founder and chairman of Alibaba. Mr. Meisong Lai is a brother-in-law to Mr. Jianchang Lai.

  • Jilei Wang

    Director and Vice President of Infrastructure Management

    Mr. Jilei Wang has been our director since May 2013 and has served as our vice president of infrastructure management since October2012. From October 2009 to March 2012, Mr. Wang served as a deputy general manager of Beijing ZTO Daying Logistics Co., Ltd., our then network partner in Beijing.

  • Hongqun Hu

    Director and Chief Operating Officer

    Mr. Hongqun Hu has been our director since May 2022 and has served as our chief operating officer since June 2017. Mr. Hu has thirty years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining us, Mr. Hu served as the chairman of Zhejiang Tonglu Rural Commercial Bank from March 2016 to February 2017, and the governor and chairman of Zhejiang Tonglu Rural Cooperation Bank from March 2008 to March 2016, respectively. Mr. Hu graduated from the advanced class in modern executive business administration from Zhejiang University in China in January 2006 and graduated from Ningbo University in China with a major in finance in July 2003.

  • Xudong Chen


    Mr. Xudong Chen has been a Director for Strategic Investment at Alibaba Group since May 2023. From November 2019 to April 2023, Mr. Chen was a Director for Strategic Investment at Cainiao Network. From September 2013 to November 2019, Mr. Chen successively served as an associate, senior associate, vice president, and executive director for private equity investment at HOPU Investments. From July 2012 to August 2013, Mr. Chen served as an associate at investment banking department of Deutsche Bank Securities in New York. From July 2006 to October 2008, Mr. Chen worked at investment banking department of China International Capital Corporation as an analyst. Mr. Chen has been a non-executive director of Quantium Solutions International Pte. Ltd. since June 2022. Mr. Chen received his MBA degree from Ross School of Business at University of Michigan in 2012, and his bachelor's degree in economics from Fudan University in 2006.

  • Xing Liu

    Independent Director

    Mr. Xing Liu has served as our director since May 2013. Mr. Liu is currently a partner of HongShan, which he joined in May 2007. Mr. Liu has served as an independent director of Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) (“Vipshop”) since January 2011 and served as a non-executive director of China Renaissance Holdings Limited (HKEX: 1911) from 2020 to 2023. Mr. Liu received an MBA degree from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in May 2004, a master’s degree in computer engineering from Syracuse University in December 1995, and graduated from Fudan University in July 1992 with a major in management information systems.


  • Frank Zhen Wei

    Independent Director

    Mr. Zhen Wei, also known as Mr. Frank Zhen Wei, has been our director since August 2015. Mr. Wei joined Warburg Pincus Asia LLC in November 2002, and has been serving as a managing director since January 2010. Mr. Wei is currently Managing Director at Warburg Pincus China and leads overall strategy and investment. 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 was a director of Hwabao WP Fund Management Co., Ltd. from January 2019 to July 2022, a non-executive director of AAG Energy Holdings Limited (HKEX: 2686) from January 2015 to August 2018 and a non-executive director of CAR Inc. (HKEX: 699) from January 2016 to October 2019. Mr. Wei received a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard Business School in June 2002 and a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Texas at Austin in May 1995.

  • Qin Charles Huang

    Independent Director

    Mr. Qin Charles Huang became our director in October 2016. Mr. Huang is the chairman and chief executive officer of CEG (Asia) Limited (also known as China Education Group), an education services provider for students, executives and professionals in Greater China and has been a director since its inception in 1999. Mr. Huang has served on the board of directors of Inc.(NASDAQ: SOHU) since 2001. Mr. Huang previously held positions at Deutsche Bank, New York and Hong Kong, including as head of Asian securitisation, and has also served as senior vice president of Prudential Securities Inc., New York. He received a master of science degree in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in September 1990. Mr. Huang is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.

  • Herman Yu

    Independent Director

    Mr. Herman Yu has been our director since October 2016. Mr. Yu advises and invests in high tech companies in the AI, internet, Web3, fintech and green energy sectors. Previously, Mr. Yu worked at Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU, HKEX: 9888), an AI and internet company, serving as its chief strategy officer from August 2021 to March 2023 and as its chief financial officer from September 2017 to November 2021. Prior to joining Baidu, Mr. Yu served as the chief financial officer of Weibo Corporation (NASDAQ: WB, HKEX: 9898), a social media company from 2015 to 2017, and as the chief financial officer of SINA Corporation, an internet portal, from 2006 to 2015. Mr. Yu is a California Certified Public Accountant and holds a B.A. in economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a Master of Accountancy (MAcc) from the University of Southern California.

  • Tsun-Ming Daniel Kao

    Independent Director

    Mr. Tsun-Ming Kao, also known as Mr. Tsun-Ming (Daniel) Kao has been our director since October 2017. Mr. Kao has long-standing industry experience in leading e-Commerce and Internet companies in the U.S. and China. Mr. Kao served as the chief technology officer at Vipshop (NYSE: VIPS) since April 2019 to July 2021. Prior to that, Mr. Kao served as the chief technology officer at Shanghai Noah Information Technology Co., Ltd. (an affiliate of Noah Holdings Limited (NYSE: NOAH)) from January 2018 to April 2019. Mr. Kao served as the chief technology officer at Vipshop (NYSE: VIPS) from June 2012 to October 2016. Before joining Vipshop, Mr. Kao was an employee of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) (“eBay”) and was assigned to work at eBay e-Commerce Technology Operations (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. as general manager and board director of China Operations Center from January 2010 to April 2012. Earlier in his career, he worked at eBay as a principal software engineer and software development manager for seven years. Mr. Kao received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Iowa State University in August 1995.

  • Heather Fang Xie

    Independent Director

    Ms. Fang Xie, also known as Heather Xie, has been our director since November 2021. Ms. Xie has been a director and portfolio investment manager at Seres Capital since May 2021. Ms. Xie provided management consulting and leadership coaching services to startup companies and investment management companies from July 2018. Ms. Xie joined Prologis in March 2008, which later span off its China and Japan businesses and formed Global Logistic Properties (“GLP”). Ms. Xie took GLP public in Singapore Stock Exchange and served as Chief Financial Officer of GLP from May 2010 to January 2018. Prior to GLP, Ms. Xie worked in General Electric Companies in the US and Asia from 1994 with increasing responsibilities, including as head of Treasury of GE Asia Pacific, Controller of GE Asia Pacific, Chief Financial Officer of GE infrastructure Asia and GE Toshiba Silicones China. Ms. Xie received a master degree in economics from Cornell University in 1994 and a bachelor and a master degree in industrial economy from Renmin University of China in 1986 and 1989, respectively.