Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Meisong Lai (賴梅松) 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 15 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, who is a cousin to Mr. Jianfa Lai.
Vice President of Operations and Director
Mr. Jianfa Lai (賴建法) has served as our director since May 2013, executive vice president in charge of our overall daily management from our inception to August 2016 and vice-president of operations since May 2018. From October 2016 to April 2018, Mr. Jianfa Lai served as the executive director and manager of ZTO Supply Chain Management Co. Ltd., an equity investee of us which is engaged in the provision of less-than-truckload transportation services in China. From April 2018 to June 2018, Mr. Jianfa Lai served as chairman and manager of ZTO Supply Chain Management Co. Ltd. and has since June 2018 served as chairman of ZTO Supply Chain Management Co. Ltd.. Mr. Jianfa Lai is attending the executive MBA program at Fudan University in China. Mr. Jianfa Lai is a cousin to Mr. Jianchang Lai, who is a brother-in-law to Mr. Meisong Lai.
Director and Vice President of Infrastructure Management
Mr. Jilei Wang (王吉雷) has been our director since May 2013 and has served as our vice president of infrastructure management since October 2012. 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.
Mr. Lin Wan (萬霖) has been our director since June 2018. Mr. Wan has served as the president of Cainiao Network since January 2017 and was vice president of Cainiao Network from June 2014 to January 2017. Prior to joining Cainiao Network, Mr. Wan worked at Amazon.com Inc (NASDAQ: AMZN) from June 2005 to May 2014, including as director of research scientist. Mr. Wan has served as a director of YTO Express Group Co., Ltd. (SSE: 600233) since April 2018 and as a director of BEST Inc. (NYSE: BEST) since March 2018. Mr. Wan received a Ph.D. in operations research & industrial engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in May 2005.
Mr. Xing Liu (劉星) has served as our director since May 2013. Mr. Liu is currently a partner of Sequoia Capital China, 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 as a non-executive director of China Renaissance Holdings Limited (HKEX: 1911) since June 2020. Mr. Liu served as an independent non-executive director of China Online Education Group (NYSE: COE) from July 2014 to April 2019. Mr. Liu received a 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.
Mr. Zhen Wei, also known as Mr. Frank Zhen Wei (魏臻) 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 and co-head of China since January 2016, and now leads investments in the consumer, healthcare and financial services sectors in China. 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 non-executive director of AAG Energy Holdings Limited (HKEX: 2686) from January 2015 to August 2018 and has been a non-executive director of CAR Inc. (HKEX: 699) since January 2016. 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.
Mr. Qin Charles Huang (黃沁) 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 Sohu.com 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.
Mr. Herman Cheng-Chun Yu (餘正鈞) became our director in October 2016. Mr. Yu has served as chief financial officer of Baidu, Inc., a NASDAQ-listed company (NASDAQ: BIDU) since September 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Yu served as the chief financial officer of Weibo Corporation, a social media company (NASDAQ: WB) from 2015 to 2017. Prior to Weibo, Mr. Yu worked at SINA Corporation, a portal (NASDAQ: SINA) from September 2004 to March 2015, with the last eight years as chief financial officer. Mr. Yu was a non-executive director of Tian Ge Interactive Holdings Limited (HKEX: 1980) from March 2014 to January 2018 and a director of Trip.com Group Ltd (formerly Ctrip.com International, Ltd.) (NASDAQ: CTRP) from October 2017 to October 2019. Mr. Yu currently serves on the board of directors of 58.com Inc. (NYSE: WUBA), an online classified listing company. Mr. Yu, a California Certified Public Accountant, received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz in June 1992, and master’s degree in accounting from the University of Southern California in May 1993.
Mr. Tsun-Ming Kao, also known as Mr. Tsun-Ming (Daniel) Kao (高遵明) 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 has served as the chief technology officer at Vipshop (NYSE: VIPS) since April 2019. 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.