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 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.
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 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.
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 May 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.
Mr. Zheng Liu has been our director since March 2021. Mr. Zheng Liu has been the Chief Financial Officer of Cainiao Network since February 2016. From June 2010 to February 2016, Mr. Liu served as Senior Finance Director with Alibaba Group and was responsible for financial operations of TMall, Taobao and Alibaba.com. From January 2005 to May 2010, Mr. Liu held senior positions in corporate finance management in Vimicro, Sky Flying Media and Hurray Holding. From July 2001 to December 2004, Mr. Liu worked at PwC’s audit division. Mr. Liu has been a non-executive director of Alibaba Pictures Group Limited (SEHK: 1060) since October 2021 and a non-executive director of AGTech Holdings Limited (SEHK: 8279) since December 2021. Mr. Liu received his bachelor’s degree in Business English from Beijing Foreign Studies University in July 2001. Mr. Liu is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA).
Mr. Xing Liu 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 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 is currently a director of Hwabao WP Fund Management Co., Ltd. Mr. Wei was 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.
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 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 became our director in October 2016. Mr. Yu has served as chief strategy officer of Baidu, Inc., a leading AI company with a strong Internet foundation (NASDAQ: BIDU, HKEX: 9888) since August 2021. From September 2017 to November 2021, Mr. Yu served as Baidu’s chief financial officer, overseeing its finance and purchasing functions. Prior to joining Baidu, 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 from 2004 to 2015, beginning as a Vice President, Finance, and in 2006 became the chief financial officer. Mr. Yu currently serves on the board of directors of iQIYI (NASDAQ: IQ). 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 in accountancy (MAcc) from the University of Southern California in May 1993.
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.
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.