Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Huiping Yan has served as our chief financial officer since May 2018 and was our vice president of finance from January 2018 to May 2018. Before joining ZTO, Ms. Yan spent approximately seven years serving as the Chief Financial Officer of a number of Chinese TMT and hospitality companies including two years at Cainiao Network, the logistics arm of Alibaba, (NYSE: BABA, HKEX: 9988), and over four years at Home Inns, 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 various key roles in corporate and operational financial management. Prior to that, Ms. Yan spent over six years at Deloitte & Touche in the U.S. in tax services. Ms. Yan is also an independent non-executive director appointee of TUHU Car Inc., a leading integrated online and offline platform for automotive service in China and submitted an application for listing on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in January 2022. Ms. Yan studied at Shanghai International Studies University, where she majored in English literature and linguistics and received a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an accounting major from Hawaii Pacific University in August1991. Ms. Yan graduated from the GE experienced financial leadership program in September 2003 and is a U.S.-certified public accountant with a CGMA designation (AICPA).
Vice President of Overseas Operations
Mr. Jianchang Lai has been our vice president of overseas operations since September 2016. Mr. Lai was our director from January2014 to September 2016 and our head of network partner management since our inception to September 2016. Mr. Jianchang Lai is a brother-in-law to Mr. Meisong Lai.
Vice President of Information Technology
Mr. Jingxi Zhu has been our head of information technology since July 2003 and has served as a vice president of information technology since September 2016. From January 2014 to September 2016, Mr. Zhu was also our director. Mr. Zhu received an EMBA from Renmin University of China in 2021.
Vice President of Public Relations
Mr. Jianfeng Zhang has served as our vice president of public relations since February 2016. Mr. Zhang served as Assistant Director of the News & Information Center of Xinhua News Agency Shanghai Bureau from June 2012 to February 2016 and Deputy Director of the Image Center of Xinhua News Agency Shanghai Bureau from August 2010 to February 2016. Mr. Zhang received a master’s degree in business administration from Arizona State University in December 2017, a master’s degree in arts from Renmin University in China in June 2012 and a bachelor’s degree in law from Shanghai International Studies University in China in July 2006.