Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Hongqun Hu (胡紅群) 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.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Huiping Yan (顏惠萍) 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 ofAlibaba (NYSE: BABA), 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 a number of 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 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 August 1991. 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 (賴建昌) has been our vice president of overseas operations since September 2016. Mr. Lai was our director from January 2014 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, and a cousin to Mr. Jianfa Lai.
Vice President of Information Technology
Mr. Jingxi Zhu (朱晶熙) 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 graduated from Nanjing Army Command College in China with a major in economics and management in June 2014 (partially through long distance learning) and from Yancheng Teachers University in China with a major in electrified education in June 2003.
Vice President of Public Relations
Mr. Jianfeng Zhang (張建鋒) 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.