Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Jinfeng Huang is our founder and has served as our director and chief executive officer since our inception. Mr. Huang served as a vice president at Hunan Yujiahui Cosmetics Co., Ltd. from 2011 to 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Huang served as a market research manager at Guangzhou P&G Co., Ltd. from 2007 to 2010. Mr. Huang received his bachelor's degree in international commerce and trading from Sun Yat-sen University in 2007 and his MBA degree from Harvard Business School in 2017.
Chief Financial Officer and Director
Donghao Yang has served as our director since July 2020 and our chief financial officer since November 2020. Mr. Yang served as the chief financial officer at Vipshop Holdings Ltd. (NYSE: VIPS) from August 2011 to November 2020. Prior to joining Vipshop, Mr. Yang held senior executive and managerial positions in several public and private companies, including serving as the chief financial officer of Synutra International Inc. (Nasdaq: SYUT) from May 2010 to August 2011, as the chief financial officer of Greater China of Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE: TSN) from March 2007 to April 2010, and as a finance director of Asia Pacific of Valmont Industries, Inc. (NYSE: VMI) from October 2003 to March 2007. Mr. Yang has been a member of the board of directors of XPeng, Inc. (NYSE: XPEV) since August 2020, and has joined the board of directors of Vipshop since November 2020. Mr. Yang received his bachelor’s degree in international economics from Nankai University in 1993 and his MBA from Harvard Business School in 2003.
Sidney Xuande Huang has served as our independent director since November 2020. Mr. Huang is currently a senior advisor to JD.Com, Inc. (NASDAQ: JD; HKG: 9618) and was its chief financial officer from September 2013 until his retirement in September 2020, including the last three months as an executive coach to his successor. Mr. Huang has been a member of the board of directors of Kuaishou Technology (HKG: 1024) since February 2021 and was a member of the board of directors of Bitauto Holdings Limited (NYSE: BITA) from November 2010 to August 2020. Prior to JD.com, Mr. Huang was the chief financial officer of VanceInfo Technologies Inc. (NYSE: VIT) and its successor company, Pactera Technology International Ltd., from July 2006 to September 2013. He also served as the co-president of VanceInfo Technologies Inc. from 2011 to 2012 and its chief operating officer from 2008 to 2010. Prior to VanceInfo Technologies Inc., he was the chief financial officer of two other China-based companies in technology and internet sectors between 2004 and 2006. Mr. Huang was an investment banker at Citigroup Global Markets Inc. in New York from 2002 to 2004. He held various positions including audit manager at KPMG LLP from 1996 to 2000 and was a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York. Mr. Huang obtained his master’s degree in business administration with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University as an Austin Scholar. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bernard M. Baruch College, where he graduated as class valedictorian.
Bonnie Yi Zhang has served as our independent director since November 2020. Ms. Zhang is the chief financial officer of Sina Corporation. Ms. Zhang has served as independent director of Dada Nexus Limited, a Nasdaq-listed local on-demand retail and delivery platform in China, since June 2020. From March 2014 to March 2015, Ms. Zhang served as the chief financial officer of Weibo Corporation, a Nasdaq-listed social media platform in China and one of Sina Corporation’s subsidiaries. Before joining Weibo, Ms. Zhang was the chief financial officer of AdChina Ltd., an integrated internet advertising platform in China, from May 2011 to February 2014. Prior to that, Ms. Zhang was an audit partner of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu based in Shanghai, with a focus on serving Chinese companies making initial public offerings in the United States and Chinese companies listed in the United States, from October 2007 to April 2011. Ms. Zhang served as a senior manager in the National Office SEC Services group of Deloitte & Touche, LLP from May 2005 to August 2007, where she was responsible for pre-issuance reviews of securities offering documents and periodic reports to be filed with the SEC with a focus on foreign private issuers. Ms. Zhang had also served as an independent board member of Dada Nexus Limited, a NASDAQ listed company since June 2020. Ms. Zhang received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from McDaniel College. Ms. Zhang is a certified public accountant in the State of Maryland and is a member of the American Institution of Certified Public Accountants.
Jiming Ha has served as our independent director since March 2021. Currently, Dr. Ha is also a visiting scholar at the University of Virginia, which position he has taken since May 2019. From April 2018 to January 2021, Dr. Ha served as an independent director of Lufax Holding Ltd (NYSE: LU). From January 2018 to December 2019, he was an independent director of Luokung Technology Corp. (Nasdaq: LKCO). Prior to his directorship with Luokung Technology Corp. Dr. Ha was a senior fellow at China Finance 40 Forum from May 2017 to January 2018 and served as a managing director at Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. in investment banking services from October 2010 to April 2017. He was the chief economist at China International Capital Corporation from 2004 to 2010. Before that, Dr. Ha was a senior economist at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) from 1993 to 2004, and worked at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority within the IMF from 2001 to 2003. He also served as the IMF resident representative to Indonesia from 1999 to 2001. Dr. Ha received his Ph.D degree in economics from the University of Kansas, and his master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in science from Fudan University.