Board of Directors
Zhi Yan has been our director since March 2016. Mr. Yan is the founder, chief executive officer and co-chairman of the board of directors of Zall Group (HKSE Code: 2098). Mr. Yan has approximately 12 years of experience in the commercial property and wholesale shopping mall industries, as well as approximately 20 years of experience in business management in various industries. Mr. Yan has been appointed as a non-executive director and the chairman of CIG Yangtze Ports PLC (HKSE Code: 8233) since 2011. Mr. Yan received a master’s degree in business administration for senior executives from Wuhan University in February 2008 and an executive master of business administration degree at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Management in 2013.
Jian He has served as LightInTheBox’s Chief Executive Officer since 2018. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. He was the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ezbuy, a Singapore-based leading cross-border e-commerce platform founded in 2010 and acquired by LightInTheBox in 2018. Ezbuy serves as a benchmark for e-commerce success in Singapore and for the region with its wide selection of fast-moving consumer goods, beauty and healthcare, fashion, electronics and home décor products. Ezbuy was the go-to platform for the best deals and came in second place in Google’s “Year In Search” list for 2017 and 2018 in Singapore. Under Mr. He’s leadership, gradually expanded to into other countries and regions including Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Pakistan and Taiwan. Mr. He was appointed CEO of both Ezbuy and LightInTheBox following the acquisition. Prior to co-founding Ezbuy, Mr. He worked in the semiconductor industry for more than nine years at GLOBALFOUNDRIES and SMIC where he was responsible for leading the teams developing 0.18, 0.13-micron and 65nm technology nodes and accelerating the pace of technological change, innovation, and market adaptation for their business intelligence units. Mr. He received a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Zhejiang University and a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from Fudan University in China.
Zhiping Qi has served as our director since June 2018 and served as our chief executive officer from June 2018 to November 2018. Mr. Qi is one of the founding team members of Shenzhen Sinoagri E-Commerce Co, Ltd., an online agricultural procurement and distribution service provider, and served as its Co-President and Vice Chairman from 2010 to 2017. Mr. Qi was responsible for its overall strategic planning, investments, and management. Mr. Qi has been Executive Director and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Zall since July 2018. Mr. Qi has extensive experience in operating and managing supply chains, investing in the development of e-commerce platforms, strategic planning and the management and deployment of resources globally. Mr. Qi obtained his bachelor’s degree in corporate management from Shenzhen University and has completed an EMBA program at the China Europe International Business School.
Zhentao Wang has been our director since July 2015. Mr. Wang is the founder and chairman of the board of directors of AoKang. He founded Yongjia County Aolin Shoe Factory, the predecessor of AoKang, in 1988. Mr. Wang received his EMBA degree from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in 2006 and also an EMBA degree from the HEC School of Management in France in 2007. Mr. Wang has received numerous accolades and awards in China, including the National Labor Day Award in 2002, China’s Industry Leader of Private Industrial Enterprises in 2003, and the Outstanding Person of China’s Economic Development in 2006.
Gang Yu has been our director since March 2016. Dr. Yu is an executive director and co-chairman of the board of directors of Zall Group (HKSE Code: 2098). Dr. Yu has been the co-founder and executive chairman of 111 Inc. (Nasdaq: YI ) since 2015. Dr. Yu co-founded and served as chairman of YHD.com, a leading e-commerce company in China. Dr. Yu currently serves as an independent director on the board of Baozun, Inc. (Nasdaq: BZUN). Prior to founding YHD.com, Dr. Yu served as the vice president of Worldwide Procurement at Dell Inc. from 2006 to 2007 and the vice president of Worldwide Supply Chain at Amazon.com from 2004 to 2006. Before Amazon, Dr. Yu was the chair professor at McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin from 1989 to 2004. Dr. Yu obtained his bachelor degree in science from Wuhan University in 1982 and his master degree in science from Cornell University in 1985. Dr. Yu received his Ph.D. from the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania in 1990.
Xiongping Yu has been our director since June 2016. Mr. Yu is a director of Aokang and was previously the chief financial officer of Aokang Group Co., Ltd. Mr. Yu received a bachelor’s degree from Dongbei University of Finance & Economics in 2005.
Meng Lian has served as our director since November 2018. Mr. Lian is a partner of IDG Capital, where he focuses on nternet, Mobile Internet, as well as a combination of new technology and traditional consumer products and services. Prior to joining IDG Capital, Mr. Lian worked at New Oriental Education & Technology Group (NYSE: EDU). He holds an MBA from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and a bachelor’s degree in Law from Ji’nan University.
Peng Wu has been our independent director since January 2019. Dr. Wu has been a professor and an associate dean of Business School, Sichuan University since 2017. Dr. Wu’s main research area is supply chain management, and he has worked on numerous consulting projects for companies in China and the UK. Dr. Wu obtained his bachelor’s degree in management from Tsinghua University in 2004 and his Ph.D. degree in management from Tsinghua University in 2010. Before joining Sichuan University, Dr. Wu worked at South China University of Technology and Cambridge University.
Hanhua Wang has been our independent director since August 2019. Dr. Wang is a veteran of the technology industry in China, bringing more than 20 years of corporate experience managing teams in various sectors of e-commerce, telecommunication, IoT and smart home solutions. Previously, he served as president of Amazon China between 2005 and 2012. During this appointment, he oversaw the operation and financial control of the company, including, among others, regularly reviewing accountant reports and discussing financial strategy and performance with other management teams. Prior to that, Dr. Wang was vice president of the Asia Pacific region at Motorola and general manager for its China Mobile business unit. He also served as an independent director on the board of Haier Electronics, a listed company on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. After graduating from the East China Normal University with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in Education Psychology, Dr. Wang continued his studies in the United States and earned a PhD degree in Education Psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Lei Deng has been our independent director since April 2020. Dr. Deng is a senior partner since 2004 at China Commercial Law Firm, a leading and full-service law firm in China. In addition, Dr. Deng has over 13 years of corporate governance experience in listed companies. Dr. Deng serves as an independent director in various listed companies including Shenzhen Huaqiang Industrial Co., Ltd., and China Fangda Group Co., Ltd. Dr. Deng is also a consultant for Shenzhen Stock Exchange, providing advisory and legal services to governments and enterprises on corporate governance and capital market regulations. Dr. Deng obtained his Bachelor and Master’s degree in law from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, and his Doctor’s degree in law from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law.