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 he 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.
Quji (Alan) Guo is our co-founder who joined our company in 2008. He has served as a director since 2008 and served as out chief executive officer from 2008 to 2018. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Guo served as the chief strategist and the special assistant to the president of Google China from 2005 to 2008, where he was instrumental for building Google’s China operation and led many of its strategic product and business initiatives, including the launch of Google Music, the first advertiser-sponsored free music download service in China, as well as certain strategic investments. Prior to joining Google China, he was a product manager with Google in the United States. In 2004, he worked for the corporate business development team at Amazon participating in the acquisition of , the predecessor of Amazon’s China operation. From 2001 to 2003, he was a software design engineer at the headquarters of Microsoft Corporation, participating in the development of MSN, IE and Windows. Mr. Guo received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1999, his master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2001, and his MBA degree from Stanford University in 2005. Mr. Guo is a holder of a number of patents in software and Internet technologies in the United States.
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.
Sean Shao currently serves as independent director and chairman of the audit committee of: 21Vianet Group, Inc., a carrier-neutral internet data center services provider listed on NASDAQ since August 2015; Jumei International Holding Ltd., an e-commerce company listed on NYSE since May 2014; LightInTheBox Holdings Co. Ltd., an e-commerce company listed on NYSE since June 2013; UTStarcom Holdings Corp., a provider of broadband equipment and solutions listed on NASDAQ since October 2012 and China Biologic Products, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company listed on NASDAQ since July 2008. He served as the chief financial officer and a Board member of Trina Solar Limited from 2006 to 2008 and from 2015 to 2017, respectively. In addition, Mr. Shao served from 2004 to 2006 as the chief financial officer of ChinaEdu Corporation, an educational service provider, and of Watchdata Technologies Ltd., a Chinese security software company. Prior to that, Mr. Shao worked at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA Ltd. for approximately a decade. Mr. Shao received his master’s degree in health care administration from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1988 and his bachelor’s degree in art from East China Normal University in 1982. Mr. Shao is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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.