Board of Directors
Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Huazhi Hu has been the founder, chief executive officer and the chairman of the board of directors since the inception of our company. Mr. Hu founded our predecessor company, Beijing Yihang Chuangshi Technology Co., Ltd. in 2005, a leader in providing large-scale command-and-control systems. Mr. Hu also worked as the chief technology officer at Beijing 999 Emergency Rescue Center in charge of the development of the emergency command & control center between 2008 and 2010, and worked at Beijing Jindian Group as a vice president overseeing information management between 2006 and 2008. Mr. Hu is a recipient of the Technology Innovation Award presented at the Living Legends of Aviation event in 2019. Mr. Hu attended Tsinghua University majoring in computer science from 1992 to 1997.
Conor Chia-hung Yang
Mr. Conor Chia-hung Yang has served as our director since December 2019. Mr. Yang is the chief financial officer of TalkingData Group Holding Limited since December 2021. Prior to that, Mr. Yang was a co-founder of Black Fish Financial Group Limited, and served as its president from November 2017 to February 2021. Mr. Yang was the chief financial officer of Tuniu Corporation (Nasdaq: TOUR) from January 2013 to November 2017, the chief financial officer of E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc., a previously NYSE-listed company, from March 2010 to July 2012, and the chief financial officer of AirMedia Group Inc., a Nasdaq-listed company, from March 2007 to March 2010. Mr. Yang was the chief executive officer of Rock Mobile Corporation from 2004 to 2007. From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Yang served as the chief financial officer of the Asia Pacific region for CellStar Asia Corporation. Mr. Yang was an executive director of Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. from 1997 to 1999. Prior to that, Mr. Yang was a vice president of Lehman Brothers Asia Limited from 1994 to 1996 and an associate at Morgan Stanley Asia Limited from 1992 to 1994. Mr. Yang currently serves as an independent director of I-Mab (Nasdaq: IMAB) and iQIYI, Inc. (Nasdaq: IQ). Mr. Yang received his master’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1992.
Mr. Dongming Wu has served as our independent director since June 2020. Mr. Wu has served as a Managing Director of DHL-Sinotrans since May 2003. He also currently serves as the Chief Executive Officer of DHL Express China and a Global Management Board Member of DHL Express. DHL-Sinotrans, a leading international express company in China, is a joint venture between the global delivery and logistics giant DHL and Sinotrans. Mr. Wu has over 30 years of experience in the global delivery and logistics industry. He started his career at Sinotrans in July 1986, where he held various senior management positions and most recently served as the chairman of its supervisory board through March 2017. Mr. Wu received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Beijing International Studies University and his EMBA degree from the BiMBA Business School of the National School of Development at Peking University.
Mr. Haoxiang Hou has served as our director since August 2015. Mr. Hou has served as a senior partner, managing director and member of the investment committee of GP Lingang Hi-tech Fund since January 2017, where he plays a key role in fundraising and investment in new energy and new material sectors. Prior to that, he served as a vice president of investment at GP TMT Fund from 2015 to 2016. Mr. Hou was named on the list of “China Top 30 Venture Capitalists Under the Age of 30 in 2018” by Forbes. Mr. Hou received his bachelor’s degree in information security and international finance and his master’s degree in business administration from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2011 and 2015, respectively.
Nick Ning Yang
Mr. Nick Ning Yang has served as our independent director since December 2022. Mr. Yang is a renowned serial technology entrepreneur and investor highlighted by success across the U.S. and China. He is a founding Partner of LeBox Capital, a venture investment fund established in 2011 that focuses on early-stage high growth TMT companies in China. Prior to that, Mr. Yang was a co-founder of KongZhong Corporation, a company focusing on wireless value-added services and listed on Nasdaq in July 2004, and served as Chief Technology Officer from 2002 to 2008. Mr. Yang had also held the position of Vice President of Technology at Sohu (Nasdaq: SOHU) from 2000 to 2001. From 1999 to 2000, Mr. Yang served as Chief Technology Officer of ChinaRen.com, a company he co-founded. Mr. Yang received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan in 1997 and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Stanford University in 1999.