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
Chief Financial Officer and Director
Mr. Conor Chia-hung Yang has served as our director since December 2019 and as our chief financial officer since September 2023. From 2007 to 2023, Mr. Yang served in several chief financial officer positions, including Tuniu Corporation (Nasdaq: TOUR), E-Commerce China Dangdang Inc., and AirMedia Group Inc. Mr. Yang was the chief executive officer of Rock Mobile Corporation from 2004 to 2007, and the chief financial officer of the Asia Pacific region for CellStar Asia Corporation from 1999 to 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Yang was a senior banker at Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C., Lehman Brothers Asia Limited and Morgan Stanley Asia Limited from 1992 to 1999. Mr. Yang currently also serves as an independent director of I-Mab (Nasdaq: IMAB), iQIYI, Inc. (Nasdaq: IQ), Tongcheng Travel Holdings Limited (HKSE: 0780), UP Fintech Holding Ltd (Nasdaq: TIGR) and Smart Share Global Limited (Nasdaq: EM). Mr. Yang received his master’s degree in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Wing Kee Lau
Mr. Wing Kee Lau has served as our director since August 2023. Mr. Lau has been serving as the chief financial officer of RoboSense Technology Co., Ltd. since August 2022. Mr. Lau served as the chief financial officer in Tarena International Inc., a company listed on the NASDAQ (ticker symbol: TEDU) from March 2020 to July 2022. Mr. Lau served as the chief financial officer in Square Panda Inc. from July 2018 to August 2019. Mr. Lau served as the chief financial officer in Perfect World Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SHE: 002624) from March 2007 to June 2018. Mr. Lau served as the chief financial officer and company secretary in Beijing Media Corporation Ltd., a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 1000) from November 2004 to February 2007. Mr. Lau served as a financial director in Ogilvy & Mather Advertising Ltd. Beijing Branch from July 2000 to October 2004. Prior to that, Mr. Lau worked in PricewaterhouseCoopers from January 1994 to July 2000. Mr. Lau is currently serving as an independent director of Genetron Holdings Limited, a company listed on the NASDAQ (ticker symbol: GTH). Mr. Lau obtained a bachelor’s degree in business administration (finance) from the Hong Kong Baptist University in Hong Kong in November 1990, and an executive master of business administration from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in China in September 2011. Mr. Lau is an associate of both of The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and The Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
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. Ning Yang has served as our director since December 2022. Mr. Yang has served as a founding partner of LeBox Capital, a venture investment fund that focuses on early-stage high growth TMT companies in China, since October 2011. 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 Nasdaq-listed 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.