Board of Directors
Jay Wenjie Xiao
Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Jay Wenjie Xiao is our founder, chairman, and chief executive officer. Mr. Xiao has over 10 years of experience in the online finance industry. Prior to founding our company, Mr. Xiao served as product manager in the infrastructure platform department of Tenpay, a leading online payment platform in China owned by Tencent, and was responsible for product development and operations. Mr. Xiao received his bachelor's degree in design from Nanchang Hangkong University in 2005.
Jared Yi Wu
Mr. Jared Yi Wu has served as our president since May 2016 and as our director since November 2017. Prior to joining us, Mr. Wu served at Tencent for 9 years. From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Wu served as general manager of WeChat Pay, an integrated feature in Tencent's WeChat. From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Wu served first as the director of product development at Tenpay and then as its deputy general manager. Mr. Wu received his master's degree in computing and internet systems from King's College London in 2003 and his bachelor's degree in automation from South China University Technology in 2002. He obtained his EMBA degree from China Europe International Business School.
Craig Yan Zeng
Mr. Craig Yan Zeng has served as our chief financial officer since November 2016, and has served as our director from December 2017. Mr. Craig Yan Zeng previously held various senior management positions at other companies. Prior to joining us, Mr. Craig Yan Zeng served as chief financial officer of YeePay. From 2013 to 2015, Mr. Zeng served as vice president of Hop Hing Group Holdings Limited, a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Zeng served as executive vice president of VanceInfo Technologies Inc., a NYSE-listed company. Prior to 2010, Mr. Zeng served as a financial director at Microsoft (Greater China), and was chief operating officer and chief financial officer of Venustech Group Inc. Mr. Zeng received his master's degree in business administration from the Stern School of Business at New York University in 1999 and his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Beijing University of Chemical Technology in 1991.
Mr. Keyi Chen has served as our director since July 2014. Since 2010, Mr. Chen has served as the managing partner for K2 Partners in charge of fund operations. Prior to joining K2 Partners, Mr. Chen served as a principal in Ce Yuan Ventures covering early stage investments in the companies from the technology, media and telecommunication sector. Mr. Chen received his bachelor's degree in economics from Peking University in 2001.
Mr. Yibo Shao has served as our director since July 2014. Mr. Shao is the co-founder and managing partner of Matrix Partners China, a leading venture capital firm in China focusing on the technology sector. Mr. Shao co-founded BabyTree.com, a parenting website and community in China, and co-founded and serves as the chairman of Nuance Biotech Inc. In addition, Mr. Shao founded EachNet.com and served as its chief executive officer until its acquisition by eBay in 2003. He also served as its chief executive officer from 1999 to September 21, 2006. He worked at Boston Consulting Group and Goldman Sachs prior to founding EachNet. Mr. Shao received his bachelor degree in physics and electrical engineering from Harvard College and MBA degree from Harvard Business School. Mr. Shao has been named one of the Young Global Leaders of the World Economic Forum and Entrepreneur of the Year 2003 by Asian Venture Capital Journal.
Mr. Wei Wu has served as our independent director since December 2017. Mr. Wu has over 17 years of experience in the investment banking industry. Mr. Wu held several senior positions at leading investment banks. He served as managing director from 2010 to 2017 and as executive director from 2008 to 2010 at Nomura International (Hong Kong) Limited, leading the coverage of TMT sector and general industrial sectors in China. From 2007 to 2008, Mr. Wu served as senior vice president at Lehman Brothers in Hong Kong. Mr. Wu received his bachelor's degree in economics from Peking University in 1988 and his MBA degree from Harvard Business School in 2000.
Mr. Xiaoguang Wu, also known as Free, currently serves as the co-founder of Welight Capital and as an advisor at Eleven Two Capital. He was named as senior management adviser of Tencent in June 2015. Mr. Wu joined Tencent (SEHK: 00700) in 1999, and was a member of the founding team. He led the development and product planning for Tencent’s core product, QQ, and served as project manager for the QQ research and development team. He also served as general manager of Tencent’s IM product division and the internet business division. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Wu served as chief executive officer of Tencent’s e-commerce unit. Mr. Wu has extensive experience in product research and development, product planning, product operations and marketing internet products. He received his B.S. degree from Nanjing University in 1996, and an EMBA degree from China Europe International Business School in 2008.
Dr. Neng Wang
Dr. Wang has been Chong Khoon Lin Professor of Real Estate at Columbia Business School since July 2007, and a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research since 2009. He has widely published in leading economics, finance, and business journals. Among other awards and honors, he has won a Smith-Breeden Distinguished Paper Prize awarded by the Journal of Finance, and the Bettis Distinguished Scholar Award from Carey School of Business, Arizona State University. He was an editor in the Finance area at the Management Science and is currently an associate editor at the Journal of Finance, among others. Dr. Wang received a B.S. in physical chemistry from Nanjing University, China in 1992, an M.S. in chemistry from California Institute of Technology in 1995, an M.A. in international relations from the University of California, San Diego in 1997, and a Ph.D. in finance from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University in 2002.