Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Tianhua Wu
Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Tianhua Wu has served as our Chief Executive Officer, or CEO and director since January 2018. Mr. Wu is the founder and CEO of Ningxia Rongke, which was founded in June 2014. Between 2005 and 2014, Mr. Wu served at Youdao of NetEase Inc., where he was responsible for core search. Mr. Wu has received many honors in the business world. He was awarded “Entrepreneurial Elite under 35” in 2016 and “40 Business Elites under 40 in China” in 2017. He currently serves as a director for Ningxia Haozhong Management Consulting Center LLP and Beijing Yian Management & Consulting Co., Ltd. Mr. Wu obtained both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science and technology from Tsinghua University.

Lei Fang
Director

Mr. Lei Fang has served as our director since June 2018. Mr. Fang has served as a vice president of Ningxia Rongke since 2016. Before joining us, he worked as regional sales director at Guosen Securities Co., Ltd.’s Beijing Branch from 2007 to 2011, as well as director of business management center and general manager of Majiapu business department from 2012 to 2015. Mr. Lei Fang received his bachelor’s degree in international business from China Institute of Defense Science and Technology.

David Friedland
Director

Mr. David Friedland has served as our director since June 2018. Mr. Friedland is the regional head and managing director of Interactive Brokers Group’s Asia Pacific operations. Mr. Friedland’s tenure with Interactive Brokers Group dates back to 1985 where he assisted with the programming and development of its trading systems. In 1995, Mr. Friedland relocated to Hong Kong to oversee and commence the group’s derivative market making and brokerage operations in Asia and Australia. Mr. Friedland received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Vassar College, cum laude, and an MBA from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA.

Lei Huang
Director

Mr. Lei Huang is the Chief Executive Officer of US Tiger Securities, Inc. Prior to joining US Tiger Securities, Mr. Huang was the Chief Executive office of Haitong Securities USA LLC, and also served as Chief Compliance Officer and Option Manager of CICC US Securities, Inc from 2010 through 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Huang served as a Compliance Officer at Morgan Stanley, Lehman Brothers, and Barclays. Mr. Huang also formerly served as a Regulatory Supervisor at the National Association of Securities Dealers. Mr. Huang holds a Master’s degree in Global Financial Analysis from Bentley University.

Chenglong Zhu
Director
Mr. Chenglong Zhu was approved by the Board to serve as a director of the Company effective April 27, 2020. Mr. Zhu is the business vice president of Beijing Elex Technology Co., Ltd. since February 2018, and since August 2018, he has served as the chief executive officer of Beijing Chuangxin Yizhou Investment Management Co., Ltd. Mr. Zhu received his master’s degree in Guanghua School of Management from Peking University in 2006 and his bachelor’s degree in computer science and technology from Beihang University in 2004. The Board approved Mr. Chenglong Zhu’s appointment on Compensation Committee and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee effective on April 27, 2020.
Xin Fan
Independent Director

Mr. Xin Fan. Mr. Fan has served as chief financial officer of Bilibili Inc. since September 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Fan served as the vice president of finance of Bilibili Inc. since April 2016. Before joining Bilibili Inc., Mr. Fan served as a finance director at NetEase from 2011 to 2016. Prior to 2011, Mr. Fan held various positions at KPMG Huazhen for an aggregate of eight years and served as a senior manager there from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Fan received his bachelor’s degree in international accounting from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in 2001. Mr. Fan is a regular member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a certified public accountant in China. He also holds licenses as a chartered global management accountant and chartered certified accountant in the United Kingdom.

Jian Liu
Independent Director

Mr. Jian Liu. Since 2017, Mr. Liu has served as the Assistant Dean of the Institute of Financial Technology of Tsinghua University and the Deputy Director of Sunshine Internet Finance Innovation Research Center. Prior to that, Mr. Liu served as a general manager, vice president and partner of the investment banking division of Hejun Group Co., Ltd., formerly known as Beijing Hejun Venture Advising Co. Ltd., a managing director of Guangzhou Pingjia Brothers Enterprise Investment Management Co., Ltd., a managing director of Huaxia Keystone Financial Consulting Co., Ltd., and a director of Guangdong Hengxing Group. Mr. Liu received an EMBA degree from the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University and a bachelor’s degree in law from Xiamen University.

Xian Wang
Independent Director

Ms. Xian Wang. Since August 2016, Ms. Wang has worked at the National Institute of Finance at Tsinghua University. Prior to that, Ms. Wang served as a deputy director general at China Securities Regulatory Commission. Ms. Wang received her doctor’s degree in economics from Graduate School of Economics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.