Board of Directors
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.
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.
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.
Mr. Vincent Chun Hung Cheung has served as our director since February 2019. Mr. Cheung has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Top Capital Partners, our operating entity in New Zealand, since October 2016. In addition, he currently serves as a director of several of our subsidiaries in New Zealand and Australia. Mr. Cheung received his bachelor’s degree of commerce from University of Auckland in 2008 and his master’s degree of business management from Shanghai Jiaotong University in 2011. He was certified both as a NZX Advisor by New Zealand Stock Exchange and an Authorized Financial Advisor by the Financial Markets Authority of New Zealand in 2015.
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.
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.
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.