Board of Directors
Mr. Xiaoping Chen is our founder, and has served as the chairman of our board of directors and chief executive officer since our inception. Mr. Chen founded our company in May 2014. Prior to that, he served multiple positions in Midea Group Co., Ltd from 1999 to 2014, including vice president of development department and he was in charge of the research & development center from 2013 to 2014. Mr. Chen received his MBA degree from Sun Yat-sen University, and his dual bachelor’s degrees in engineering and finance from Huazhong University of Science & Technology in 1998.
Mr. De Liu has served as our director since June 2018. Mr. Liu is a co-founder and the senior vice president (Ecosystem) of Xiaomi, a mobile Internet company, where he is responsible for Xiaomi’s IoT and lifestyle products business. Mr. Liu is a leading figure in industrial design in China and has received numerous industrial design awards together with his team, including 5 Red Dot Design Awards (Germany), 18 iF Design Awards (Germany) and 10 Red Star Design Awards (Mainland, China). Mr. Liu also holds various positions, including the vice-chairman of China Industrial Design Association and a member of National Manufacturing Strategy Advisory Committee. Mr. Liu has received many honors in the business world as well. To name a few, he was awarded ‘‘Zhongguancun Top Talent’’ in 2015 and ‘‘Beijing Top Innovative and Entrepreneurial Leading Talent’’ in 2016. Mr. Liu received his bachelor’s degree in industrial design and master’s degree in mechanical design and theory from Beijing Institute of Technology in 1996 and 2001, respectively, and his master’s degree in industrial design from the Art Center College of Design in 2010.
Ms. Jinling Zhang has served as our independent director since September 2018. Prior to her current role at Baidu Capital, Ms. Zhang served as the chief financial officer of Baidu Group in 2017, the vice president of finance and investment of Xiaomi from 2013 to 2016, as the financial controller of Cisco Networks Asia Pacific in Japan and Greater China from 2010 to 2013, and as the financial and operational controller of global operations in Seagate Technology from 2006 to 2010. Ms. Zhang received her bachelor's degree in accounting from Capital University of Economics and Business in 1994, and her MBA from William E. Simon Business School of the University of Rochester in 2001. Ms. Zhang is a Chinese Certified Public Accountant, a Chinese Certified Tax Adviser and an American Certified Public Accountant.
Mr. Weijiang Wu has served as our independent director since September 2018. Mr. Wu has been the vice president of Zhejiang Youpon Integrated Ceiling Co., Ltd., a Shenzhen Stock Exchange listed company, since March 2010, and served several senior roles in charge of marketing and strategies from 2005 to 2009. Prior to his roles in Zhejiang Youpon Tegrated Ceiling Co., Ltd., Mr. Wu served as assistant to marketing manager in Guangdong Opple Lighting Co., Ltd. From 2003 to 2004, and the chief of the franchising department in Guangdong Vatti Group from 2001 to 2002. Mr. Wu received his bachelor's degree in engineering from Huazhong University of Science & Technology in 1998.