Ms. May Yihong Wu
Ms. May Yihong Wu has served as our independent director since November 2010 and is chairwoman of the Compensation Committee. Since 2010, Ms. Wu has served as the chief strategy officer of Homeinns Hotel Group, an economy hotel chain based in China that is listed on the NASDAQ Global Market - since April 2010.
Ms. Wu was the chief financial officer of Homeinns from July 2006 to April 2010. From January 2005 to March 2006, Ms. Wu was first vice president at Schroder Investment Management North America Inc., and a vice president from January 2003 to December 2004, responsible for investment research and management of various funds specializing in the consumer and services sectors.Ms. Wu holds a bachelor’s degree from Fudan University in China, a master’s degree from Brooklyn College at the City University of New York and an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.