Jinbo Yao

Mr. Jinbo Yao

Independent Director

Mr. Jinbo Yao, aged 45, has been an independent Director since November 2014. Mr.Yao is a pioneer in China’s internet industry. He is the founder and has been serving as the chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of 58.com Inc., the shares of which were listed on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: WUBA) until September 2020, since 2013. Since April 2015, Mr. Yao has been serving as the chief executive officer of Ganjiwang (Tianjin) Technology Co., Ltd., the company which owned Ganji.com, a leading online classifieds platform in China. Prior to founding 58.com Inc., in 2000, Mr. Yao founded domain.cn, a domain name transaction and value-added service website in China. After domain.cn was acquired by net.cn in September 2000, Mr. Yao served in various managerial roles at net.cn with his last position as a vice president of sales until May 2001. In September 2001, Mr. Yao co-founded the education company Xueda Education Group, the shares of which were listed on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: XUE) in November 2010 until its delisting in September 2016.

Mr. Yao received his bachelor’s degrees in marine chemistry and computer application from Ocean University of Qingdao (currently known as Ocean University of China in Shandong, China in July 1999.

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