Ms. Jingbo Wang, aged 50, is one of the Founders and has been the chairwoman and chief executive officer of our Group since its inception in August 2005. Ms. Wang has over 20 years of experience in wealth management and asset management industries. Prior to co-founding our Company, from May 2000 to September 2005, Ms. Wang worked in several departments and affiliates of Xiangcai Securities Co., Ltd. (“Xiangcai Securities”), a securities firm in China. Ms. Wang served as the general manager of private banking department at Xiangcai Securities from August 2003 to September 2005, during which she established the securities firm’s wealth management business. Prior to that, she served as a deputy general manager of ABN AMRO Xiangcai Fund Management Co., Ltd., an affiliate of Xiangcai Securities, from February 2002 to August 2003, and as the head of the asset management department at Xiangcai Securities from May 2000 to February 2002.
Ms. Wang was recognized as one of Top 30 Most Influential Business Woman in China in 2019 by China Entrepreneur. In 2017, she was listed on Forbes’ China Top 100 Businesswomen in 2017. In the same year, she was also recognized as an Outstanding Leader of the Year by Wealth APAC, and received International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge Award from the International Women’s Entrepreneurial Challenge (IWEC) Foundation.
Ms. Wang graduated from Global CEO Program of China Europe International Business School in Shanghai, China, in September 2009. Ms. Wang received her master ’s degree in management in December 1999 from Sichuan University in Sichuan China.
Mr. Zhe Yin, aged 47, is one of the Founders and has been a Director since June 2007. Mr. Yin has over 20 years of professional experience in wealth management and asset management industries. He has been serving as the chairman of Gopher Asset Management since March 2021, and served as the chief executive officer of Gopher Asset Management from April 2014 to March 2021 and as the chairman of asset sector of Gopher Asset Management from February 2010 to April 2014. Prior to co-founding our Company, Mr. Yin worked at Xiangcai Securities from November 2003 to September 2005 as a deputy general manager of the private banking department. From July 1997 to October 2003, Mr. Yin served as various positions at Bank of Communications Co., Ltd. Shanghai Branch, with his last position as the foreign exchange product manager of private finance division. Since August 2021, Mr. Yin has been serving as a director of Dalian Zeus Entertainment Co., Ltd., the shares of which are listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (stock code: 002354). From November 2017 to June 2021, Mr. Yin served as an independent director of Guizhou Xinbang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., the shares of which are listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (stock code: 002390).
Mr. Yin served as a co-chairman of the Fund of Funds Professional Committee of Asset Management Associate of China from 2017 to August 2021. He was named as one of the Top 20 China’s Best Private Equity Investors in 2017 and as one of the Top 50 China’s Best Private Equity Investors in 2019, respectively, by China Venture Investment Consulting., Ltd., a leading financial services technology enterprise in China’s private equity investment industry.
Mr. Yin received his MBA degree from China Europe International Business School in Shanghai, China, in September 2010 and his bachelor ’s degree in economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in Shanghai, China, in July 1997.
Mr. Qing Pan, aged 48, has been the chief financial officer of our Company since November 2019. Prior to taking this role, he served as the chief operating officer of Gopher Asset Management from April 2017 to November 2019, primarily responsible for overseeing fund operations, and leading several specialized teams including finance, due diligence, credit rating and valuation. As a veteran in the investment and finance community, prior to joining our Group, Mr. Pan worked at Deloitte for 17 years, including at its Boston office from September 1999 to May 2007, its U.S. headquarter from June 2007 to September 2009, and at its Shanghai office from October 2009 to July 2016 with his last position as an audit partner. During his employment at Deloitte, Mr. Pan was a former member of the accounting research division at U.S. headquarters, and led projects in relation to several Chinese companies’ U.S. listings across various industries. Mr. Pan is a certified public accountant in the U.S., mainland China, and Hong Kong. Since August 2017, Mr. Pan has been serving as an independent director of JCET Co., Ltd., the shares of which are listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 600584).
Mr. Pan obtained his master degree of science/MBA in professional accounting from Northeastern University in Massachusetts, the U.S., in September 1999 and his bachelor’s degree in teaching Chinese as a foreign language from Beijing Foreign Studies University in Beijing, China, in July 1997.
Mr. Jun Lu, aged 51, is the chief technology officer of our Company, primarily responsible for the strategic digital transformation, FinTech platform development, technology architecture optimization, as well as artificial intelligence, data intelligence application and innovation.
Mr. Lu is an internet software veteran with over 20 years of experience in leading development of large-scale software platforms and exploration of cutting-edge technologies in the e-commerce and finance sectors, both in the U.S. and China. Prior to joining our Group, from 2018 to 2020, Mr. Lu was the chief technology officer of Lu International (Singapore) Ltd., a subsidiary of Lufax Holding Ltd, the shares of which are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: LU), where he also served as the head of technology center of Lufax Holding Ltd from November 2016 to July 2020 and an executive member in attendance of Lufax Holding Ltd from 2016 to 2020, primarily in charge of all product research and development activities. From February 1, 2014 to November 4, 2016, Mr. Lu served as the chief technology officer at Vipshop US Inc., the shares of which are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: VIPS), where he also served as a senior director of the technology center, responsible for artificial intelligence and artificial reality/virtual reality technologies in e-commerce, as well as mobile applications development. Prior to that, Mr. Lu also worked at eBay Inc., the shares of which are listed on NASDAQ (ticker symbol: EBAY) in its Silicon Valley headquarters in various roles. He was one of the founders of eBay Inc.’s first application programming interface (API) platform.
Mr. Lu obtained his master’s degrees in computer sciences and electronic engineering, respectively, from University of New Mexico, in New Mexico, the U.S., in July 2020 and his bachelor’s degree in scientific device engineering from Zhejiang University in Zhejiang, China, in July 1992.
Mr. Ligao Zhou, aged 46, has been serving as the chief risk management officer of our Company since October 2017. Mr. Zhou has 20 years of experience in financial risk management. Prior to joining our Group, he worked at JIC Trust Co., Ltd. and served as the head of the Shanghai financial market department (outbound investment division) from September 2016 to September 2017, and the head of risk management department from December 2013 to September 2016. He also served as a risk manager at Ping An Trust Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd., the shares of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 02318) and the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 601318), from July 2002 to August 2013. In each of these prior positions above, Mr. Zhou was primarily responsible for risk management. Mr. Zhou has also been certified as a financial risk manager (FRM) by Global Association of Risk Management in April 2010 and a chartered financial analyst (CFA) by the CFA Institute in March 2015. Since December 2017, Mr. Zhou has been serving as independent director of Shenzhen LEDMY CO., Ltd, a light emitting diode service provider in China, and Nirvana Technology (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd., an omni-channel e-commerce operator in China.
Mr. Zhou received his MBA degree from China Europe International Business School in Shanghai, China, in August 2017. He also received his master’s degree in safety technology and engineering in March 2002 and his bachelor’s degree in safety engineering in July 1999, respectively, from Northeastern University in Liaoning, China.
Mr. Jin Chen, aged 54, is the chief executive officer of Noah Digital International. Prior to joining our Group, Mr. Chen worked at ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance Co., Ltd., the first online insurance company in China, the shares of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 06060), where he served as an executive director and the chairman of the investment decision committee from November 2019 to January 2021, and as the general manager and co-chief executive officer from July 2014 to July 2019. From July 2005 to May 2014, he served as the president of the credit card center at China CITIC Bank Corporation Limited, the shares of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 00998) and the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 601998). From July 2002 to July 2005, Mr. Chen served as a deputy manager of China Merchants Fund Management Co., Ltd.. From March 2001 to July 2002, Mr. Chen served as an assistant to the chief executive officer of China Merchants Securities Co., Ltd., the shares of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 06099) and the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 600999). From May 1999 to March 2001, Mr. Chen served as a deputy director of the office of board of directors at China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd., the shares of which are listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 03968) and the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 600036). Since May 2020, Mr. Chen has been serving as an independent director of Shanghai Fuiou Pay Service Co., Ltd., a technology-driven international payment solution provider.
Mr. Chen is an academic entrepreneur with a deep theoretical foundation and rich practical experience. His areas of expertise include financial technology and industrial Internet. He was appointed as an adjunct professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in February 2014, and he currently serves as the executive director of Shanghai Advanced Institute for Financial Research. In addition, Mr. Chen currently serves as a director of the Shanghai Adream Foundation. He was also a representative of the 5th Shenzhen’s People’s Congress and a representative of the 2nd People’s Congress of Huangpu District, Shanghai. He was awarded as the Shenzhen Model Worker, the 4th Shenzhen Top 10 Outstanding Young Entrepreneurand Shanghai Financial Innovation Figure in 2015.
Mr. Chen received his EMBA degree from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in Beijing, China, in October 2012 and his master’s degree and bachelor’s degree in engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (currently known as Huazhong University of Science and Technology in Hubei, China, in June 1994 and July 1991, respectively.