Co-Founder and Executive Chairman
Dr. Gang Yu is 111’s co-founder and has served as its executive chairman since 2015. Dr. Yu has over 23 years of experience in the technology sector and 14 years of experience in the e-commerce industry. He is a recipient of numerous prestigious international awards, including the 2002 Franz Edelman Management Science Achievement Award from INFORMS and the 2012 Martin K. Starr Excellence in Production and Operations Management Practice Award from POMS. Dr. Yu co-founded and served as chairman of YHD.com, a leading e-commerce company in China. Dr. Yu currently serves as an independent director on the board of Baozun, Inc. (Nasdaq: BZUN) and as the co-chairman of the board of Zall Group (02098.HK). Prior to founding YHD.com, Dr. Yu served as the vice president of Worldwide Procurement at Dell Inc. from 2006 to 2007 and the vice president of Worldwide Supply Chain at Amazon.com from 2004 to 2006. Before Amazon, Dr. Yu was the chair professor at McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin from 1989 to 2004. Dr. Yu received his bachelor's degree in science from Wuhan University in 1982, master's degree in physics from Cornell University in 1986 and Ph.D. degree in decision sciences from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1990. Dr. Yu has published 4 books and over 80 journal articles. Dr. Yu also holds three U.S. patents related to airline optimization solutions.
Co-Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Junling Liu is 111’s co-founder and has served as its chairman and chief executive officer since 2015. Mr. Liu co-founded and served as chief executive officer of YHD.com from 2008 to 2015. Prior to founding YHD.com, Mr. Liu served as the global vice president and president for mainland China and Hong Kong at Dell Inc. from 2006 to 2007. He also held numerous executive positions at internationally renowned technology companies such as Avaya China, Openwave Systems and Lucent Technologies Asia. Since January 2015, he has been an independent director of Autohome Inc. (NYSE: ATHM), the leading online destination for automobile consumers. Mr. Liu received his bachelor's degree in education from Flinders University in Australia in 1991 and master's degree in international business administration from Flinders University in 1998. Mr. Liu became an inductee of China's Thousand Talent Plan in 2012.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Yang Chen has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately on February 27, 2019.
Before joining 111, Mr. Chen served as Chief Financial Officer of iKang Healthcare Group Inc. (NASDAQ: KANG) from April 2013 to February 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Chen was Vice President of Finance and Strategy at Campbell Soup Asia Limited and Lee Kum Kee Sauce Group. He also held various senior finance positions at Dumex China, PepsiCo Greater China Region and Wyeth China. Previously, Mr. Chen was an auditor at Arthur Andersen & Co. He received his bachelor’s degree from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and his EMBA degree from Olin School of Business at Washington University.