Co-Founder and Executive Chairman
Dr. Gang Yu is our co-founder and has served as our executive chairman since 2015. Since September 2018, Dr. Yu has served as our co-chairman. 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 a director of Midea Group Co., Ltd. (SZSE: 000333), LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LITB) and Chindata Group Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: CD), 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 been a member of the Board of Overseers of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania since 2019. Dr. Yu has published 6 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 our co-founder and has served as our chairman and chief executive officer since 2015. Since September 2018, Mr. Liu has served as our co-chairman. He 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 also serves as an independent director of Hua Medicine (02552.HK). 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. Nee Chuan Teo has served as our independent director since September 2018. Mr. Teo is the chief financial officer of bioduro-sundia, a famous company providing its biopharma customers a single end-to-end solution from early stage drug discovery to late stage manufacturing. Prior to joining bioduro-sundia, Mr. Teo served as chief financial officer of Huazhu Group Limited (formerly China Lodging Group Limited, Nasdaq: HTHT), a leading fast-growing multi-brand hotel group in China from 2015 to 2021. He also served as chief financial officer of Rnomac International Group, the largest Volvo construction equipment distributor in China, from 2011 to 2015; and served as financial controller in Focus Media Group from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Teo received his bachelor of science in accounting and financial analysis from Warwick University, the United Kingdom. He is a chartered certified accountant in the United Kingdom and a certified public accountant in the United States and Hong Kong.
Mr. Jian Sun has served as our independent director since September 2018. Mr. Sun is an executive director and the general manager of BTG Hotels (Group) Co., Ltd. (Shanghai Stock Exchange Stock Code: 600258), a top tourism service company in China. Prior to joining BTG Hotels Group, Mr. Sun served as executive director and chief executive officer of Home Inns Group, a leading economy hotel chain in China previously listed on Nasdaq, from 2004 to 2016. Since 2014, Mr. Sun has served as an independent director and a member of the compensation committee of Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE: LEJU), a leading online-to-offline real estate services provider in China. Mr. Sun holds a bachelor’s degree from Shanghai Medical University in China.
Mr. Jun Luo has served as our independent director since September 2018. Mr. Luo is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Tujia & Sweetome Group, a leading short-term property rental firm in China. Prior to co-founding Tujia & Sweetome Group, Mr. Luo served as general manager of Shanghai SINA Leju and executive president at China Real Estate Information Corporation. Mr. Luo received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in 1994 and master’s degree in software engineering from Beihang University in China in 2010.