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.