Chairman and co-Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Jun Zhang is one of our four co-founders and our co-chief executive officer. He has been serving as our chief executive officer since January 2011, director since September 2011 and chairman of our board of directors since December 2016. Mr. Zhang served as the operation manager at Wicresoft, a provider of "Internet +" transition service jointly founded by Microsoft Corporation and Shanghai Alliance Investment Limited, from October 2008 to July 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Zhang served as a technical lead of Microsoft Global Technical Engineering Center since 2001. Prior to that, Mr. Zhang worked at Shanghai Online E-Biz Co., Ltd. as a coder and programmer from 2000 to 2001. Mr. Zhang received his bachelor's degree in communication science and engineering and master's degree in industrial engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University in China.
Co-Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Feng Zhang is our co-chief executive officer and has been serving as our chief operating officer since July 2017. Mr. Zhang also served as our chief risk officer from April 2015 to July 2017. Prior to joining us, Mr. Zhang held various positions including analyst, senior analyst, manager, senior manager, head of yield management, and senior director at Capital One Financial Services, a diversified bank that offers a broad array of financial products and services, from 2003 to 2015. Mr. Zhang received his bachelor's degree in computer science from Tsinghua University, master's degree in computer science from Chinese Academy of Science, master's degree in computer science from Virginia Tech, and MBA degree from Duke University, The Fuqua School of Business.
Deputy Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer
Mr. Tiezheng Li is one of our four co-founders and has been serving as our chief strategy officer since July 2017 and deputy chairman since September 2018. Mr. Li has been our director since February 2015 and also served as our chief operating officer from April 2015 to July 2017 and our chief risk officer from January 2011 to April 2015. Prior to founding Paipaidai, Mr. Li served as a risk manager at China Minsheng Banking Corporation Limited from 2006 to 2011. Mr. Li received his bachelo's degree in civil engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University in China and FMBA degree from China Europe International Business School in China.
Director and President
Mr. Honghui Hu is one of our four co-founders and has been serving as our president since January 2011 and director since September 2011. Prior to founding Paipaidai, Mr. Hu worked as a lawyer and a senior partner at several PRC law firms from 2001 to 2009. From 2000 to 2001, Mr. Hu served as a loan officer in Shanghai Branch of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited. Mr. Hu received his bachelor's degree in economics from Shanghai Jiaotong University in China and master's degree in economics from Fudan University in China.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Simon Tak Leung Ho has been serving as our Chief Financial Officer since September 2016. Prior to joining us, Mr. Ho served various positions at Citigroup Global Markets Asia Limited from 2008 to 2016 including managing director and head of Asian financials research. Mr. Ho received his bachelor's degree in engineering from Northwestern University, Illinois. Mr. Ho is also a Chartered Financial Analyst.
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Jinqi Si joined us in September 2017 and has been serving as our chief technology officer since December 2017. Prior to joining us, Mr. Si served as the vice president of technology at China Reading Limited of Tencent Group from November 2014 to September 2017. Mr. Si served as a vice president of product and chief technology officer at Shanda Literature Limited from December 2006 to November 2014. Mr. Si received his bachelor’s degree in computer science and technology from Lanzhou University of Technology in China.
Chief Product Officer
Mr. Yuxiang Wang has been serving as our Chief Product Officer since June 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. Wang served as the vice president of product at Opera Software ASA, a Norwegian software company, from 2013 to 2015. Mr. Wang worked at Baidu.com as a product head of Baidu mobile browser from 2012 to 2013. Mr. Wang served as the product director at TeleNav, a company providing location-based services including navigation, from 2009 to 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Wang served as a senior product manager at MiTAC Research (Shanghai) Ltd., an electronics company, from 2002 to 2009. Mr. Wang received his bachelor's degree in communication engineering from Jiangsu University in China and his master's degree in software engineering from Fudan University in China.
Chief Risk Officer & Chief Data Officer
Mr. Ming Gu has been serving as our Chief Data Officer since February 2017. He has also served as chief risk officer from July 2017 to September 2018. Mr. Gu joined us in April 2014 and served various positions before serving as our Chief Data Officer. Prior to joining us, Mr. Gu worked at Opera Solutions, a company providing big-data analytics and data services to clients in the financial sector, as an analytics manager from January 2010 to April 2014. Mr. Gu received his bachelor's degree in computer science from Grinnell College, Iowa and PhD degree in computation and neural systems from California Institute of Technology.
Senior Vice President for Finance
Mr. Jiayuan Xu has been serving as our senior vice president for finance since March 2018. Mr. Xu served as the vice president for finance from June 2016 to March 2018. Mr. Xu was an audit manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP from 2003 to 2008. Mr. Xu received his bachelor's degree in international trade and finance from Shanghai Jiaotong University in China and FMBA degree from China Europe International Business School. Mr. Xu is also a member of Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants.