Board of Directors
Dr. Jinyi Guo has served as our director since June 2018 and our chairman of the Board and the chief executive officer since July 2020. Dr. Guo served as the assistant to the chairman for UCAR Inc. from 2016 to 2017. He worked at Ministry of Transport from 2011 to 2016, and worked at China Academy of Transportation Sciences as a research assistant from 2009 to 2011. Dr. Guo obtained his master’s degree in July 2005 and a Ph.D. in July 2009 from Beijing Jiaotong University, majoring in transportation planning and management. Dr. Guo was a visiting scholar at the University of Leeds in 2008.
Mr. Wenbao Cao has served as our director since May 2020 and Senior Vice President of the Company in charge of store operations and customer service since June 2018. Before joining the Company, Mr. Cao had over 23 years of experience at McDonald's China and served in various positions, including vice president and North regional manager at McDonald's China.
Mr. Gang Wu has served as our director since May 2020 and Vice President of the Company in charge of strategic partnerships since March 2019, and has also been in charge of supply chain management since April 2020. Before joining the Company, Mr. Wu had over 26 years of experience in airline industry, including holding senior management positions at China United Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Air China.
Mr. Feng Liu is a leading scholar expertized on accounting studies. Mr. Liu is currently a professor and the director of Center for Accounting Studies at Xiamen University. Mr. Liu has also accumulated rich experience on practices in auditing, accounting, internal control and risk management with long time severing as an independent director of different companies and consultant of various firms.
Mr. Yang Cha has more than 20 years of work experience in law, investment and management. From 2013 to 2019, Mr. Cha acted as the President of Tsinghua Education Foundation, North America, a non-profit organization registered in, and regulated by, authorities in the United States, in the meanwhile acting as a venture partner for several venture capital firms with a focus on early-stage technology start-ups. Prior to that, Mr. Cha worked at leading law firms in the United States and China with a focus in corporate finance and governance matters.
Mr. Shao has served as an independent director and the chairman of the audit committee of 21Vianet Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: VENT) since 2015, Jumei International Holding Ltd. (NYSE: JMEI) since 2014, LightInTheBox Holdings Co. Ltd. (NYSE: LITB) since 2013, UTStarcom Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ: UTSI) since 2012 and China Biologic Products, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBPO) since 2008. Mr. Shao served as an independent director, the chairman of the compensation committee and the chairman of the corporate governance and nominating committee of Agria Corporation (NYSE: GRO) from 2008 to 2017, from 2008 to 2010 and from 2010 to 2017, respectively. He served as the chief financial officer and a board member of Trina Solar Limited from 2006 to 2008 and from 2015 to 2017, respectively. Mr. Shao also served as a director of Yongye International, Inc. from 2009 to 2014. In addition, Mr. Shao served as the chief financial officer of ChinaEdu Corporation, and of Watchdata Technologies Ltd from 2004 to 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Shao worked at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA Ltd. for approximately a decade. Mr. Shao obtained a bachelor's degree in art from East China Normal University in 1982 and a master's degree in health care administration from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1988. Mr. Shao is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.