Dr. Jinyi Guo is one of the co-founders of the Company and 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 at various positions at 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. Reinout Hendrik Schakel has served as our chief financial officer and chief strategy officer since January 2019. Mr. Schakel worked at the corporate & institutional banking division of Standard Chartered Bank as an executive director from 2016 to 2018. From 2008 to 2016, Mr. Schakel served successively as an analyst, associate and vice president for the investment banking division of Credit Suisse. Mr. Schakel obtained a master of business administration degree from Erasmus University in December 2005.
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. Mr. Cao is also currently in charge of business development of the Company. 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 Senior Vice President of the Company in charge of public affairs and strategic cooperation since February 2021. Before joining the Company, Mr. Wu had over 26 years of experience in the airline industry, including holding senior management positions at China United Airlines, China Eastern Airlines and Air China.
Mr. Fei Yang has served as our chief growth officer in charge of sales growth, user operation and marketing since June 2020. He is one of the co-founders of the Company and has been responsible for Luckin's brand creation since the inception of our Company. Mr. Yang has more than 20 years’ experience in the areas of branding and digital marketing. He is also the author of The Flow-Pool Thinking, a popular book on sales and marketing in China. Mr. Yang obtained his master’s degree in journalism and communication from the Communication University of China.
Mr. Shan Jiang joined Luckin in September 2020 as special counsel and was named senior vice president in charge of legal and compliance matters in February 2021. Before joining the Company, Mr. Jiang served as Associate General Counsel of Airbnb, Inc. (NASDAQ: ABNB), where he was in charge of legal and compliance matters in China. Prior to joining Airbnb, Inc., Mr. Jiang has worked for Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) and also for Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, where he had experiences in major commercial transactions and capital markets. Mr. Jiang obtained a bachelor’s degree from Peking University, a master’s degree in computer science from Dartmouth College and a Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School.
Mr. Weiming Zhou has served as our senior vice president in charge of product since December 2019. Mr. Zhou has more than 20 years’ work experience in catering and food sectors. Before joining the Company, Mr. Zhou served as senior director of Meituan (3690.HK), where he was in charge of catering and proprietary products. Prior to joining Meituan, Mr. Zhou served as a director of product development of Yum! Brands, where he was in charge of product development. Prior to that, Mr. Zhou served in various positions in Coca Cola and McCormick. Mr. Zhou obtained his bachelor’s degree in grain and oilseeds engineering from Jiangnan University (formerly known as Wuxi Institute of Light Industry).