James Jun Peng
Mr. James Jun Peng has served as our independent director since September 2018. Mr. Peng is the co-founder and CEO of Pony.ai Inc. Prior to co-founding Pony.ai Inc. in 2016, Mr. Peng served as a chief architect of the autonomous driving division, leading the overall strategy and development of Baidu’s autonomous vehicle from 2011 to 2016. Mr. Peng began his career as a software engineer at Google in 2005, specializing in backend and frontend advertising systems. Mr. Peng obtained a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from Tsinghua University in 1996, a Master of Civil Engineering degree from SUNY-Buffalo in 1998 and a Doctor of Philosophy degree from Stanford University in 2002.