Board of Directors
Mr. Eric Siliang Tan is our co-founder, chairman of board of directors and chief executive officer. Mr. Tan has more than 14 years of experience in the Internet industry and serial entrepreneurship experiences. Mr. Tan served as chief executive officer of AdIn Media (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. from 2013 to 2018, an advertising technology company he founded in 2013, which was acquired in 2015 by Wutong Holding Group Co., Ltd., a company listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Prior to that, Mr. Tan was head of advertising solutions of Shanghai Shengyue Advertising Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of SNDA Interactive Entertainment Limited from 2010 to 2013, in charge of developing open Internet advertising platform. Previously, Mr. Tan served at Wealink.com, an Internet recruiting company, as chief technology officer from 2008 to 2009, and at 51.com, an online game company, as engineering manager in 2008. Mr. Tan worked at Yahoo! China, with his last position as senior engineer, from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Tan graduated from Tsinghua University with a bachelor of engineering degree in automation in 2002. Mr. Tan graduated from Chinese Academy of Sciences with master of engineering degree in artificial intelligence in 2006.
Mr. Lei Li is our co-founder and vice chairman of board of directors. Mr. Li has over twelve years of product experience in the Internet industry. Mr. Li served as our chief executive officer from August 2018 to May 2019. Prior to co-founding our company, Mr. Li worked at Anhui Aoding Information Technology Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of AdIn Media (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., from 2013 to 2015, with his last position as director of product engineering. Prior to that, Mr. Li served as director of advertising solutions of Shanghai Shengyue Advertising Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of SNDA Interactive Entertainment Limited from 2010 to 2013. Previously, Mr. Li worked at 51.com, an online game company, from 2007 to 2010, with his last position as manager of research and development. Mr. Li graduated from Open University of China with an associate degree in law in 2014 and a bachelor degree in law in 2017.
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.
Mr. Feng Li has served as our independent director since September 2018. Mr. Li has more than 20 years of experience in business management and financial education. At the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business, he was an Assistant Professor from July 2004 to July 2011 and the Harry Jones Associate Professor with tenure from July 2011 to June 2015. Since July 2015, Mr. Li has been a professor of accounting at Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, where he served as the Faculty Director of the Finance MBA Program and Deputy Dean for Non-Executive Programs. Mr. Li has also been an independent director and the audit committee financial expert for Sungy Mobile Limited, a company listed on the NASDAQ (NASDAQ: GOMO) and Yintech Investment Holdings Limited, a company listed on the NASDAQ (NASDAQ: YIN). Mr. Li is a member of the American Accounting Association and received the Distinguished Contribution to the Accounting Literature Award from the Association in 2018. Mr. Li graduated from Fudan University with a bachelor’s degree in economics in July 1996 and a master’s degree in economics in July 1998. He received his master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago in June 2004 and obtained a Doctor of Philosophy degree in accounting from the University of Chicago in June 2005.
Mr. Jianfei Dong is our director and co-president. Prior to joining our company in May 2018, Mr. Dong served as the co-chief operating officer of Inke, a mobile live streaming platform, from 2017 to 2018. Prior to that, he served as the director of technology and general manager of the mobile applications development department of Baidu from 2008 to 2017. Previously, Mr. Dong worked as a senior research and development engineer on Internet search engine at Kuxun, a travel services and search website, from 2007 to 2008. Mr. Dong graduated from Tsinghua University with a bachelor’s degree in control science and engineering in automation in 2005 and a master’s degree in control science and engineering in automation in 2007.
Mr. Oliver Yucheng Chen is our director. Mr. Chen served as our chief strategy officer from August 2018 to February 2020. Prior to that he was a co-founding partner of Innotech Capitals from 2015 to 2018, chief financial officer at AdIn Media (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. from 2014 to 2015, SNDA Interactive Entertainment Limited SDO division from 2012 to 2014 and Sohu.com video division from 2011 to 2012. Previously, Mr. Chen worked as Asia audit director of PepsiCo from 2009 to 2011. He also worked in the U.S. from 2001 to 2009 at KPMG and at Deloitte. Mr. Chen graduated from University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in economics and a master's degree in accounting in 2001.