The following members make up the LIULISHUO Board of Directors. Please select an individual member below to learn more about them and the committees they contribute to.
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Yi Wang is one of our founders, and has served as the chairman of our board of directors and our chief executive officer since the inception of our company. Prior to that, Dr. Wang served as a product director at AdChina, a leading online advertising platform in China, from April 2011 to August 2012. From July 2009 to April 2011, he served as a product manager at Google and was responsible for various key features and systems of Google Analytics and Google's cloud infrastructure. He received his bachelor's degree and master's degree in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University in 2003 and 2005, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in computer science from Princeton University in 2009.
Director and Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Zheren Hu is one of our founders, and has served as our director and chief technology officer since the inception of our company. He has also been in charge of our English for Adults business since April 2018. From 2010 to 2011, Mr. Hu served as an engineer at Quantcast, an AI-driven data analytics company. Mr. Hu received his bachelor's degree of engineering in computer science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2006 and his master's degree of science in management information systems from the University of Arizona in 2008.
Director and Chief Scientist
Mr. Hui Lin is one of our founders, and has served as our director and chief scientist since the inception of our company. Prior to that, Dr. Lin served as a research scientist at Google from 2012 to 2013. Dr. Lin received his bachelor's degree and master's degree in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University in 2003 and in 2006, respectively, and his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Washington in 2011.
Dr. Li‐Lan Cheng has served as our independent director since September 2018. Dr. Cheng has served as the chief operating officer of E‐House (China) Holdings Limited, a real estate services company in China, since 2012 and previously served as its chief financial officer from 2006 to 2012. Dr. Cheng has also served as the acting chief financial officer of Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE: LEJU), since June 2017. Dr. Cheng has also been an executive director of E-House (China) Enterprise Holdings Limited (SEHK: 2048), since March 2018. From 2005 to 2006, Dr. Cheng served as the chief financial officer of SouFun Holdings Limited, a leading real estate internet portal and a leading home furnishing website in China. From 2002 to 2004, he served as an executive director and the chief financial officer of SOHO China Limited, a real estate developer in China. Currently, Dr. Cheng also serves as an independent director of 51job, Inc. (Nasdaq: JOBS). Dr. Cheng received his bachelor's degree in economics from Swarthmore College and his Ph.D. degree in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Cheng is a chartered financial analyst (CFA).
Mr. Tiak Koon Loh has served as our independent director since December 2018. Since 2006, Mr. Tiak Koon Loh has served as the chief executive officer of Pactera Technology International Ltd. (formerly HiSoft Technology International Ltd.), a leading global IT services company. With over thirty years’ experience in leading technology investments and building IT services businesses, he has a successful track record serving in both global and regional top executive positions at Tier-1 companies including IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Capgemini and Internet Capital Group. Mr. Loh received his bachelor degree in electrical engineering from National University of Singapore.
Ms. Min (Jenny) Zhang has served as the executive vice chair-lady of Huazhu Group Limited (“Huazhu”) (Nasdaq: HTHT) since November 2019. She served as the chief executive officer of Huazhu from May 2015 to November 2019, and previously as the president. She also served as chief financial officer and chief strategy officer of Huazhu from March 2008 to May 2015, and from November 2013 to January 2015, respectively. Ms. Min (Jenny) Zhang has more than 15 years of experience in finance and consulting with multinational companies. Prior to joining Huazhu in 2007, she was the finance director of Eli Lilly (Asia) Inc., Thailand branch and the chief financial officer of ASIMCO Casting (Beijing) Company, Ltd. She also worked previously with McKinsey & Company, Inc. as a consultant. Ms. Min (Jenny) Zhang received her MBA from Harvard Business School and received her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the University of International Business and Economics.