Mr. Hui Zuo, our founder and permanent chairman emeritus, was a pioneer, visionary and respected leader in China’s housing transactions and services industry. Through his vision and leadership, we have gained tremendous amount of industry and operational know-hows through over 20 years of execution excellence, and evolved into the leading platform we are today. During his chairman capacity, Mr. Zuo, together with Beike’s co-founders, Mr. Peng and Mr. Shan, had led our senior management to execute his strong vision to build and launch our Beike platform, pioneer the creation of ACN, continuously invest in talents and technologies, and proactively address industry-wide issues to achieve our continued growth and success. Honored as permanent chairman emeritus, Mr. Zuo’s values and beliefs have been imprinted in our core DNA, strengthening the commitment of our management team and leading our self-driven transformations along the journey ahead.
Mr. Peng co-founded Beike with Mr. Zuo and Mr. Shan and has been serving as the chairman of the Board since May 2021 and an executive Director since December 2018. Mr. Peng has been the chief executive officer of Lianjia.com (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd. (currently known as Beike Zhaofang (Beijing) Technology Co., Ltd.), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company, since April 2017 and successively served as the vice general manager and general manager of Beijing Lianjia since January 2010.
Mr. Peng has accumulated extensive experience in technology and strategic consulting. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Peng served as a senior consultant of strategy and revolution at IBM China Company Limited from July 2006 to January 2010. He acted as a senior manager at E-Power (Hangzhou) Co., Ltd. from August 2001 to March 2003.
Mr. Peng received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and automation from Zhejiang University in June 2001 and an IMBA degree from Tsinghua University in July 2006 (a joint program by Tsinghua University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology).
Mr. Shan co-founded Beike with Mr. Zuo and Mr. Peng. Mr. Shan has been serving as an executive Director of the Company since July 2018. He served as a director of Beijing Lianjia from December 2007 to September 2021 and has been deeply involved in all strategic decisions of Beijing Lianjia in its early development stage, which lays the foundation for the Group.
Mr. Shan has accumulated a deep understanding and experience in the real estate brokerage industry as a veteran and pioneer in the industry. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Shan was a co-founder and served as the vice president of Dalian Haowangjiao Real Estate Brokerage Co., Ltd., a China-based company engaged in real estate brokerage business, from December 1999 to November 2007.
Mr. Shan received an EMBA degree from Tsinghua University in January 2019.
Mr. Tao Xu has been serving as an executive Director since August 2021 and also served as a Director from December 2018 to August 2020. Mr. Tao Xu has been the chief financial officer of Beike since November 2016. Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Tao Xu served as the chief financial officer of Beijing SenseTime Technology Development Co., Ltd. from June 2016 to October 2016. From August 2014 to December 2015, Mr. Tao Xu served as the chief financial officer of Beijing Didi Infinity Technology and Development Co., Ltd. From September 2011 to July 2014, Mr. Tao Xu served as the chief financial officer of the China Region of Dimension Data Information Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. From April 2008 to February 2011, Mr. Tao Xu served as the financial director of China Region of Sun Microsystems China Co., Ltd. From May 2001 to March 2008, Mr. Tao Xu successively served as the financial director of Greater China and the chief financial officer at Lucent Technology (China) Co., Ltd. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Tao Xu served as the financial manager of Beijing Sohu Internet Information Service Co., Ltd. Prior to that, Mr. Tao Xu worked at Pepsi.
Mr. Tao Xu received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Capital University of Economics and Business in July 1996 and a master’s degree of commerce in international professional accounting from the University of New South Wales in October 2005.
Mr. Wangang Xu has been serving as an executive Director since May 2021 and the chief operating officer of the Company since April 2021, and also served as a Director from December 2018 to August 2020. He served as the co-chief operating officer of the Company from May 2018 to April 2021. From July 2017 to May 2018, Mr. Wangang Xu served as the head of the western region of the Group and was responsible for the overall operation management of the western region of the Company. From December 2015 to June 2017, Mr. Wangang Xu served as the general manager of Sichuan Lianjia Real Estate Brokerage Co., Ltd. (“Sichuan Lianjia”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. Mr. Wangang Xu founded Sichuan Eden City Real Estate E-Commerce Co., Ltd. in August 2004 which was deregistered in March 2014 and Sichuan Eden City Real Estate Brokerage Co., Ltd. in December 2009 and served as the general manager, the latter of which was renamed as Sichuan Yicheng Real Estate Brokerage Co., Ltd. in April 2011, and was subsequently acquired by Beijing Lianjia in December 2015 and renamed as Sichuan Lianjia. Mr. Wangang Xu served as a manager of Chengdu Chengdian Wantong Investment Co., Ltd. from September 2001 to September 2004. Mr. Wangang Xu successively served as a staff member and manager in technology R&D department of No.10 Research Institute of Ministry of Electronics Industries (currently known as China Electronics Technology Group Corporation No.10 Research Institute) from September 1986 to August 2001.
Mr. Wangang Xu received a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering from Chengdu Institute of Radio Engineering (currently known as University of Electronic Science and Technology of China) in July 1986.
Mr. Jeffrey Zhaohui Li has been serving as a Director since December 2018 and was re-designated as a non-executive Director with effect from the Listing Date. Mr. Jeffrey Zhaohui Li joined Tencent, a company listed on the Stock Exchange with stock code 700 in March 2011, and currently serves as the vice president and the head of mergers and acquisitions department at Tencent, and as the managing partner of Tencent Investment. He was an investment principal at Bertelsmann Asia Investment Fund from September 2008 to May 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Jeffrey Zhaohui Li held various positions related to product and business in Google and Nokia.
Mr. Jeffrey Zhaohui Li also holds directorships at various other public companies. Mr. Jeffrey Zhaohui Li has been a director of Kuaishou Technology, a company listed on the Stock Exchange with the stock code 1024, since March 2017. He has been a director of Zhihu Inc., a company listed on the NYSE under the symbol “ZH,” and the Stock Exchange with the stock code 2390 since September 2015. He has been a director of Howbuy Wealth Management Co., Ltd., a company listed on the National Equities Exchange and Quotations with stock code 834418, since December 2013. Mr. Jeffrey Zhaohui Li served as a director of Missfresh Limited, a company listed on the Nasdaq under the symbol “MF,” from June 2017 to November 2021. He has also been a director of Amer Sports Holding (Cayman) Limited (previously named Mascot JVCo (Cayman) Limited, which was delisted from Nasdaq in September 2019) since April 2019.
Mr. Jeffrey Zhaohui Li received a bachelor’s degree in economics majoring in enterprise management from Peking University in July 1998 and an MBA degree from Duke University Fuqua School of Business in May 2004.
Ms. Xiaohong Chen has been serving as an independent Director of the Company since August 2020 and was re-designated as an independent non-executive Director with effect from the Listing Date. She has been serving as the founding and managing partner of H Capital since March 2014. Before founding H Capital, Ms. Xiaohong Chen served as a managing director at Tiger Global from September 2004 to February 2012, responsible for its investment activities in China. Ms. Xiaohong Chen served as a vice president of Joyo.com from February 2004 to September 2004. Ms. Xiaohong Chen worked at Veronis Suhler Stevenson from July 1994 to February 2004, where she lastly served as a managing director.
Ms. Xiaohong Chen received a bachelor’s degree in history from Peking University in July 1992 and a master’s degree in library service from Rutgers University in May 1994.
Mr. Hansong Zhu has been serving as an independent Director of the Company since August 2021 and was re-designated as an independent non-executive Director with effect from the Listing Date. Mr. Hansong Zhu has been serving as an independent director of Kidswant Children Products Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange with the stock code 301078, since March 2020 and Missfresh Limited, a company listed on the Nasdaq under the symbol “MF,” since June 2021. Mr. Hansong Zhu worked for Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (“Goldman Sachs”) from June 2000 to December 2019 and successively served several positions, including associate, executive director, managing director and partner. Before retiring from Goldman Sachs in December 2019, Mr. Hansong Zhu was the co-head of China Investment Banking, the head of industrial and natural resources group in Asia Ex-Japan, the chief executive officer of Goldman Sachs Gao Hua Securities Company Limited, and a member of the Asia Pacific Commitments Committee and Investment Banking Division Client and Business Standards Committee of Goldman Sachs. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Mr. Hansong Zhu worked at China International Capital Corporation Limited from November 1995 to June 2000.
Mr. Hansong Zhu received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Nanjing University in July 1991 and a master’s degree in economics from Peking University in July 1994.
Mr. Jun Wu has been serving as an independent Director of the Company since March 2022 and was re-designated as an independent non-executive Director since May 2022. Mr. Jun Wu is the founder and has been serving as the chairman of the board of Beijing Radium Lab Technology Co., Ltd. since February 2018. He is a co-founder of Beijing Wisdon Technology Co., Ltd. where he joined in March 2017. He has also been serving as an independent non-executive director of Beijing Evercare Medical Technology Group Co., Ltd. since July 2021.
From August 2010 to May 2017, Mr. Jun Wu held various positions, including chief executive officer, chief financial officer and executive vice president, at AsiaInfo Holdings, LLC. From February 2008 to August 2010, he served as the chief financial officer of iSoftStone Information Technology (Group) Co., Ltd. Prior to that, Mr. Jun Wu served as a vice president in the finance department at Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. from May 2006 to February 2008. From April 1997 to June 2005, he worked for Lucent Technology (China) Co., Ltd. and held various positions, lastly as the chief financial officer in the Greater China area. From August 1995 to November 1996, he was an accountant at the Beijing Representative Office of SAP AG and subsequently at SAP (Beijing) Software System Co., Ltd. Prior to that, Mr. Jun Wu held certain financial management positions, including the management accountant, sales routine supervisor and logistics assistant manager, at Wall’s China Co., Ltd. from January 1991 to April 1995.
Mr. Jun Wu graduated from the University of International Business and Economics with a diploma majoring in international accounting in July 1989. He received a master’s degree in business administration from City University of Seattle in June 1999.