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.