Ziyu Shen has served as our director and Chief Executive Officer since November 2019 and our Chairman since May 2021. Mr. Shen has served as director and Chief Executive Officer of Hubei ECARX since 2017. He has also served as General Manager of Shanghai Pateo Network Technology Service Co., Ltd. from October 2012 to March 2016, and as an industry director of T-Systems P.R. China Ltd. from October 2011 to October 2012. Before joining T-Systems P.R. China Ltd., Mr. Shen worked at Shanghai OnStar Telematics Service Co., Ltd. as senior manager from August 2009 to October 2011, and worked as an engineer and then as a senior manager at Shanghai General Motors Company Limited from August 2006 to August 2008. Mr. Shen received a master’s degree in information security from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 2008.
Zhenyu Li has served as our director since January 2020. Mr. Li, Senior Vice President of Baidu Company, General Manager of the Baidu Intelligent Driving Group (IDG), has the overall responsibility for Baidu’s autonomous vehicle business and management. Since 2007, Mr. Li has held various leadership positions within Baidu’s Technology and Artificial Intelligence divisions. In October 2015, Mr. Li built Baidu’s Autonomous Driving Unit (ADU) and led the drafting and implementation of the autonomous driving business plan. Before joining Baidu, Mr. Li worked for Huawei from 2001 to 2007, specializing in network technology development. Mr. Li received a master’s degree in 2001 and a bachelor’s degree in 1998 in Computer Science, both from Beihang University.
Ni Li has served as our director since March 2021. Ms. Li founded Hone Invest in 2017 and was the legal representative of Shanghai Kaixin Investment Co., Ltd. from September 2015 to July 2017. Ms. Li also served as an investment manager at Rothschild Holdings Co., Ltd. from January 2008 to April 2011. Ms. Li received a bachelor’s degree in financial management from the Nottingham University.
Jim Zhang (Zhang Xingsheng) has served as our director since March 2021. Mr. Zhang is the founding partner of Daotong Investment Co., Ltd. which was established in December 2013. Mr. Zhang has served as an independent director at Volvo Car Group since August 2018 and as a director at The Nature Conservancy’s North Asia Region from 2008 to 2013. Mr. Zhang also served as Chairman at Beijing Link Capital Investment Co., Ltd. from 2005 to 2008. Prior to that, Mr. Zhang held various leadership position at Asiainfo Holdings, Inc., a company previously listed on Nasdaq, from 2003 to 2005, including as its director, president, and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Zhang served as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Ericsson (China) Co., Ltd. from 1990 to 2003. Mr. Zhang served as deputy manager at China Telecom Construction Corporation from 1986 to 1990 and worked as an engineer at Beijing Long Distance Telecom Office from 1977 to 1986. Mr. Zhang received his MBA from BI-Fudan MBA program offered in partnership by BI Norwegian Business School and School of Management Fudan University in 1999 and a bachelor’s degree in 1981 from Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications.
Grace Hui Tang has served as our director since March 2021. Ms. Tang was an audit partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers from 2001 to 2020 and retired from PricewaterhouseCoopers in June 2020. Ms. Tang serves as a director at Textainer Group Holdings Limited (NYSE: TGH), a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, since July 2020 and as a director at Elkem ASA (ELK: Oslo), a company listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange, since April 2021. Ms. Tang also serves as a director at Brii Biosciences Ltd (HKG: 2137), a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, since July 2021. Ms. Tang is a member of the AICPA and HKICPA. Ms. Tang has dedicated herself to social, welfare and educational affairs. She serves as an advisor to the Beijing Capital Market and Securities Legal Affairs Committee since March 2006 and as a supervising board member of Beijing New Sunshine Charity Foundation, a public fund that had been awarded the highest (AAAAA-grade) social evaluation qualification by the Civil Affairs Bureau, since December 2011. Ms. Tang has been an adjunct professor at the Guanghua School of Management of Peking University since 2018. Ms. Tang received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Utah in June 1982 and an MBA from Utah State University in June 1984.