Mr. Shao-Ning Johnny Chou is our founder, and has served as our chairman and chief executive officer since 2007. Prior to founding our company, he served as a global vice president and Greater China president of Google with responsibility for Google’s sales and marketing in Greater China from 2005 to 2006. From 1996 to 2005, Mr. Chou served as president of UTStarcom China with responsibility for China operations. From 1986 to 1996, Mr. Chou served as a director of wireless software and system development with AT&T Bell Laboratory. From 1978 to 1980, Mr. Chou studied computer science at Fudan University. Mr. Chou earned a bachelor’s degree in science, specializing in electrical engineering, from City College of New York, a master’s degree in science, specializing in engineering science, from Princeton University, and an MBA from Rutgers University.
Mr. George Chow joined as our chief strategy and investment officer in April 2017 and has been a director of our company since September 2017. Mr. Chow brings with him over 22 years of experience in investment banking, trading and risk management. From 2004 to 2017, he served as a managing director at Credit Suisse, having held several senior positions in securities and investment banking division, including most recently the Co-Head of Investment Banking and Capital Markets for Greater China. He also worked for UBS and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Chow received an MBA in finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Ms. Lei Guo currently serves as our chief accounting officer, senior vice president of finance and general manager of our capital service line. Prior to joining us in 2011, Ms. Guo served as a senior manager in the finance department of Sky-mobi Limited from 2010 to 2011, as an accounting manager in the finance department of UTStarcom China from 2005 to 2010, and as a manager of auditing in the Shanghai office of KPMG from 1998 to 2005. Ms. Guo received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Shanghai Jiaotong University.
Ms. Mangli Zhang currently serves as the senior vice president and general manager of our supply chain management service line, and served as our vice president of operations from 2007 to 2011. Prior to joining us in 2007, Ms. Zhang held various positions with UTStarcom China as manager of the contract execution department, director of business operations, and vice president of business operations in China from 1996 to 2007. From 1993 to 1996, Ms. Zhang served as a department manager of Zhejiang Province Economic and Construction Development Consulting Company. From 1982 to 1993, Ms. Zhang served as a product development engineer in the technology division, and served as vice president of the quality management division, of Hangzhou Wireless Equipment Factory. Ms. Zhang received a bachelor’s degree in wireless electronic engineering from Zhejiang University.
Mr. Shaohua Zhou currently serves as the senior vice president and general manager of our express service line. Prior to joining us in 2009, Mr. Zhou held various positions with UTStarcom China as regional project manager, global service solution business unit general manager of the western region and general manager of the Chongqing branch from 2002 to 2008. Mr. Zhou also previously worked with Motorola and China Mobile. Mr. Zhou received a bachelor’s degree in communication engineering from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.
Mr. Tao Liu currently serves as the vice president and general manager of our freight service line. Before that, between 2009 and 2017, he had held various positions with our company as deputy general manager of our freight service line, general manager of our Shanghai branch, and general manager of our Shandong branch. Prior to joining us, Mr. Liu served as a deputy general manager at Shandong Zitong International Logistics Company from 2007 to 2009. From 2000 to 2004, Mr. Liu held various positions with Zhilian Logistics (a group company of China Kejian Co., Ltd.) as assistant to general manager, general manager of its Jinan branch, general manager of the Northern China region, and then general manager of Shandong Zhongtie Modern Logistics and Technology Co. Ltd., a joint venture established by Zhilian Logistics and China Railway Jinan Group. Mr. Liu received a bachelor’s degree in international business administration from Shandong University of Finance and Economics.
Mr. Bo Liu currently serves as the senior vice president and general manager of our store+ service line. Prior to joining us in 2007, Mr. Liu held various positions with UTStarcom China as Shandong branch general manager, national director of the technology marketing department and regional general manager from 2000 to 2007. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Liu held various positions with Motorola as a manager of technology marketing, sales manager, and manager of the business operations department. Mr. Liu currently also serves as chairman of the board of Sichuan WOWO Supermarket Chain Management Ltd. Mr. Liu received a bachelor’s degree in industrial electric automation from China University of Mining and Technology.
Mr. Jian Zhou currently serves as the senior vice president and general manager of our global service line. Prior to joining us in 2008, Mr. Zhou served as the president and chief executive officer of Shanghai Ziimoo Communication Technology from 2006 to 2008. From 2005 to 2006, Mr. Zhou served as vice president and general manager of the fixed-mobile convergence business unit of Cellon (Shanghai) Communication Technology. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Zhou held various positions with UTStarcom China, in the terminal business unit, as a research and development software engineer, project manager, senior manager, and director of research and development. Mr. Zhou received a bachelor’s degree in communication engineering and a master’s degree in information engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology.
Mr. Yanbing Zhang currently serves as our senior vice president of engineering and the general manager of our cloud service line. Prior to joining us, Mr. Zhang served as a senior project manager at the IT department of UTStarcom China from 2004 to 2007. From 2003 to 2004, Mr. Zhang served as a project manager at China TravelSky Holding Company. Mr. Zhang received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Defense Technology and a master’s degree in computer science from the University of Karlsruhe (now known as the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology).
Ms. Jimei Liu currently serves as our senior vice president of human resources and administration. Prior to joining us, Ms. Liu served as the director of human resources at UTStarcom China from 2000 to 2007. From 1996 to 2000, Ms. Liu served as the training supervisor at Ting Hsin International Group. Ms. Liu received a bachelor’s degree in machinery design and manufacturing from Central South University and an executive master of business administration degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.