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Board of Directors

The following members make up the BEST Inc. Board of Directors.  Please select an individual member below to learn more about them and the committees they contribute to.

  • Mr. Shao-Ning Johnny Chou

    Director

    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.

  • Ms. Wenhong Tong

    Director

    Ms. Wenhong Tong has been a director of our company since 2014. Ms. Tong has been the chief people officer of Alibaba since January 2017. She is also currently the non-executive chairwoman of Cainiao Network. From 2013 to 2016, Ms. Tong led the formation of Cainiao Network and served as chief operating officer, president and chief executive officer, overseeing the operations of the company. Between 2007 and 2013, she served as vice president and senior vice president in various departments of Alibaba, including construction, real estate and procurement. Ms. Tong currently also serves as a board member of YTO Express Group Co., Ltd., an express courier company in China listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange. Ms. Tong received a bachelor’s degree from Zhejiang University. 

  • Mr. Jun Chen

    Director

    Mr. Jun Chen has been a director of our company since 2015. Mr. Jun Chen is currently a vice president of Alibaba Group Holding Limited. He is also a managing director of Alibaba strategic investment group and the investment head of Alibaba new retail fund. Mr. Chen has over 20 years of experience in strategy management and investment, strategic market development, and business and financial advisory services. He has been in charge of strategic investments by Alibaba Group in various types of companies, including high-growth private companies and public companies listed in the PRC and overseas. The portfolio companies he manages are in a wide spectrum of industries such as retail, logistics, travel, healthcare, sports, and software and solutions. Prior to joining Alibaba Group in 2011, Mr. Chen worked for SAP, a Fortune 500 high-tech software company from 1999 to 2011, taking roles including strategic adviser in the office of CEO and industry director. From 1995 to 1998, he worked as an auditor for Arthur Andersen Consulting Co. Ltd. Mr. Chen holds a bachelor’s degree in international finance and accounting from Shanghai University, and received an EMBA degree from INSEAD.

  • Mr. Mark Qiu

    Independent Director

    Mr. Mark Qiu has been a director of our company since 2011. Mr. Qiu is the founder, and since May 2005, has served as the chief executive officer and managing director of China Renaissance Capital Investment Inc., a private equity investment management company. From 2001 to March 2005, Mr. Qiu served as a senior vice president (chief financial officer until year end of 2004) of CNOOC Limited, a company principally engaged in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Qiu was with Salomon Smith Barney, last as the head of its Asia oil and gas investment banking group. From 1993 to 1997, Mr. Qiu held various positions with Atlantic Richfield Corporation (ARCO), an integrated oil and gas company. From 1990 to 1993, Mr. Qiu served as a staff consultant with RHR International, a succession planning consulting firm. Mr. Qiu also serves as a director of certain other companies affiliated with China Renaissance Capital Investment Inc. Mr. Qiu received a bachelor’s degree in science, specializing in management psychology, from Hangzhou University in China, a Ph.D. and a Master of Science degree in decision science from the University of Texas at Arlington, and an MBA from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

  • Mr. George Chow

    Director

    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. Quan Hao

    Independent Director

    Ms. Quan Hao has been an independent director of our company since September 2017. Since 2015, Ms. Hao has served as an independent non-executive director of Legend Holdings Corporation. From 2001 to 2015, Ms. Hao has been a partner of KPMG China, and originally joined KPMG USA in 1993. From 1982 to 1989, Ms. Hao served as a lecturer at Renmin University of China. Ms. Hao received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Renmin University of China and an MBA degree from Temple University. Ms. Hao obtained her certified public accountant qualification in the PRC and California, USA.

  • Mr. Wenbiao Li

    Independent Director

    Mr. Wenbiao Li has been an independent director of our company since September 2017. Mr. Li has served as a managing director of Walden International since 2008 and as a managing partner of Kaiwu Walden Capital, L.P. since 2013. From 2004 to 2007, Mr. Li served as a director of mobile engineering at Google. From 2000 to 2003, Mr. Li served as a vice president of engineering with Skire, Inc. From 1997 to 1999, Mr. Li served as a director of engineering at Internet Image, Inc. Mr. Li also serves as a director of Union Optech Co., Ltd. Mr. Li received a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, a master’s degree in computer science from the University of San Francisco, and an EMBA degree from Golden Gate University.


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