Chief Executive Officer
Chen Ji has served as chief executive officer of our company since October 2018. He served as our chief operating officer from September 2014 to October 2018. Prior to rejoining Renren, Mr. Ji was a senior director of operations of Baidu from August 2013 to September 2014. Mr. Ji served as a director of operations, purchasing and payment at Renren between May 2009 and August 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Ji worked as a purchasing manager of LG for six years. Mr. Ji received a bachelor’s degree from Beijing Institute of Architectural Engineering in road bridges and intelligent transportation and a master’s degree in E-commerce from University of Essex.
Chief Financial Officer
Thomas Jintao Ren has served as our company’s chief financial officer since September 2015. He has also served as chief financial officer of Renren since September 2015. Prior to rejoining Renren, Mr. Ren was the chief financial officer at Chukong Technologies. Mr. Ren was previously at Renren between 2005 and 2013, where he served as senior finance director. Prior to that, Mr. Ren had worked at KPMG for five years. Mr. Ren holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Renmin University of China. He is a certified public accountant in China and the United States, and a chartered professional accountant in Canada.
Chief Operating Officer
Jinfeng Xie has served as our company’s chief operating officer since December 2018. Mr. Xie joined Renren in 2010 and has since held various positions in sales. Prior to joining Renren, Mr. Xie worked as regional manager of Dianping between 2008 and 2010. Prior to that, Mr. Xie worked at Alibaba for two years. Mr. Xie received a bachelor’s degree in transportation from Shijiazhuang Railway Institute.
Chief Technology Officer
Jun Ma has served as our company’s chief technology officer since June 2018. Prior to joining Kaixin, Mr. Ma gained over 12 years professional experience as a tech leader of top tech companies including Google, Intel, NCF Group, and Wanda E-commerce. Mr. Ma was also a serial entrepreneur. He was the key founding member of Yunyun search engine and co-founder of An’s Cocktail. Mr. Ma received a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Technology and a master’s degree in Computer Software and Theory from Fudan University.
Vice President of Marketing
Xiaoguang Li has served as our company’s vice president of marketing since November 2017. Prior to joining Kaixin, Mr. Li served as a vice president of Chezhibao. Prior to that, he was a brand marketing director of E-Driving, a public relations director of Xiaomi, and a senior marketing manager of Kingsoft. Mr. Li received a bachelor’s degree in advertising from Liaoning University.
Vice President of Financial Products and Capital Markets
Lin Zhu has served as our company’s vice president of financial products and capital markets since May 2018. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Zhu served as the president of the Dalian Automobile Trading Market Sub-Branch of Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co., Ltd from 2014 to 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Zhu was the customer manager of Shanghai Pudong Development Bank Co., Ltd from 2007 to 2014. Mr. Zhu received an M.B.A. degree from Dalian University of Technology and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Dongbei University of Finance and Economics.