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
Lucy Yi Yang has served as our company’s chief financial officer since August 2019. Prior to joining Kaixin, Ms. Yang served as strategic investment director and financial controller for Jomoo, a leading manufacturer and supplier of home products, such as kitchen and bathroom units, in China. Prior to that, she was chief financial officer at Wellong Etown, an internet-based logistics company. Ms. Yang has also worked at the Bank of New York Mellon as vice president and controller, where she formulated strategic financial plans, participated in asset restructurings, and worked on numerous large domestic and cross-border M&A transactions. Ms. Yang received a master’s degree in Computer Science from Saint Joseph’s University in the U.S. She is a certified public accountant, and a member of American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
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.