Board of Directors
Mr. Wang Huang
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Wang Huang is our founder and has served as the chairman of our board of directors and our chief executive officer since our inception. Mr. Huang is a serial entrepreneur with significant experience and expertise in the technology and Internet sectors in China. Mr. Huang founded Anhui Huami in December 2013 to develop, manufacture and sell smart wearable devices. Prior to that, Mr. Huang founded Hefei Huaheng Electronic Technology Co., Ltd., a company focused on the development of tablets and tablet-based mobile apps and provision of e-magazine network services, and led the team that rolled out China’s first tablet. In 2002, Mr. Huang founded Hefei Huakai Yuanheng Information Technology Co., Ltd., a company focused on the development of embedded Linux software and hardware. In addition, Mr. Huang has served as the director, the executive director or the general manager at several other technology companies in Hefei. Mr. Huang previously was a research and development engineer at Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., a leading global information and communications technology solutions provider, where he played an instrumental role in the development of high-speed switching and routing equipment. Mr. Huang has received many honors in the business world as well. To name a few, he was awarded “Anhui Economic Person of the Year 2015,” “Leading Talents of Strategic Emerging Industry Technology in Anhui” and “Hefei Youth Entrepreneurship.” Mr. Huang received his bachelor’s degree in applied physics from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1997. Mr. Huang is appointed as a director to our board by HHtech Holdings Limited, Haiyu Holding Limited, Fandler Holding Limited, Forest Mountain Holding Limited, Wenshui Holding Limited and Shu Hill Holdings, which we collectively refer to as the Co-Founder Entities in this annual report. Pursuant to the Memorandum and Articles, the Co-Founders Entities will be entitled to appoint three directors so long as they continue to beneficially own no less than 60% of the shares they beneficially owned as of January 12, 2018.
Mr. De Liu
Mr. De Liu has served as our director since April 2015. Mr. Liu is one of the co-founders and a senior vice president of Xiaomi, a mobile Internet company, where he is responsible for the organization department and serves as the secretary of the party committee. Mr. Liu is a leading figure in industrial design in China and has received numerous industrial design awards together with his team, including 5 Red Dot Design Awards (Germany), 18 iF Design Awards (Germany) and 10 Red Star Design Awards (Mainland, China). Mr. Liu also holds various positions, including the vice-chairman of China Industrial Design Association and a member of National Manufacturing Strategy Advisory Committee. He also serves as a director of Viomi Technology Co., Ltd., a Nasdaq-listed company. Mr. Liu has received many honors in the business world as well. To name a few, he was awarded “Zhongguancun Top Talent” in 2015 and “Beijing Top Innovative and Entrepreneurial Leading Talent” in 2016. Mr. Liu received his bachelor’s degree in industrial design and master’s degree in mechanical design and theory from Beijing Institute of Technology in 1996 and 2001, respectively, and his master’s degree in industrial design from the Art Center College of Design in 2010. Mr. Liu is appointed as a director to our board by People Better Limited. Pursuant to the currently effective memorandum and articles of association, People Better Limited will be entitled to appoint one director so long as it continues to beneficially own no less than 10% of the issued and outstanding shares of our company.
Ms. Yunfen Lu
Ms. Yunfen Lu has served as our director since April 2015. Ms. Lu also serves as the director of Anhui Huami, Beijing Huami and Huami HK Limited. Ms. Lu has a wealth of experience in financial accounting and supply chain management. From April 2009 to December 2013, Ms. Lu served as the financial controller of Hefei Huaheng Electronic Technology Co., Ltd. From November 2002 to March 2009, Ms. Lu worked at Hefei Huakai Yuanheng Information Technology Co., Ltd, where she was responsible for overseeing financial accounting, procurement, administrative affairs and manufacturing management. Ms. Lu received her secondary vocational degree in accounting from Shanghai Lixin Vocational School of Accounting (now Shanghai Lixin University of Accounting and Finance) in 1986. Ms. Lu is appointed as a director to our board by the Co-Founder Entities. Pursuant to the Memorandum and Articles, the Co-Founders Entities will be entitled to appoint three directors so long as they continue to beneficially own no less than 60% of the shares they beneficially owned as of January 12, 2018.
Mr. Xiaojun Zhang
Mr. Xiaojun Zhang has served as our director since April 2015. In addition to this role, Mr. Zhang has also served as vice president of Anhui Huami since January 2014, where he is responsible for overseeing human resources and corporate strategy. Prior to joining us, Mr. Zhang served as the vice president of Hefei Huaheng Electronic Technology Co., Ltd from October 2011 to December 2013. From September 2010 to October 2011, Mr. Zhang served as deputy general manager of Anhui Mei Bang Investment Management Co., Ltd. From July 2009 to September 2010, Mr. Zhang served as head of the human resources and administrative affairs department at the Anhui branch of Sunshine Insurance Group Corporation Limited. Prior to that, Mr. Zhang worked at the Immigration Office of Anhui Provincial Public Security Department, where he held multiple positions including clerk, deputy chief officer and chief officer, from July 1994 to July 2009. Mr. Zhang received his bachelor’s degree in Chinese language and literature from Anhui University in 1994. Mr. Zhang is appointed as a director to our board by the Co-Founder Entities. Pursuant to the Memorandum and Articles, the Co-Founders Entities will be entitled to appoint three directors so long as they continue to beneficially own no less than 60% of the shares they beneficially owned as of January 12, 2018.
Mr. Jimmy Lai
Mr. Jimmy Lai has served as our director since February 2018. Mr. Lai has served as the chief financial officer of China Online Education Group, an NYSE-listed company and an online English language education services provider in China, from June 2015 to December 2018. In addition to his role at China Online Education, Mr. Lai serves as an independent director on the board of directors of PPDAI Group Inc., an NYSE-listed company and an online consumer finance provider in China. Prior to joining China Online Education Group, Mr. Lai served as the chief financial officer of Chukong Technologies Corp., a mobile entertainment platform company in China, from 2013 to 2015. Mr. Lai served as the chief financial officer of Gamewave Corporation, a webgame company in China, from 2011 to 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Lai served as the chief financial officer of Daqo New Energy Corp., an NYSE-listed company and a polysilicon manufacturer based in China, from 2009 to 2011. From 2008 to 2009, Mr. Lai served as the chief financial officer of Linktone Ltd., a Nasdaq-listed company and a provider of wireless interactive entertainment services to consumers in China. From 2006 to 2008, Mr. Lai was the chief financial officer of Palm Commerce Holdings, an information technology solution provider for the China lottery industry. Prior to that, he served as an associate vice president of investor relations at Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation, a company listed on the NYSE and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, from 2002 to 2006, and as a controller and director of financial planning at AMX Corporation from 1997 to 2001. Mr. Lai received his bachelor’s degree in statistics from the National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan and his MBA from the University of Texas in Dallas. Mr. Lai is a certified public accountant licensed in the State of Texas.
Dr. Hongjiang Zhang
Dr. Hongjiang Zhang has served as our director since February 2018. Currently, Dr. Zhang is a venture partner at Source Code Capital, a senior advisor of Carlyle Group and Chairman of Beijing Academy of AI. He also serves as an independent director of AAC Technologies Holdings Inc. and BabyTree Group, both Hong Kong listed companies, and an independent director of Digital China Ltd. listed in Shenzhen Stock Exchange in China. From October 2011 to November 2016, Dr. Zhang served as an executive director and the chief executive officer of Kingsoft Corporation Limited, a Chinese software and internet services company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Dr. Zhang also served as a director and the chief executive officer of Kingsoft Cloud, a subsidiary of Kingsoft Corporation Limited, from January 2012 to December 2016. In the capacity of the chief executive officer of Kingsoft, he also served as a director at Cheetah Mobile Inc., Xunlei Limited and 21 Vianet Group, Inc., all U.S. listed companies. Prior to joining Kingsoft, Dr. Zhang was the chief technology officer for Microsoft Asia-Pacific Research and Development Group from January 2006 to October 2011, the managing director of the Microsoft Advanced Technology Center from January 2004 to October 2011, and the assistant managing director of Microsoft Research Asia from April 1999 to December 2003. During his time at Microsoft, Dr. Zhang led Microsoft’s research and development agenda in China, including strategy, planning, R&D and incubation for products, services and solutions. Prior to joining Microsoft, Dr. Zhang was a research manager at Hewlett-Packard Labs at Palo Alto, California from October 1995 to March 1999. Before that, Dr. Zhang was a research staff of the Institute of Systems Science at the National University of Singapore. Dr. Zhang received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Zhengzhou University in 1982 and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Denmark in 1991.