Board of Directors
Mr. Wang Huang
Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Wang Huang is the 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 that developed tablets and tablet-based mobile apps and provided e-magazine network services, and led the team that released China’s first tablet. In 2002, Mr. Huang founded Hefei Huakai Yuanheng Information Technology Co., Ltd., a company that developed embedded Linux software and hardware. 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. De Liu
Mr. De Liu has served as our director since April 2015. Mr. Liu is one of the founders and a vice president of Xiaomi, a mobile Internet company, where he is responsible for overseeing Xiaomi’s eco-chain business, industrial design and team management. 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. 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.
Ms. Yunfen Lu
Ms. Yunfen Lu has served as our director since April 2015. Since January 2014, Ms. Lu has served as a vice president and the financial controller of Anhui Huami. 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.
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 deputy general manager of Anhui Mei Bang Investment Management Co., Ltd. from September 2010 to October 2011. 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. Mr. Zhang received his bachelor’s degree in Chinese language and literature from Anhui University in 1994.
Mr. Jimmy Lai
Mr. Jimmy Lai has served as our independent director since February 2018. Mr. Lai has served as the chief financial officer of China Online Education Group, a NYSE-listed company and an online English language education services provider in China, since June 2015. In addition to his role at China Online Education, Mr. Lai serves as independent director on the board of directors of PPDAI Group Inc., a NYSE-listed company and an online consumer finance provider in China. Prior to joining China Online Education, 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 at Dallas. Mr. Lai is a certified public accountant licensed in the State of Texas.
Dr. Hongjiang Zhang
Dr. Hongjiang Zhang has served as our independent director since February 2018. Currently, Dr. Zhang is a venture partner at Source Code Capital, a venture capital firm with a focus on early stage start-up in technology sectors. In addition to his role at Source Code Capital, Dr. Zhang also serves as director at various public companies listed in the United States, including Cheetah Mobile Inc., a NYSE-listed mobile internet company based in China, Xunlei Limited, a Nasdaq-listed cloud-based acceleration technology company in China, and 21Vianet Group, Inc., a Nasdaq-listed provider of carrier-neutral internet data center services in China. Prior to joining Source Code Capital, 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, from October 2011 to December 2016. 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. 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. While 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 member 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.