Yalin Wu has served as a director of the Board since January 21, 2016. Mr. Wu has been the chief executive officer of Northern Investment & Financial Consultants Ltd. Co. since 2009. Prior to that, he had 20 years of experience in financial and strategic consulting, including 17 years with various offices of Deloitte Consulting Group in Canada, the United States and China with most recent roles as director with Deloitte Corporate Finance (HK) Ltd. from 2007 to 2008, and as deputy executive chief executive officer with Deloitte Consultants (Shanghai) Ltd. from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Wu started his career as a teacher in Beijing from 1982 to 1986. Mr. Wu received a master’s degree in economic geography from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1990.
Jinrong Chen has served as a director of the Board since June 27, 2006. Ms. Chen has served as associate professor at the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University in Beijing since 2001, specializing in corporate finance management, securities analysis, financial operations, corporate governance and controls. In addition to her academic career with top business schools in China, Ms. Chen also advises or sits on the board and audit committee of Bosun Tools Co., Ltd. and Citic Development—Shenyang Commercial Building (Group) Company Limited which are listed in China, and certain private businesses in China. Ms. Chen received her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Beijing Institute of Electronics & Information and her MBA degree from Renmin University of China.
Lei Lin has served as a director of the Board since October 1, 2007. Mr. Lin is also the chairman of TNS Sinotrust Market Research Consulting (Beijing) Co., Ltd. (formerly known as Sinotrust International Information and Consulting (Beijing) Co., Ltd.), a leading marketing research and consulting company in China. Mr. Lin founded Sinotrust in 1992 and served as its chief executive officer until 2014 when he became its chairman. Mr. Lin also sits on the board of Xiezhong International Holdings Limited, New Focus Auto Tech Holdings Limited, and Car Inc., which are listed in Hong Kong. Mr. Lin received his bachelor’s degree in economic information management from Renmin University of China in July 1990.