Mr. Xiaopeng He
Mr. Xiaopeng He
Co-founder, Executive Director, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Xiaopeng He (何小鵬) is our co-founder, executive Director, chairman of the Board and chief executive officer. Mr. He currently holds directorships in other members of the Group.

Prior to serving as chairman and chief executive officer of our Company, Mr. He served at Alibaba Group, a public company listed on the NYSE (symbol: BABA) and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 9988), from June 2014 to August 2017, including serving as the president of Alibaba mobile business group, chairman of Alibaba Games and president of Tudou.com. In 2004, Mr. He co-founded UCWeb Inc., a Chinese mobile internet company that provides mobile internet software technology and services, and served as the president of product from January 2005 to June 2014. In June 2014, UCWeb Inc. was acquired by Alibaba Group. Mr. He previously served as an independent director and a member of the audit committee of HUYA Inc., a game live streaming platform company in China listed on the NYSE (symbol: HUYA) from May 2018 to May 2020.

Mr. He received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from South China University of Technology in July 1999. Mr. He obtained the qualification certificate of senior economist (technology entrepreneur) in business administration issued by the Human Resources and Social Security Department of Guangdong Province (廣東省人力資源和社會保障廳) in January 2020.

Mr. Heng Xia
Mr. Heng Xia
Co-founder, Executive Director and President

Mr. Heng Xia (夏珩) is our co-founder, executive Director and president. Mr. Xia currently holds various positions in other members of the Group, including director, legal representative and senior manager.

Prior to founding our Company, Mr. Xia worked at the research and development center of Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd. (“GAC”), a China-based automotive manufacturing company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (stock code: 2238) and the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 601238) from 2008 to 2014, where he was responsible for the development of control systems for NEVs and smart vehicles.

Mr. Xia received his master’s degree in mechanical engineering and bachelor’s degree in automotive engineering from Tsinghua University in June 2008 and July 2006 respectively. Mr. Xia obtained the qualification certificate of senior engineer (technology entrepreneur) in mechanical engineering issued by the Human Resources and Social Security Department of Guangdong Province (廣東省人力資源和社會保障廳) in January 2020.

Dr. Hongdi Brian Gu
Dr. Brian Hongdi Gu
Honorary Vice Chairman of the Board and President

Dr. Hongdi Brian Gu is our honorary vice chairman of the Board and president.

Dr. Gu currently holds directorships in other members of the Group. Prior to joining our Group, Dr. Gu worked at J.P. Morgan Chase from 2004 to 2018 and held positions including managing director and chairman of J.P. Morgan Chase Asia Pacific Investment Bank. Dr. Gu previously served as a director of Uxin Limited, a company listed on the NASDAQ (symbol: UXIN) from June 2018 to June 2019.

Dr. Gu received his Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Washington in August 1997, his master’s degree in business administration from Yale University in May 1999, and his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from the University of Oregon in June 1993.

Mr. Tao He
Mr. Tao He
Co-founder and Senior Vice President

Mr. Tao He is our co-founder and senior vice president. Mr. He currently holds various positions in other members of the Group, including director and supervisor.

Prior to founding our Company, Mr. He worked at the research and development center of GAC from 2011 to 2015, where he built an autonomous driving team, and he was responsible for the development of new energy control systems and involved in the development of GAC’s first model of NEV.

Mr. He received his master’s degree in power engineering and engineering thermophysics from Tsinghua University in January 2011, and his bachelor’s degree in automotive engineering from Tsinghua University in July 2008. Mr. He obtained the qualification certificate of senior engineer (technology entrepreneur) in mechanical engineering issued by the Human Resources and Social Security Department of Guangdong Province (廣東省人力資源和社會保障廳) in January 2020.

Mr. Qinghong Liao
Mr. Qinghong Liao
Chief Human Resources Officer and Vice President of Sales and Services

Mr. Qinghong Liao is our chief human resources officer and vice president of sales and services.

Prior to joining our Group, Mr. Liao served in various roles, including senior vice president, the president of human resources and the president of smart hardware at Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd., a China-based internet security company listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 601360) from April 2016 to April 2018. From October 1998 to March 2016, he served in various roles, including software engineer, president of software research and development management department and president of software human resources department, at Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.

Mr. Liao received his bachelor’s degree in computer science and computer application technology from Northwestern Polytechnical University in July 1997.

Mr. Hsueh-Ching Lu
Mr. Hsueh-Ching Lu
Vice President of Finance and Accounting

Mr. Hsueh-Ching Lu is our vice president of finance and accounting.

Prior to joining our Group, Mr. Lu was the financial director of Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co. Ltd., a China-based company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 600066) from 2016 to 2019. From April 2016 to September 2016, he served as the chief financial officer of Greater China of Ford Motor Company. From 2010 to 2016, Mr. Lu served as the chief financial officer and the controller and head of project management department of Jiangling Motors Co., Ltd., a China-based company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (stock code: 000550). From 2006 to 2010, he served as the operating finance director of Chang’An Ford Mazda Automobile Co., Ltd.

From 1989 to 2006, Mr. Lu served in various roles, primarily including controller of technology operations, controller relating to accounting, tax, legal and after-sales business, and associate of planning department, at Ford Lio Ho Motor Company, Ltd., an automotive manufacturing company in Taiwan.

Mr. Lu received his executive master of business administration degree from National Central University in Taiwan in 2002 and his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Chung Yuan Christian University in Taiwan in 1986.

Mr. Xinzhou Wu
Mr. Xinzhou Wu
Vice President of Autonomous Driving and Director of Autonomous Driving Center

Mr. Xinzhou Wu is our vice president of autonomous driving and the director of our autonomous driving center. He also currently serves as a director and chief executive officer of a member of our Group.

Prior to joining our Group, Dr. Wu was a senior director of engineering and the head of the autonomous driving/ADAS team at Qualcomm Incorporated, a company listed on the NYSE (symbol: QCOM). He served at Qualcomm Incorporated from January 2006 to November 2018 and has taken many leadership roles in various research and development projects during his tenure at Qualcomm Incorporated.

He is well recognized for his many contributions in autonomous driving, precise localization and mapping, vehicle-to-everything (V2X), communications and wireless networking in industrial and academic society. 

From 2005 to 2006, Dr. Wu served as a member of research team of Flarion Technologies Inc., a wireless technology company acquired by Qualcomm Incorporated in 2006.

Dr. Wu received his Ph.D. in electric engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in December 2004, his master’s degree in electric engineering from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May 2000 and his bachelor’s degree in electric engineering from Tsinghua University in June 1998.

Mr. Jack Han Xu
Mr. Jack Han Xu
Vice President of Automotive Research and Development

Mr. Jack Han Xu is our vice president of automotive research and development.

Prior to joining our Group, Dr. Xu was a vice president of NIO Inc. (US Center), a China-based EV company listed on the NYSE (symbol: NIO), from 2016 to 2017. From 2014 to 2016, he served as the vice president of Fisker Automotive (currently known as Karma Automotive), a maker of luxury hybrid electric vehicles. From 2009 to 2014, Dr. Xu served as the chief engineer of the Research and Development Center of GAC. From 2008 to 2009, he served as the chief engineer of AVL List GmbH (US Campus), an Austria-based company that provides the development, simulation and testing of powertrain systems. From 2007 to 2008, Dr. Xu served as the director of Hong Kong Automotive Parts and Accessory Systems Research and Development Center. From 1996 to 2007, he served in various roles, including manager and technical expert in the electric powertrain department at Ford Motor Company. From 1994 to 1996, Dr. Xu served as a senior controls engineer of the brake system department of the Continental AG based in the United States.

Dr. Xu completed his postdoctoral research in control engineering at the School of Aeronautics and Astronautics of Purdue University in April 1991, received his Ph.D. in automation from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich in March 1989 and his bachelor’s degree in industrial automation from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in January 1982. Dr. Xu obtained the qualification certificate of senior engineer in mechanical automation issued by Human Resources and Social Security Department of Guangdong Province (廣東省人力資源和社會保障廳) in June 2020.

Mr. Ping Jiang
Mr. Ping Jiang
Vice President of Manufacturing

Mr. Ping Jiang is our vice president of manufacturing. 

Prior to joining our Group, Mr. Jiang was a vice president of NIO Inc. from 2016 to 2019. From 2013 to 2016, he served as a vice president of GAC. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Jiang serviced as an executive vice president of GAC Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Co., Ltd. From 2007 to 2010, he served as a deputy general manager of GAC. From 2001 to 2007, Mr. Jiang served as a deputy general manager at Guangzhou Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. From 2000 to 2001, he served as a vice chairman and general manager at GAC Component Co., Ltd. From 1986 to 2000, Mr. Jiang served in various roles, including clerk of research department, procurement vice manager and deputy general manager in charge of sales, at Guangzhou Peugeot Automobile Company. 

Mr. Jiang completed his business administration training under a joint education program from Jilin University of Technology and Coventry University in April 2000, received his master’s degree in internal combustion engine from Hunan University in December 1985, and received his bachelor’s degree in internal combustion engine from Hunan University in July 1982. Mr. Jiang obtained the qualification certificate of senior mechanical and electrical engineer issued by Guangzhou Municipal Human Resources and Social Security Bureau (廣州市人力資源社會保障局) in April 2014.

Dr. Minghui Liu
Dr. Minghui Liu
Vice President of Powertrain

Dr. Minghui Liu is our Vice President of Powertrain.

Prior to joining our Group, Dr. Liu worked at China FAW Group Co., Ltd., a China-based automotive manufacturing company from 1992 to 2017. Dr. Liu became a vice president of the technology research institute of China FAW Group Co., Ltd. in 2016.Dr. Liu has served as a director of Beijing Easpring Material Technology Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (stock code: 300073) since April 2021.

Dr. Liu received his Ph.D. in automotive engineering from Jilin University in June 2005, his master’s degree in automotive design and manufacturing and his bachelor’s degree in automotive from Jilin University of Technology in March 1992 and July 1989, respectively. Dr. Liu obtained the qualification certificate of senior engineer in automotive issued by the Human Resources and Social Security of Jilin Province (吉林省人力資源和社會保障廳) in January 2014.