Mr. Xiaopeng He is our co-founder, executive director, chairman 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 Holding Limited, 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 Holding Limited. 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 in January 2020.
Ms. Wang has over 30 years of experience in automotive industry. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Wang served various positions in Great Wall Motor Company Limited, a company listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (stock code: 2333.HK) and the Shanghai Stock Exchange (stock code: 601633.HK), from 1991 to 2022, including but not limited to, the vice chairman from March 2016 to March 2022, an executive director from June 2001 to March 2022 and the general manager from November 2002 to July 2022.
Ms. Wang graduated from Tianjin Institute of Finance in 1999 and obtained a master’s degree in economics.
Mr. Heng Xia is our co-founder and co-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., or 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 in January 2020.
Dr. Hongdi Brian Gu is our honorary vice chairman of our board of directors and co-president.
Dr. Gu currently holds directorships in other members of the Group. Prior to joining the 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. James Wu is our vice president of finance and accounting.
Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Wu served as the vice president and chief financial officer of SAIC-GM-Wuling Automotive Co., Ltd. from July 2022 to May 2023. Mr. Wu served as the vice president and chief financial officer of PT SGMW Motor Indonesia from July 2019 to June 2022. From April 2017 to June 2019, Mr. Wu worked as a finance manager at the US headquarters of General Motors Company. From July 2012 to March 2017, Mr. Wu worked as a regional finance manager at General Motors International Operations (GMIO).
Mr. Wu received his master’s degree in business administration from Yale University in 2012, and his bachelor’s degree in economics from Shanghai University of International Business and Economics in 2006.
Dr. Jack Han Xu is our vice president of automotive research and development.
Prior to joining the 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 in June 2020.
Prior to joining the Group, Mr. Chen served as the vice president of products of AutoNavi Holdings Limited from 2014 to 2021.
Mr. Chen graduated from Beijing Jiaotong University and obtained a master's degree in safety technology and engineering in 2006.