Shaojie Chen is our founder. Mr. Chen has served as our director and chief executive officer since May 2014. Mr. Chen was the founder of Shenzhen Zhangmenren Network Technology Co., Ltd. and served as its general manager from May 2008 to March 2010. He was also the founder of Acfun, an online video platform in China and served as its chief executive officer from March 2010 to March 2012. Mr. Chen graduated from Shandong Youth University of Political Science in July 2007 majoring in computer science. Mr. Chen also completed the chief executive officer series courses (CKGSB CEO Program) in Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in November 2018.
Mingming Su has served as our chief strategy officer since November 2015 and our director since October 2016. Mr. Su oversees advertising, investor relations, investment and financing. Mr. Su served as the investment analyst of Shanda Computer (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. from March 2010 to March 2011, the investment manager of Hangzhou Bianfeng Network Technology Co., Ltd. from March 2011 to August 2012 and the vice president of investment at Shenzhen Qingsong Investment Management Partnership (Limited Partnership) from August 2012 to November 2015. Mr. Su obtained his bachelor’s degree majoring in library science and minoring in English from Anhui University in July 2007. Mr. Su also obtained his master of management majoring in library science from Chinese Academy of Sciences in March 2010.
Hao Cao has served as our vice president from November 2015 and as our director since October 2016. Mr. Cao is in charge of the internal control, corporate finance, and matters related to the financial management of our company. Mr. Cao served as the audit manager of Deloitte from July 2004 to January 2011, the chief financial officer of Firstextile AG from February 2011 to June 2015. Mr. Cao obtained his bachelor of science majoring in geology from China University of Geosciences in June 2001, and his master degree majoring in finance from Fudan University in June 2004. He is also qualified as a Certified Public Accountants in China and is a CFA Charterholder.
Song Zhou has served as our director since March 2020. Ms. Zhou served as the auditor at Arthur Andersen Huaqiang Accounting Firm from July 2001 to June 2002, senior auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers from July 2002 to June 2004, senior manager at Protiviti Shanghai Consulting Co. LTD from June 2004 to March 2011, the vice general manager of finance at Tencent from April 2011 till now. Ms. Zhou obtained her bachelor’s degree majoring in accounting from Sun Yat-sen University in June 2001.
Haiyang Yu has served as our director since May 2018. Mr. Yu served as the associate at China Growth Capital from April 2007 to February 2010,the associate at WI Harper Group from March 2010 to August 2011, the vice general manager at Tencent from August 2011 till now. Mr. Yu obtained his bachelor of science degree majoring in civil engineering from Tsinghua University in 2005.
Xi Cao has served as our director since November 2014. Mr. Cao is a partner of Sequoia Capital China. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital China in August 2013, he served as the product manager of Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd. from June 2008 to March 2010, the operational director of Kingsoft Software Co. Ltd. from March 2010 to August 2011, and the investment director of Cowin Venture Capital Investments Limited from August 2011 to August 2013. Mr. Cao obtained his bachelor’s degree of science from Peking University in June 2008.
Zhaoming Chen has served as our director since July 2019. Mr. Chen has served as the chief financial officer of Dada Nexus Limited, a leading platform of local on-demand retail and delivery in China, from December 2018. Prior to that, Mr. Chen was the chief financial officer of Baozun Inc. (NASDAQ:BZUN), the leading brand e-commerce service partner in China from December 2012 to November 2018. Mr. Chen also served as the financial controller at LaShou Group Inc., an online social commerce company in China from 2011 to 2012 and an audit manager at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Certified Public Accountants LLP from 2004 to 2011. Mr. Chen obtained his bachelor’s degree in economics from Fudan University in 2004.He is also qualified as a Certified Public Accountants in China and is a CFA Charterholder.
Xuehai Wang has served as our director since July 2019. Mr. Wang has served as the chairman of Jissbon Sanitary Products Co., Ltd. from December 1999 to August 2009 and then from August 2017 till now. Mr. Wang has also served as the president of Humanwell Healthcare(Group) Co., Ltd. from February 2003 to August 2006 and as the chairman from August 2006 till now. Mr. Wang obtained his bachelor’s degree in Geochemistry from China University of Geosciences in July 1996. He also obtained his master degree and doctorate degree in business management from Wuhan University in July 1999 and July 2003, respectively. Mr. Wang has also completed the courses for the EMBA program at Central Connecticut State University in August 2002.
Zhi Yan has served as our director since July 2019. Mr. Yan has served as the chairman of Zall Holding Co., Ltd. since December 2002, the co-chairman and co-chief executive officer of Zall Smart Commerce Group since June 2011, the chairman and director of China Infrastructure &Logistics Group Ltd. since November 2011, the director of LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE: LITB) since March 2016 and the chairman and the director of Hanshang Group since March 2019. Mr. Yan has completed the courses for the EMBA program at Wuhan University in February 2008 and also completed the courses for the EMBA program in Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in September 2013. Mr. Yan obtained his doctorate degree in Chinese History from Wuhan University in June 2018.
Simin Ren has served as our director since December 2023. Ms. Ren joined DouYu in June 2021 and has served as a vice president of the Company's PRC entities. Ms. Ren is responsible for the project management office ("PMO") department in charge of project management and business compliance, streamer management and content ecosystem. Ms. Ren received her bachelor's degree from the University of Manchester in June 2016, and her master's degree from the University of Warwick in November 2017.