Zhiwu Chen has served as our independent director since August 2022. He is an independent director at Noah Holdings (NYSE: NOAH) since December 2013 and an independent director at Bairong Inc. (HKEX: 6608) since March 2021. Professor Chen has been a faculty member at the University of Hong Kong since 2016 and currently serves as director of the Asia Global Institute and Victor and William Fung Professor in Economics at the University of Hong Kong. Professor Chen was formerly a professor of finance at Yale University from 1999 to 2017. Professor Chen was on the board of directors at PetroChina Company Limited (HKEX: 857, SHSE: 601857, NYSE: PTR) from May 2011 to June 2017, Bank of Communications (SHSE:601328) from November 2010 to August 2018, and IDG Energy Investment Ltd (HKEX: 650) from July 2015 to October 2018. Professor Chen received his PhD in financial economics from Yale University in 1990, his master’s degree in computer science from Changsha Institute of Technology in 1986 and his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Central-South University in 1983.