Larry is our founder and has served as our director, chairman and chief executive officer since our inception in 2006. Prior to founding our company, among others, Larry served as the general manager of a vocational education and online education company, New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU and SEHK: 9901), from 2002 to 2006. Larry received his MBA degree from Yale University in 2002 and his bachelor’s degree in mechanical manufacturing from Beijing Union University in 1994.
Frank has served as our director since November 2006. Frank is a general partner of DCM, a technology venture capital firm and one of our principal shareholders. Prior to joining DCM in 2006, Frank was the chief operating officer of SINA Corporation (Nasdaq: SINA). He co-founded SINA’s predecessor, SinaNet, in 1995 and later helped guiding SINA through its listing on Nasdaq. Prior to founding SinaNet, Frank was a consultant at Ernst & Young Management Consulting Group. Frank currently serves on the board of directors of numerous DCM portfolio companies, including Tuniu Corporation (Nasdaq: TOUR) and Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS), as well as China Online Education Group (NYSE: COE) and Kuaishou Technology (HKSE: 1024). Frank received his MBA degree from Stanford University in 1993 and his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Dartmouth College in 1988.
Zhiwu 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.