X Financial-Welcome - Board of Directors

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Board of Directors

  • Yue (Justin) Tang

    Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman

    Mr. Yue (Justin) Tang is X Financial’s founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the board of directors. Mr. Tang is responsible for overall business strategies and operation. Before starting X Financial, Mr. Tang co-founded eLong.com, an online travel service company in China in 1999. From 2006 to 2014, Mr. Tang was the founder and managing partner of Blue Ridge China, an investment and consulting company. Mr. Tang is also currently a director of Jidiao Network (Stock Code: 832015), a company listed on China’s National Equities Exchange and Quotations. Mr. Tang received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Concordia College.

  • Shaoyong (Simon) Cheng

    President and Director

    Mr. Shaoyong (Simon) Cheng has served as X Financial’s President since October 2017 and Director since December 2017. Mr. Cheng joined X Financial in 2015. Prior to serving as President, Mr. Cheng served as the Company’s Chief Risk Officer from 2015 to 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Cheng served as head of CEO office and head of business banking at Hang Seng Bank China Limited from 2013 to 2015, deputy General Manager in charge of retail lending management at Bank of Communications from 2006 to 2013, senior credit risk manager at HSBC North America and HSBC Asia Pacific from 2002 to 2006, and manager at Capital One from 1997 to 2002. Mr. Cheng received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in engineering and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Tsinghua University, a master’s degree in industrial engineering and an MBA degree from University of Southern California.

  • Ding (Gardon) Gao

    Chief Technology Officer and Director

    Mr. Ding (Gardon) Gao has served as X Financial’s Chief Technology Officer since April 2014 and Director since December 2017. Mr. Gao joined the Company in 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Gao served as software architect from 2010 to 2014 at Tencent Holdings Limited. Mr. Gao received a bachelor’s degree in management of information system from Dalian Maritime University.

  • Shengwen Rong

    Independent Director

    Shengwen Rong has served as X Financial’s independent director since the IPO. Since February 2017, Mr. Rong has served as the Chief Financial Officer at Yixia Technology Co., Ltd. Prior to that, Mr. Rong served as the Chief Financial Officer at Quixey, Inc. from 2015 to 2016, the Chief Financial Officer at UCWeb from 2012 to 2014, and the Chief Financial Officer at Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co., Ltd from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Rong received a bachelor’s degree in international finance from Renmin University, a master’s degree in accounting from West Virginia University and an MBA degree from University of Chicago.

  • Zheng Xue

    Independent Director

    Zheng Xue has served as X Financial’s independent director since the IPO. Since August 2011, Mr. Xue has served as an independent director at Yingli Solor (NYSE: YGE). Mr. Xue served as the Chief Financial Officer at China Music Corporation from 2015 to 2017, the Chief Financial Officer at Lightinthebox Inc. from 2011 to 2014, partner at Softbank China & India Fund from 2008 to 2010, the Chief Financial Officer at Target Media from 2005 to 2007, and the Chief Financial Officer at eLong Inc. from 2003 to 2005. Mr. Xue received a bachelor’s degree in physics from University of Illinois and an MBA degree from University of Chicago.

  • Longgen Zhang

    Independent Director

    Longgen has served as X Financial’s independent director since the IPO. Since January 2018, Mr. Zhang has served as the Chief Executive Officer at DAQO New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ) and an independent director at ZZ Capital International Limited. Prior to that, Mr. Zhang served as the Chief Financial Officer at Jinko Solar Energy Co., Ltd. (NYSE: JKS) from 2008 to 2014, and the Chief Financial Officer at Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. (NYSE: XIN) from 2006 to 2008. Mr. Zhang received a master’s degree in professional accounting from New Texas A&M University and a master’s degree in business administration from New Texas A&M University.