Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Guosheng Qi
Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Guosheng Qi is one of our co-founders and has served as our chief executive officer and chairman of our Board of Directors since our inception. Mr. Qi founded Beijing Gridsum in 2005 when he was a student at Tsinghua University. Mr. Qi holds a bachelor’s degree in computer software from Tsinghua University.

Guofa Yu
Director, Chief Operating Officer

Guofa Yu is one of our co-founders and has served as our chief operating officer and a member of our Board of Directors since 2005. Mr. Yu served as the operation director of Dyne Junhui, an information technology company, in 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Yu served as a project director of Founder Group, an information technology company, from 2002 to 2005. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Yu served in technology and management roles in several small technology companies. From 1998 to 2000, Mr. Yu served as a software engineer at Neusoft Group, a software company. Mr. Yu holds a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Central South University.

Herman Fong
Director, Co-President

Herman Fong has served as our Co-President and a member of our Board of Directors since 2019. Mr. Fong brings approximately 22 years of experience in the financial markets to Gridsum. From 2011 to October 2018, he was a partner and Chief Investment Officer of Public Markets Strategy at Pacific Alliance Group (“PAG”) Hong Kong, one of Asia’s largest alternative investment management firms that manages assets across a diverse array of private equity, real estate and absolute return strategies. While at PAG, he started and managed the firm’s liquid trading strategies business, and oversaw the investment, trading, operations, risk and compliance teams. Prior to PAG Hong Kong, he started the Hong Kong office for D.B. Zwirn Asia Partners Ltd., where he was Managing Director and CIO of Asia Pacific liquid trading strategies from 2005 to 2008. Prior to D.B. Zwirn, he held a variety of senior roles in trading across Asia, including at ABN AMRO Bank in Hong Kong from 2002 to 2005, Credit Agricole Indosuez in Hong Kong from 2000 to 2002, Lehman Brothers in Tokyo from 1998 to 2000, and Salomon Brothers in Hong Kong from 1996 to 1998. Mr. Fong received a Master of Science in operations research from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from University of California, Berkeley.

Yanchun Bai

Yanchun Bai has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2012. Mr. Bai has been a partner at the Commerce & Finance Law Office, a law firm, since May 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Bai was a partner at King & Wood Mallesons, a law firm, from 1993 to May 2013. Mr. Bai currently serves as a member of the board of directors of China Molybdenum Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Mr. Bai holds a bachelor’s degree in law from China University of Political Science and Law and an LLM degree from Stanford Law School.

Xudong Gao
Independent Director

Xudong Gao has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2006. Mr. Gao has served as the vice director of Tsinghua University Research Center for Technological Innovation since June 2011. Mr. Gao has been a member of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology’s Expert Committee of Telecom Economy since January 2010. Mr. Gao also served as a director of the Tsinghua MBA program from 2008 to June 2011. Mr. Gao is currently a professor at the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University. Mr. Gao holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in economics from Renmin University of China and a Ph.D. degree in management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Feng Lu
Independent Director

Feng Lu has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2019. Mr. Lu has been a professor of the School of Government at Peking University since 2003. Prior to that, Mr. Lu had been an associate professor of the School of Public Policy and Management at Tsinghua University from 1999 to 2003. Mr. Lu also served as an officer at the Research Center of the Finance and Commerce Office of Beijing Municipal Government from 1984 to 1986, as an officer at the Finance and Commerce Bureau of the PRC State Economic Commission from 1986 to 1988, and as an officer at the Consumer Market Department and Comprehensive Planning Department of the PRC State Planning Commission from 1988 to 1991. Since 2008, Mr. Lu has served on the board of directors of Chery Automobile Co., Ltd., a China-based automobile manufacturer. Mr. Lu holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the Central Institute of Nationalities of the PRC, and a Ph.D. degree in political science from Columbia University.

Dannis Cheuk Yin Lee
Independent Director

Dannis Cheuk Yin Lee has served as a member of our Board of Directors since 2019. Mr. Lee is managing director of DLK Advisory Limited, a company engaged in company positioning, investor communications and related advisory services, which he joined in 2010. Mr. Lee held management positions, including as the company's executive director, chief financial controller and director of operations, at the Hong Kong-listed AMVIG Holdings Limited (Stock Code: 2300), a tobacco packaging business, from 2001 to 2010. Previously, Mr. Lee served as a senior audit manager of Arthur Andersen LLP from 1996 to 2001, and in accounting or audit roles for Philip Morris Asia Limited from 1995 to 1996, and Arthur Andersen LLP from 1992 to 1995. Mr. Lee is an associate member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Lee holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Texas A&M University. Mr. Lee is an independent director of Geely Automobile Holdings Limited, an automobile manufacturer listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 175), chairman of its audit committee and member of its remuneration and nomination committees. He is a member of the boards of directors of Tiangong International Company Limited, a manufacturer of special steel, cutting tools and titanium alloy (HKSE Stock Code: 826), and CMBC Capital Holdings Limited, a financial services provider (HKSE Stock Code: 1141).

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