Board of Directors
Mr. Yi Duan is co-founder, chairman of board of directors and chief executive officer. Before co-founding FangDD, Mr. Duan was the managing director at Suzhou Best Team Real Estate Cooperation Service Co., Ltd. from 2000 to 2011. Mr. Duan received a bachelor’s degree in real estate management from Suzhou Urban Construction and Environmental Protection Institute and an EMBA degree from China Europe International Business School. Mr. Duan also completed the China CEO program at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in 2016.
Mr. Xi Zeng is co-founder, director and chief operating officer. Before co-founding FangDD, Mr. Zeng was the manager at Suzhou Best Team Real Estate Cooperation Service Co., Ltd. from 2002 to 2010. He received a bachelor’s degree from Suzhou University of Science and Technology and an EMBA degree from China Europe International Business School.
Ms. Jiaorong Pan has served as our chief financial officer since March 2020. Ms. Pan joined us in October 2011 and served as our senior vice president before assuming the position of chief financial officer. Prior to joining us, Ms. Pan was a general manager at Suzhou Huamei Enterprise Marketing Planning Co., Ltd. Between September 2003 and October 2009, Ms. Pan served as a manager for the consulting department of Best Team Real Estate Comprehension Services Co., Ltd. During her tenure, she chaired all market research and project development efforts. Ms. Pan holds a bachelor’s degree in construction engineering from Suzhou University of Science and Technology and an EMBA degree from the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. .
Ms. Li Xiao has served as vice president since November 2014 and as director since July 2015. Ms. Xiao has more than 20 years of experience in China’s real estate industry. From 1994 to 2014, Ms. Xiao worked at China Vanke Co., Ltd. (HKEX: 2202), where she held multiple positions consecutively, including director, vice president, the head of general manager office, the head of the board office, and the secretary of the board. From 1990 to 1994, Ms. Xiao worked at Mitsubishi Corporation’s Shenzhen office. Ms. Xiao received a bachelor’s degree from Wuhan University and an EMBA degree from China Europe International Business School.
Mr. Ronald Cao has served as our director since June 2014, and has been serving as our independent director since November 2020. Mr. Cao is the founder and managing partner of Sky9 Capital, a China-focused early-stage technology venture capital firm established in 2016. Mr. Cao also co-founded Lightspeed China Partners and has been managing the investments and operations of Lightspeed China Partners I, L.P. and Lightspeed China Partners II, L.P. since November 2011. Prior to founding Lightspeed China Partners, Mr. Cao served as managing director of Lightspeed Venture Partners, managing director of KLM Capital, and products and operations manager at Intel Corporation. Mr. Cao currently serves on the board of PPDai (NYSE: PPDF) and boards of privately-owned portfolio companies. Mr. Cao was named as a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. Mr. Cao received his bachelor of science and master of engineering degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mr. Cao has been named by Forbes China as one of China’s top venture capitalist over multiple years.
Mr. Johnny Kar Ling Ng has served as independent director since October 2018. Mr. Ng has also served as the independent director of Sinopec Limited (NYSE: SNP/HKEX: 0386/SSE: 600028) since May 2018 and China Vanke Co., Ltd. (HKEX: 2202) since June 2017. Mr. Ng held a variety of roles, including partner and vice chairman, at KPMG LLP from 1984 to 2016. Mr. Ng earned a BBA degree in 1984 and a MBA degree in 1999 from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Mr. Ng is a certified public accountant.
Mr. Weiru Chen has served as independent director since the IPO. Mr. Chen has served as an independent director of TAL Education Group (NYSE: TAL) since June 2015 and Dian Diagnostics Co., Ltd. (SSE: 300244) since July 2017. Mr. Chen has served as an executive director of Industry Internet Center of Alibaba Business School since February 2019 and was a chief strategy officer at Zhejiang Cainiao Supply Chain Management Company Limited from 2017 to 2019. Mr. Chen was an assistant professor of strategy at INSEAD Business School from 2003 to 2011 and an associate professor of strategy at China Europe International Business School from 2011 to 2017. Mr. Chen earned a bachelor’s degree from National Taiwan University in Taiwan in 1993, a master’s degree from TamKang University in 1996 and a doctoral degree from Purdue University in 2003.