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.
Mr. Jiancheng Li is co-founder, director and chief technology officer. Before co-founding FangDD, Mr. Li worked for of Tencent Holdings Ltd (HKEx: 0700) from 2005 to 2010 and served as a general manager of its Shenzhen R&D center. He served as senior manager at UTStarcom from 1999 to 2005. From 1996 to 1998, Mr. Li was the engineering manager of R&D Center at Jinpeng Group, a telecom infrastructure provider. Mr. Li received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology and an EMBA degree from China Europe International Business School.
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 director since June 2014. 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. Zhe Wei has served as director since June 2014. Mr. Wei has over 20 years of experience in both investment and operational management in China. Prior to launching Vision Knight Capital, a private equity fund, in 2011, Mr. Wei served for five years as an executive director and the chief executive officer of Alibaba.com Limited, a leading worldwide online e-commerce company. From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Wei served as the chief financial officer and then chief executive officer of B&Q China, a subsidiary of Kingfisher plc, a leading home improvement retailer in Europe and Asia. Prior to that, Mr. Wei was the head of investment banking at Orient Securities Company from 1998 to 2000, the corporate finance manager in the M&A department at Coopers & Lybrand from 1995 to 1998, and the vice general manager in the asset management department at Wanguo Securities in 1995. Mr. Wei currently serves as a non-executive director of Informa plc, a leading business intelligence and events organizer listed on the London Stock Exchange, an executive director of Zall Smart Commerce Group Ltd., a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, an independent director of Leju Holdings Limited, a company listed on the New York Stock Exchange, and a non-executive director at PCCW Limited. Mr. Wei received a bachelor’s degree in international business administration from Shanghai International Studies University and completed an EMBA degree at London Business School in 1998.
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.