Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Yan Tang is our co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer. Mr. Tang previously served as our executive chairman between November 2020 and October 2022. Mr. Tang served as our director and chief executive officer since our inception in July 2011 to October 2020. Prior to founding our company, from 2003 to 2011, Mr. Tang worked at NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES), or NetEase, initially as editor and later editor-in-chief. Mr. Tang was named by Fortune Magazine as one of its “40 Under 40,” a list of the most powerful, influential and important business elites under the age of 40, in October 2014. Mr. Tang received his bachelor of science degree from Chengdu University of Technology in China in 2000.
Director and Chief Operating Officer
Ms. Sichuan Zhang previously served as our director from April 2012 to November 2017. Ms. Zhang founded PUPUPULA, a children's furniture and design company, in 2017, and served as its Chief Executive Officer until 2022. Ms. Zhang first joined the Company in July 2011 and was responsible for product design, then marketing strategies and executions. Prior to joining our company, from June 2009 to February 2011, she co-founded 4 Degrees Motion Design, an advertising design firm. She was an art director of Modern Media, a Chinese media company, from January 2009 to May 2009, a senior designer of Phoenix New Media Limited (NYSE: FENG) from January 2008 to January 2009, and a web designer of NetEase, Inc. from March 2006 to April 2007. Ms. Zhang received her bachelor's degree in South China Normal University in 2005. Ms. Zhang is the spouse of Mr. Yan Tang, our co-founder, chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
Executive Director and President
Mr. Li Wang has served as our executive director and president since October 2022. Mr. Wang previously served as our director and chief executive officer between November 2020 and October 2022. Mr. Wang served as our chief operating officer from June 2014 to October 2020 and our president since April 2018 to October 2020. Mr. Wang joined the company as a core member of the founding team in 2011. Prior to joining us, Mr. Wang was the managing director of Laoluo English Training School, a start-up education service business from November 2008 to May 2011. He was the general administration staff at NEC China Co., Ltd. from April 2005 to April 2007. Mr. Wang received a bachelor’s degree in management from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in China in 2004.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Cathy Hui Peng has been our chief financial officer since July 2022. Prior to the current role, Ms. Peng served as the Company's Senior Vice President of corporate finance. In this role she was responsible for the company's financial planning and analysis, strategic investment and acquisitions, as well as corporate strategy and investor communications. Ms. Peng joined the Company in 2015 as vice president of investor relations. Since then, she has played a key role in driving the company's success in various capital market transactions. From 2007 to 2015, Ms. Peng worked for SINA Corporation as director of investor relations and a corporate treasurer. Prior to that, she worked for several public and private companies in TMT space where she served various roles in accounting, financial planning and analysis, M&As and corporate communications. Ms. Peng started her career in auditing at Ernst &Young from 2001. Ms. Peng received her bachelor degree in Economics from Peking University in 2001.