Management

Jinnan (Marco) Lai
Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Jinnan (Marco) Lai has served as a director and the Chief Executive Officer of LIZHI INC. (“Lizhi BVI”) since December 2010 and our director and Chief Executive Officer since January 2019. Before founding Lizhi, Mr. Lai was a successful serial entrepreneur in China’s internet industry. He worked as the chief executive officer for Shanghai Labox Information Technology Limited from 2007 to 2010, and also founded Guangzhou Mowang Information Technology Co., Ltd. and served as its president from 2003 to 2007. Before starting his business career, Mr. Lai was a radio host.

Ning Ding
Co-founder, Chief Technology Officer and Director

Mr. Ning Ding has served as a director of Lizhi BVI since March 2012 and our director since January 2019. Mr. Ding has been the chief technology officer of Guangzhou Lizhi Network Technology Co., Ltd. (“Guangzhou Lizhi”) since 2010. Previously, Mr. Ding served as the deputy general manager of technology for Shanghai Labox Information Technology Limited from 2007 to 2010. He worked for Guangzhou Mowang Information Technology Co., Ltd. as its development manager from 2006 to 2007. Mr. Ding graduated from Southwest University with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and technology.

Zelong Li
Vice President and Director

Mr. Zelong Li has served as a director of Lizhi BVI since June 2017 and our director since March 2019. Mr. Li has been a vice president of Guangzhou Lizhi since 2010. Before joining us, Mr. Li served as a product manager of Shanghai Labox Information Technology Limited from 2008 to 2010. Mr. Li graduated from Guangdong Mechanical & Electrical College of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in computer application.

Xi (Catherine) Chen
Chief Financial Officer and Director

Ms. Xi (Catherine) Chen has served as our Chief Financial Officer since 2019 and our director since 2020. Previously, Ms. Chen worked at Goldman Sachs Investment Banking division from 2010 to 2019 and served as an executive director from 2016 to 2019. Before that, Ms. Chen worked in the London offices of the Investment Banking division of Credit Suisse from 2009 to 2010. Ms. Chen received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Tsinghua University.

Juan Ren
Vice President and Director

Ms. Juan Ren has served as our Vice President since May 2015 and our director since January 2020. Ms. Ren has been the vice president of Guangzhou Lizhi since 2011. Previously, Ms. Ren served as a financial manager at a branch of Shenzhen B&K New Energy Co., Ltd. from 2007 to 2011. Ms. Ren graduated from Hubei Polytechnic University.

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