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.
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.
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.
Ms. Chengfang Lu has served as our Acting Chief Financial Officer since June 2020. Ms. Lu also served as the Company’s Director of Finance from 2019 to June 2020. Previously, Ms. Lu worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers from 2013. Ms. Lu received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in accounting from Jinan University. Ms. Lu is a member of Chinese Institution of Certified Public Accountants.
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.