Mr. Jinnan (Marco) Lai, is our founder, Chief Executive Officer and director. Mr. Lai has served as a director and the Chief Executive Officer of 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 is our co-founder and Chief Technology Officer. Mr. Ding had served as our director from January 2019 to April 2022. Mr. Ding has served as a director of Lizhi BVI since March 2012. Mr. Ding has been the chief technology officer of 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 is our Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Zelong Li has served as our Chief Operating Officer since March 2021. Mr. Li had served as our director from March 2019 to April 2022. Mr. Li has been a vice president of Guangzhou LIZHI since 2010 and a director of LIZHI BVI since June 2017. Before joining us, Mr. Li served as a product manager for 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 is our Acting Chief Financial Officer. Ms. 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. 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 is our Vice President and director. Ms. 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 for a branch of Shenzhen B&K New Energy Co., Ltd. from 2007 to 2011. Ms. Ren graduated from Hubei Polytechnic University.