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 2010 and as our director and Chief Executive Officer since January 2019. Before founding Sound Group Inc. (formerly known as LIZHI INC.), 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 has served as a director of Lizhi BVI since March 2012, our Chief Technology Officer since January 2019, and our director from January 2019 to April 2022. Mr. Ding has also 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 and 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 Vice President of Finance since December 2021 and Director of Finance from 2019 to December 2021. 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 the Chinese Institution of Certified Public Accountants.
Ms. Juan Ren is our Vice President and director. Ms. Ren has served as our Vice President and 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 received her bachelor’s degree from Hubei Polytechnic University and EMBA degree from Guanghua School of Management, Peking University.