The following members make up the GSX Techedu Inc. Board of Directors. Please select an individual member below to learn more about them and the committees they contribute to.
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Larry Xiangdong Chen is founder and has served as the chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer since August 2014. Prior to founding GSX Techedu, Mr. Chen served as the executive president of New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE: EDU), or New Oriental Education, from November 2010 to January 2014. Mr. Chen joined New Oriental in 1999. He was promoted to be senior vice president in January 2006, and from 2001 to January 2002 he served as executive assistant to the chief executive officer of New Oriental Education. From 2002 to 2003, Mr. Chen was the president of Wuhan New Oriental School. Mr. Chen was promoted to vice president in September 2003, and in this capacity was in charge of a number of departments at New Oriental Education’s headquarters, including its short-term training system, human resources, marketing and public relations and business development. Mr. Chen received his master’s and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Renmin University of China. Mr. Chen completed the General Manager Program at Harvard Business School in 2005.
Mr. Xin Fan has served as an independent director since the IPO. Mr. Fan has served as the chief financial officer of Bilibili Inc. (Nasdaq: BILI) since September 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Fan served as Bilibili’s vice president of finance since April 2016. Before joining Bilibili, Mr. Fan served as a finance director at NetEase (Nasdaq: NTES) from 2011 to 2016. Prior to 2011, Mr. Fan held various positions at KPMG Huazhen for an aggregate of eight years and served as a senior manager there from 2008 to 2011. Mr. Fan received his bachelor’s degree in international accounting from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in 2001. Mr. Fan is a regular member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a certified public accountant in China. He also holds licenses as chartered global management accountant and chartered certified accountant in the United Kingdom.
Mr. Yiming Hu has served as an independent director since the IPO. Mr. Hu has served as the chairman of the board of directors of Dongfang Beidou Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd., a provider of navigation and positions products, since April 2018, and has been responsible for its strategic planning, organization and implementation. From March 2006 to May 2016, Mr. Hu held various positions at Ping An Trust Co., Ltd., including serving as project manager, general manager of the Beijing branch, and general manager of the private wealth division. Before joining Ping An Trust, Mr. Hu was a researcher at the Beijing Center for International Economic Research from July 1998 to March 2006, responsible for domestic and foreign macroeconomic tracking, analysis and research. Mr. Hu received his bachelor’s degree in political science and law from Xinyang Normal College in 1993 and his master’s degree in international economics from Renmin University of China in 1998.
Mr. Ming Liao has served as an independent director since the IPO. Mr. Liao has been a founding partner and director of Prospect Avenue Capital, a late-stage private equity fund manager focusing on the internet industry, since July 2016. From February 2014 to February 2015, Mr. Liao served as the chief representative of UBS AG’s Beijing representative office, working at its investment banking division. Prior to joining UBS, Mr. Liao was a director at the investment banking division of Barclays Capital Asia from May 2011 to March 2013. Before Barclays, Mr. Liao was a vice president at The Carlyle Group’s investor relations division from September 2008 to May 2011, responsible for fund raising in China. Prior to joining Carlyle, Mr. Liao was a vice president in the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley Asia from August 2006 to August 2008. Mr. Liao received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Renmin University of China in 1995, and his master’s degree in public affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University in 2000.