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Zhe Wei

Zhe Wei

Independent Director
Zhe Wei has served as our independent director since April 2014. Mr. Wei has over 15 years of experience in both investment and operational management in China. Prior to launching Vision Knight Capital (China) Fund I, L.P., a private equity investment fund in 2011, Mr. Wei was an executive director and chief executive officer of Alibaba.com Limited, a leading worldwide B2B e-commerce company. Mr. Wei was the president, from 2002 to 2006, and chief financial officer, from 2000 to 2002, of B&Q China, a subsidiary of Kingfisher plc, a leading home improvement retailer in Europe and Asia. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Wei was also the chief representative for Kingfisher’s China sourcing office, Kingfisher Asia Limited. Prior to that, Mr. Wei served as the head of investment banking at Orient Securities Company Limited from 1998 to 2000, and as corporate finance manager at Coopers &Lybrand (now part of PricewaterhouseCoopers) from 1995 and 1998. Mr. Wei was a non-executive director of HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, and was also the vice chairman of China Chain Store & Franchise Association. He was voted as one of “China’s Best CEO” by Finance Asia magazine in 2010. Mr. Wei currently serves as an non-executive director of UBM plc, a global business-to-business event organizer listed on the London Stock Exchange, an independent director of Zall Development Group Ltd., a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, and a director of Shenzhen United Financial Services Group Holdings Co., Ltd. Mr. Wei holds a bachelor’s degree in international business management from Shanghai International Studies University and has completed a corporate finance program at London Business School.
Independent Director