Board of Directors
Ms. Sunny Rui Sun has more than 20 years of working experiences both abroad and in China in the area of financial management, corporate development and mergers & acquisitions across diversified industries. Prior to joining Lexin, Ms. Sun was the Chief Financial Officer of Medlinker Limited, a leading internet hospital in China and the Chief Financial Officer of Yitu Limited, a leading AI chip design and AI technology application company in China. Before that, Ms. Sun served as the Chief Growth Officer of Yum China (NYSE: YUMC) as well as Chief Financial Officer before separate listing and other senior positions in the company. Before that, Ms. Sun was the Senior Managing Director of CVC Capital Partners, a private equity firm. Ms. Sun also worked at various executive positions at Daimler AG and Danone Asia. Ms. Sun holds an MBA degree from Said Business School of Oxford University.
Mr. Kris Qian Qiao has served as the Company's chief financing cooperation officer since April 2016, as our vice president from December 2013 to March 2016, and as our director since December 2020. Mr. Qiao has over 14 years of experience in finance and related areas. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Qiao worked as a senior manager of China Universal Asset Management Co., Ltd. from 2010 to 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Qiao was a senior product manager for financing cooperation at Tenpay from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Qiao also served as a software engineer and project manager at the Bank of China Software Development Center (Shenzhen) from 2002 to 2005. Mr. Qiao received his master's degree in business administration from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and his bachelor's degree in applied computer science from Henan University. Mr. Qiao received his EMBA degree from the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business.
Mr. Suining Xiao has served as our director since September 2019. Mr. Xiao currently serves as a partner of PAG and chairman of PAG in China. Prior to joining PAG in 2013, Mr. Xiao served as the chairman of Ping An Bank from 2010 to 2012 and was a director and president of the Shenzhen Development Bank from 2007 to 2010. Prior to joining the Shenzhen Development Bank, Mr. Xiao spent 17 years at the Bank of Communications where he held numerous senior management positions, including as the president of the Bank of Communications Shenzhen Branch. Mr. Xiao earned a college degree in business management from the Yunnan Economic Management Cadre College in 1987.
Mr. Xiaoguang Wu has served as our director since march 2018 and has become our independent director since August 2018. Mr. Xiaoguang Wu currently serves as the co-founder of Welight Capital and as an advisor at Eleven Two Capital. He was named as senior management adviser of Tencent in June 2015. Mr. Wu joined Tencent (SEHK: 00700) in 1999, and was a member of the founding team. He led the development and product planning for Tencent's core product, QQ, and served as project manager for the QQ research and development team. He also served as general manager of Tencent's IM product division and the internet business division. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Wu served as chief executive officer of Tencent's e-commerce unit. Mr. Wu has extensive experience in product research and development, product planning, product operations and marketing internet products. He received his B.S. degree from Nanjing University in 1996, and an EMBA degree from China Europe International Business School in 2008.
Ms. Annabelle Yu Long has served as our independent director since August 2020. Ms. Long currently serves as a member of Bertelsmann Group Management Committee, Chief Executive Officer of Bertelsmann China Corporate Center and Managing Partner of Bertelsmann Asia Investments. Formerly, Ms. Long was a Principal at Bertelsmann Digital Media Investments. She joined the international media, services, and education company via the Bertelsmann Entrepreneurs Program in 2005. From 1996 to 2003, Ms. Long was a Producer and Lead Anchor for the Sichuan Broadcasting Group. From 1994 to 1996 she was a Producer and host for Chengdu People’s Radio Broadcasting. Ms. Long is an active member of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders Advisory Council. In addition, she is a member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council. Ms. Long serves on the Board of Directors of Tapestry Inc. (NYSE: TPR, its portfolio includes Coach, Stuart Weitzman and Kate Spade), BitAuto (NYSE: BITA) and China Distance Education Holdings Limited (NYSE: DL). She holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BSEE from the University of Electronic Science and Technology in China.