Management Team

Management Team

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    Jay Wenjie Xiao
    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
    Mr. Jay Wenjie Xiao is our founder, chairman, and chief executive officer. Mr. Xiao has over 10 years of experience in the online finance industry. Prior to founding our company, Mr. Xiao served as product manager in the infrastructure platform department of Tenpay, a leading online payment platform in China owned by Tencent, and was responsible for product development and operations. Mr. Xiao received his bachelor's degree in design from Nanchang Hangkong University in 2005.
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      Jared Yi Wu
      Mr. Jared Yi Wu has served as our president since May 2016 and as our director since November 2017. Prior to joining us, Mr. Wu served at Tencent for 9 years. From 2013 to 2016, Mr. Wu served as general manager of WeChat Pay, an integrated feature in Tencent's WeChat. From 2007 to 2013, Mr. Wu served first as the director of product development at Tenpay and then as its deputy general manager. Mr. Wu received his master's degree in computing and internet systems from King's College London in 2003 and his bachelor's degree in automation from South China University Technology in 2002. He obtained his EMBA degree from China Europe International Business School.
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        James Xigui Zheng
        Chief Financial Officer

        Mr. James Xigui Zheng joined Lexin as our chief financial officer and our director in January 2023. Prior to joining us, Mr. James Xigui Zheng served as the chief financial officer of Lufax Holding Ltd (NYSE: LU) from December 2017 to May 2022. He has served as the chief financial officer of Shanghai Lufax Information Technology Co., Ltd. (formerly known as Shanghai Lujiazui International Financial Asset Exchange Co., Ltd.) from August 2014 to December 2017. Mr. Zheng served as a senior consultant at Accenture (formerly known as Andersen Consulting) from 1992 to 1994. From 1994 to 2000, Mr. Zheng held various positions at U S West Inc. MediaOne (now part of Comcast) and U S West Communications (now part of CenturyLink). Mr. Zheng joined eBay Inc. in May 2000 where he served various senior management positions, including chief financial officer and chief operation officer of eBay China from August 2003 to July 2005 and the chief operating officer of PayPal China from July 2005 to August 2007. Mr. Zheng served as the president of Beijing Kaituo Tianji Information Technology Limited Company from August 2007 to March 2010. He subsequently joined Shanghai Fosun Hi-tech (Group) Co., Ltd. where he was the deputy chief financial officer of the group from May 2010 to August 2012, and the chief executive officer of JOY.CN from August 2012 to September 2013 and the managing director of Fosun Capital from September 2013 to August 2014. Mr. Zheng obtained his MBA degree from the University of Denver in June 1992. He is a certified public accountant in the State of Colorado.

        • Shirley Yunwen Yang
          Shirley Yunwen Yang
          Chief Human Resource Officer
          Ms. Shirley Yunwen Yang has served as our chief human resources officer since February 2019. Ms. Yang has over 15 years of experience in various senior human resources positions. Prior to joining us, she served as an Assistant General Manager at Tencent’s Interactive Entertainment Group in charge of human resources for overseas business. Prior to that, she held senior human resources executive positions at major multinational companies including Walmart. Other than the Chinese mainland, she also has overseas working experience in North America and Hong Kong. Ms. Yang holds a college degree from Ningbo University and an MBA degree from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
          • Jason Ming Zhao
            Jason Ming Zhao
            Chief Marketing Officer

            Mr. Jason Ming Zhao has served as our chief marketing officer since Feburary 2020. Mr. Zhao joined Lexin in February 2017, and was our vice president in charge of public relations and marketing. Prior to joining Lexin, Mr. Zhao was responsible for public relations at Qihoo 360, where he was also the assistant president for 360 mobile phones. Mr. Zhao has led many notable communications campaigns in China, including initiating and implementing entertainment and sports marketing strategies for Qihoo 360.  From 2010 to 2012, Mr. Zhao served as public relations lead at Youku, where he was responsible for brand promotion and public communications. During his time at Youku, Mr. Zhao led the strategic communications work for Youku's IPO on the NYSE and Youku's acquisition of Tudou. Mr. Zhao is also an independent director of Xianhe Environmental, a Chinese A-share listed company.  Mr. Zhao has an Undergraduate degree in Economics from Peking University.

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              Erwin Yong Lu
              Chief Technology Officer

              Mr. Erwin Yong Lu joined Lexin in February 2021 and has served as our chief technology officer since then Mr. Lu has over 20 years of experience in the technology sector and has held various senior positions. Prior to joining us, Mr. Lu served as the chief information officer of Ping An Life Insurance. Prior to that, he served as the chief technology officer and vice president for SINA mobile, a leading online media company in China. From 2016 to 2017, he was the chief technology officer of 51Talk (NYSE:COE), a leading online education platform in China. He also worked from 2014 to 2016 as the general manager of the advertisement division at Weibo Corporation, a NASDAQ listed leading Chinese social media company. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Lu worked at Facebook in Seattle as a software engineer. Before that, Mr. Lu worked at Microsoft in Seattle from 2003 to 2012 as a senior software engineer. Mr. Lu received his master's degree in computer science from the University of Denver in 2003 and a master's degree in chemistry from Zhejiang University in 1998. Mr. Lu is also a named contributor in five IT patents in the United States.