Board of Directors
Philip Jiaqi Kuai
Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Philip Jiaqi Kuai is the Company’s founder, and has served as the chairman of the Company’s board of directors and chief executive officer since its inception. Mr. Kuai is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience and expertise in the logistics and internet sectors in China. Prior to founding Dada, Mr. Kuai served as a vice president of Anjuke.com, an online property platform in China, from 2013 to 2014, which was subsequently acquired by 58.com, a NYSE-listed online marketplace for classifieds in China, in 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Kuai served as a vice president of AdChina from 2009 to 2013 and before that role, worked at Oracle Corporation from 2007 to 2009, at McKinsey & Company as management consultant from 2005 to 2006, and worked at Accenture from 2004 to 2005. Mr. Kuai was named to Fortune China’s list of the “2019 40 under 40 in China”, the annual selection of the most influential young people in business. Mr. Kuai received a bachelor’s degree in logistics engineering from Tongji University and a master’s degree in logistics engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Chairman of the Board
Director and Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Jun Yang is a co-founder and has served as the Company’s chief technology officer since its inception and a director since the IPO. Mr. Yang is responsible for Dada’s technology, products, data, and corporate strategies. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Yang worked as the head of growth engineering team at Square, a NYSE-listed company, from 2014 to 2015, where he was responsible for user growth strategy and implementation. Prior to that, he worked as an engineering manager at Facebook, a Nasdaq-listed company, from 2010 to 2014, where he was responsible for user growth and ads optimization, and worked as an engineer at Google, a Nasdaq-listed company, from 2008 to 2009. Mr. Yang received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Zhejiang University, and a master’s degree and a doctoral degree in computer science from Carnegie Mellon University.
Mr. Lei Xu has served as a director since the IPO. Mr. Xu is the chief executive officer of JD Retail, a business group of JD.com. Mr. Xu joined JD Group in 2009 and has held several leadership roles within the sales and marketing divisions of retail business, including head of marketing and branding, head of JD Wireless, and head of marketing and platform operations. Mr. Xu led the rebrand of JD.com, and the launch of its mascot, the paid membership service program, the super brand day strategic marketing program and the open platform program helping its partners to expand online businesses. Before joining JD Group, Mr. Xu held several senior management roles in marketing and operations at Lenovo, Allyes and Belle E-Commerce. Mr. Xu received an EMBA degree from China Europe International Business School.
Mr Yui Yu has been served as the Company’s director since January 2021. Yui Yu is the chief executive officer of JD Logistics. Mr. Yu joined JD.com in 2008, and has held multiple executive positions within the company and its retail and logistics business groups. In particular, Mr. Yu has extensive experience in operation and management in the logistics industry. He served as head of both the Central China and Eastern China logistics units, where he was instrumental in establishing the industry leading position of JD Logistics, while helping to steer its fast-paced development. Mr. Yu has broad managerial experience and a comprehensive strategic vision, and is a leader trained and cultivated by JD.com. Mr. Yu holds an EMBA from China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), and a bachelor of laws from China University of Political Science and Law.
Sandy Ran Xu
Ms. Sandy Ran Xu has served as the Company’s director since November 2019. Ms. Xu currently serves as senior vice president of JD.com and chief financial officer of JD Retail, a business group of JD.com. Prior to joining JD.com in July 2018, Ms. Xu was an audit partner with nearly 20 years’ experience at PricewaterhouseCoopers in its Beijing and San Jose offices. Ms. Xu received a bachelor’s degree with double majors in information science and economics from Peking University. Ms. Xu was a Certified Public Accountant in both China and the United States.
Christina Xiaojing Zhu
Ms. Christina Xiaojing Zhu has served as a director since May 2020. Ms. Zhu is the president and chief executive officer of Walmart China. Prior to joining Walmart Group in May 2020, Ms. Zhu served as the president of Fonterra Greater China, a global dairy exporter and milk processor, where she led Fonterra group’s businesses in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan region, from August 2016 to December 2019, and served as a managing director and vice president from September 2011 to July 2016. Prior to joining Fonterra, Ms. Zhu served as a vice president of Honeywell International Inc., a NYSE-listed technology company, where she was responsible for strategy and development, from January 2005 to May 2008, and served as director for strategy and business development from February 2003 to January 2005. Prior to that, Ms. Zhu worked as an engagement manager of McKinsey & Company with a focus on serving financial institutions from 1999 to 2003. Ms. Zhu received a bachelor’s degree in western studies from Beijing Foreign Studies University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.
Mr. Kui Zhou has served as the Company’s director since November 2014. Mr. Zhou is a partner at Sequoia Capital China. He focuses on early investments in the technology, media, telecom and healthcare industries. Currently Mr. Zhou serves as a director of Eversec, Pony AI, Winona, IngageApp and Ju Shui Tan Technology. Prior to joining Sequoia Capital China in 2005, Mr. Zhou spent many years at Lenovo Group. Mr. Zhou received a master’s degree in business administration from Tsinghua University.
Bonnie Yi Zhang
Ms. Bonnie Yi Zhang has served as an independent director since the IPO. Ms. Zhang is the chief financial officer of Sina Corporation, a Nasdaq-listed online media company in China. From March 2014 to March 2015, Ms. Zhang served as the chief financial officer of Weibo Corporation, a Nasdaq-listed social media platform in China and one of Sina Corporation’s subsidiaries. Before joining Weibo, Ms. Zhang was the chief financial officer of AdChina Ltd., an integrated internet advertising platform in China, from May 2011 to February 2014. Prior to that, Ms. Zhang was an audit partner of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu based in Shanghai, with a focus on serving Chinese companies making initial public offerings in the United States and Chinese companies listed in the United States, from October 2007 to April 2011. Ms. Zhang served as a senior manager in the National Office SEC Services group of Deloitte & Touche, LLP from May 2005 to August 2007, where she was responsible for pre-issuance reviews of securities offering documents and periodic reports to be filed with the SEC with a focus on foreign private issuers. Ms. Zhang received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from McDaniel College. Ms. Zhang is a certified public accountant in the State of Maryland and is a member of the American Institution of Certified Public Accountants.
Ms. Baohong Sun has served as an independent director since the IPO. Ms. Sun is the chair professor of marketing and associate dean of Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business. Ms. Sun joined Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in 2008, and was a visiting professor of marketing and associate dean of international programs from June 2008 to August 2009. Prior to that, Ms. Sun joined Carnegie Mellon University in July 1997, and worked as an assistant professor of marketing from July 1997 to August 2004, an associate professor of marketing from September 2001 to August 2004 and a professor of marketing from September 2009 to August 2011. Ms. Sun was also an assistant professor at the University of North Carolina from July 2001 to August 2004. Ms. Sun received a bachelor’s degree in international economics from Renmin University of China and a doctoral degree in economics from the University of Southern California. Ms. Sun is a member of the American Marketing Association, the American Economic Association and the Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences.