Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Mr. Long
Quan LONG
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Before joining Autohome, Mr. Long has held a series of leadership roles within Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (HKEX: 2318; SHA: 601318) since he first joined as a salesman in 1998, including as the assistant general manager, vice general manager and general manager of several provincial-level branches of Ping An Property & Casualty Insurance Company of China, Ltd. He has been serving as vice general manager of Ping An Property & Casualty Insurance Company of China, Ltd. since December 2018. In addition, Mr. Long has extensive experience in business management at leading internet companies, such as serving as the assistant general manager of Lufax Holding Ltd (NYSE: LU) in charge of insurance business between October 2015 and January 2017, as the senior director of Ant Group’s insurance business since February 2017, and as the director, general manager and chief executive officer of Cathay Insurance Company Limited between June 2017 and September 2018. The long career in insurance business, especially in the property and casualty insurance segment, has equipped Mr. Long with nuanced understanding and deep insight of the market segments and business operations along the value chain of the automobile industry. Mr. Long received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Wuhan University of Technology.

Dong LIU
Dong LIU
Director

Mr. Dong Liu  has served as our director since June 2016. Mr. Dong Liu joined Ping An Group in 2014 and is currently deputy general manager of China Ping An Trust Co., Ltd., or Ping An Trust, and the chief executive officer as well as the principal partner of Ping An Capital. Prior to joining Ping An Group, Mr. Liu was the chief representative of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, or GIC, Greater China, and a Senior Vice President of GIC from 2007 to 2014, a principal investment officer of the International Finance Corporation, a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group, in China from 2003 to 2007, a senior investment officer of the International Finance Corporation in Washington D.C. from 1998 to 2003 and a senior economist at The World Bank Group in Washington D.C. from 1994 to 1998. Mr. Liu has more than 20 years of international and domestic investment experience. Since returning to China in 2003, Mr. Liu has led investments in sectors such as the consumer, healthcare, education, environmental protection, financial services, technology and agribusiness industries.

Jing XIAO
Jing XIAO
Director
Dr. Jing Xiao has served as our director since June 2020. Dr. Jing Xiao is the Group Chief Scientist of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. (“Ping An”), leading its research and development work in AI-related technologies and their applications in the areas of finance, healthcare, and smart-city. Before joining Ping An, Dr. Xiao worked as Principal Applied Scientist Lead in Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) and Manager of Algorithm Group in Epson Research and Development, Inc. He has a long career in research and development in artificial intelligence and related fields, which began in 1995, covering a broad range of application areas such as healthcare, autonomous driving, three-dimensional (3D) printing and display, biometrics, web search, and finance. Dr. Xiao received his Ph.D. degree from the School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, and has published over 90 academic papers and owns over 100 U.S. patents.
Zheng Liu
Zheng LIU
Director

Mr. Zheng Liu has served as our director since December 2017. Mr. Liu currently serves as the deputy general manager of Ping An Property Insurance Company of China and the general director of its agency business unit. Mr. Liu has nearly 27 years of experience in business management and the industry of insurance, in particular property insurance. He joined Ping An Group in 1993 and has served consecutively as the assistant to the general manager, the deputy general manager and the general manager of Ping An Property Insurance Company of China’s Beijing Branch. In 2011, Mr. Liu was relocated to Ping An Property Insurance Company of China’s headquarters, and has since then served consecutively as its deputy general manager and general director of western China business unit, then its deputy general manager and general director of new sales channel business unit, and its deputy general manager and general director of northern Chines business unit. Mr. Zheng Liu received a Bachelor of Laws degree from Sun Yat-sen University in China.

Junling LIU
Junling LIU
Independent Director

Mr. Junling Liu has served as our independent director since January 2015. Mr. Liu is the co-founder, chairman and chief executive officer of 111, Inc. (NYSE: YI), an online healthcare cloud service provider. He co-founded and served as chief executive officer of YHD.com from 2008 to 2015. Prior to founding YHD.com, Mr. Liu served as the global vice president and president for mainland China and Hong Kong at Dell Inc. from 2006 to 2007. He also held various executive positions at internationally renowned technology companies such as Avaya China, Openwave Systems and Lucent Technologies Asia. Mr. Liu serves as an independent director of Hua Medicine (HKSE: 02552). Mr. Liu received his bachelor’s degree in education from Flinders University in Australia and master’s degree in international business administration from Flinders University. Mr. Liu became an inductee of China’s Thousand Talent Plan in 2012.

Tianruo PU
Tianruo PU
Independent Director

Mr. Tianruo Pu has served as our independent director since December 2016. Mr. Pu currently serves as an independent director and chairman of the audit committee of One Connect Financial Technology (NYSE: OCFT), a financial technology company, as an independent director and chairman of the audit committee of Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN) and its subsidiary Kaixin Auto (Nasdaq: KXIN), a group company operating a used car business and a SaaS business, and as an independent director and chairman of the audit committee of 3SBio Inc. (HKSE: 1530), a bio-pharmaceutical company. Mr. Pu has more than twenty years of work experience in finance and accounting in both the United States and China. Previously, Mr. Pu served as the chief financial officer of several companies including Zhaopin Limited (formerly NYSE: ZPIN), UTStarcom (Nasdaq: UTSI) and Nuokang Bio-Pharmaceutical (formerly Nasdaq: NKBP). Mr. Pu received an MBA degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a Master of Science degree in accounting from the University of Illinois.

Dazong WANG
Dazong WANG
Independent Director

Dr. Dazong Wang has served as our independent director since December 2016. Dr. Wang has been the founder and the chairman of Ophoenix Capital Management since 2011. Dr. Wang also serves as a director of FUBA Automotive Electronics GmbH, Germany, a leading supplier of automotive reception systems, as a director of Merit Automotive Electronics Systems, S.L., Spain, a leading supplier of complex automotive mechatronics modules and as a director of Committee of 100, a non-profit membership organization of prominent Chinese Americans. From 2008 to 2011, Dr. Wang was the president and chief executive officer of Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation. From 2006 to 2008, Dr. Wang served as the vice president of Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation, where he was responsible for engineering and key component operations. Before that, Dr. Wang served several positions in General Motors Company, or GM, from 1985 to 2006, including, senior staff engineer, China country manager and engineering director for North America operations. Dr. Wang received a Ph.D. degree from Cornell University and a Master of Science degree from Huazhong University of Science and Technology in China.


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