Founder, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Guofu Ye is our founder and has been serving as our chairman and chief executive officer since our inception. In August 2009, Mr. Ye founded and has since then served as the chief executive officer of, Miniso Corporation, our predecessor company, which transferred substantially all of its businesses and assets to us. Mr. Ye accumulated immense mastery in trendy fashion during the period of Chinese economic transformation and seized the opportunity to improve the social quality consumption patterns, bringing a new business model in China. Mr. Ye received his junior college diploma in economic management from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in China.
Ms. Lili Xu has been serving as our director since October 2020. Ms. Xu also currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer of ClouDr Group Limited and as a director for Yalla Group (NYSE: YALA). Before joining us, Ms. Xu served as the Chief Financial Officer from March 2014 to September 2020 and as an executive director from March 2018 to September 2020 of Tongdao Liepin Group (HKEx.6100). Prior to that, Ms. Xu held various positions at General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), including as the Chief Financial Officer of GE Power Generation Services China from January 2005 to March 2014. Ms. Xu received a bachelor’s degree in International Business from Nanjing University in June 2003 and a Master of Science degree in Local Economic Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science in November 2004. Ms. Xu is a public accountant certified by the Board of Accountancy of Washington State of the United States.
Mr. Yonghua Zhu has been serving as our director since October 2020. Mr. Zhu has been the founding partner of Long-Z (formerly Meituan DragonBall Capital) and a vice president of Meituan (HKEx: 3690) since December 2016. Mr. Zhu was an executive director of the department of investment in modern agriculture and food of Legend Holdings Corporation (HKEx: 3396) from November 2014 to December 2016. Mr. Zhu worked at Tiantu Capital from July 2007 to October 2014 and served as a partner from December 2013 to October 2014. Mr. Zhu obtained a master of finance degree from Newcastle University in December 2007.
Mr. Yongping Wang has been serving as our director since November 2021. Mr. Wang currently serves as the president of China Commercial Real Estate Association and as a vice chairman of The Commerce Economy Association of China. He also currently serves as an independent director of Easyhome New Retail Group Co., Ltd. (SZSE: 000785) and an independent non-executive director of SCE Intelligent Commercial Management Holdings Limited (HKEx.0606). Before joining us, Mr. Wang held various senior management positions in several national commercial real estate institutions, including as a vice-chairman and secretary-general of China Federation of Urban Commercial Outlets Construction Administration, a national commercial real estate industry association from 2003 to 2010. Mr. Wang started his career as a successful business news reporter in 1990, after receiving his bachelor’s degree in economics from Hangzhou College of Commerce (now known as Zhejiang Gongshang University).