Mr. Ning Tang, Chief Executive Officer of Yiren Digital, is our founder and has served as our executive chairman of the board of directors since our inception. He is also the founder of our parent company, CreditEase, and has served as the chairman of the board of directors and Chief Executive Officer of CreditEase since its inception in 2006. In December 2014, Mr. Tang was elected to be the chairman of the Beijing P2P Association, founded by CreditEase together with approximately 30 member enterprises and the first association in the industry in China that is officially registered and overseen by regulators. In July 2011, Mr. Tang won the nomination of “Leader of the Year” in the “Global Microfinance Achievement Awards 2011,” initiated by the London-based C5 Group to recognize the efforts, innovations, and services that ensure maximum business and social returns in the microfinance sector. Mr. Tang is also a member of the advisory board to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology with respect to small and medium-sized enterprises related policies, and a director at the China Microfinance Institution Association. Prior to founding CreditEase, Mr. Tang served as the director of strategic investments and acquisitions at AsiaInfo-Linkage, Inc., a leading provider of telecommunication software solutions and services in China then listed on NASDAQ, since July 2000. Prior to that, Mr. Tang served as an investment banker at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette, a U.S. investment bank now owned by Credit Suisse, since July 1998. Mr. Tang is an active angel investor and has made several successful investments in the education and training, financial services, human resources services, Internet, technology, and media industries. Mr. Tang studied mathematics at Peking University and received his bachelor’s degree in economics, summa cum laude, from the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. He is also a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
Dr. Liu has decades of experience in data and risk management, both in China and the United States. Before joining the Company, he took a series of executive roles and built rich experience in entrepreneurship, including serving as the Chief Data Executive and VP for Mashang Consumer Finance, a leading consumer finance company in China. Dr. Liu worked at Capital One for over a decade where he served as the Senior Director of Decision Science and led the efforts of risk control for the company’s credit card business before returning to China. Dr. Liu. received his Ph.D. in statistical science from the Pennsylvania State University and received his two master’s degrees, one in mathematics and one in statistical science, from the University of Pittsburgh and the University of Science and Technology of China respectively.
Ms. Mei has served as Chief Financial Officer of Yiren Digital since 2020. Ms. Mei joined CreditEase Consumer Credit Division, now part of Yiren Digital, in 2015. She served as the financial controller for this business unit and the head of business finance department. Prior to joining CreditEase, Ms. Mei had worked 12 years at PricewaterhouseCoopers. She brought in seasoned experience in finance management, taxation, internal control and consulting, along with years of first-hand exposure dealing with publicly listed companies in China and abroad. Ms. Mei obtained her bachelor's degree from Capital Economic University and is a certified public accountant.
Mr. Joshua Xiang is a technology veteran with 30 years of experience in software, Internet and Fintech industry. He has served as our chief technology officer since March 2020. Mr. Xiang has served as the Chief Technology Officer of our parent company, CreditEase, since August 2018. He was Executive Vice President of R&D and Managing Director of Suning Global Research at Suning Commerce Group, a global fortune 500 company from 2016 to 2018. Before joining Suning, Joshua was CTO of Secoo Holding Limited (NASDAQ: SECO), Asia’s largest luxury e-Commerce company from 2014 to 2016. Prior to that, Joshua was Director of Technology Strategy & Technical Advisor to the chairman of Microsoft Asia Pacific R&D Group, responsible for overall technology strategy and execution from 2010 to 2014. Prior to Microsoft, he held senior technical and management positions at Cisco, CA, Dell and several Silicon Valley start-ups in San Francisco Bay Area. Joshua has bachelor’s degree in computer science from Wuhan University and master’s degree in computer science from University of Pittsburgh.