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Louis Hsieh
Louis T. Hsieh
Independent Director
Louis T. Hsieh has served as our independent director since May 2014. Mr. Hsieh currently serves as the global chief financial officer, since April 2021, and board director, since June 2021, of Hesai Technology (NASDAQ:HSAI), a global leader in 3-D Lidar solutions. From 2017 to 2019, Mr. Hsieh served as the global chief financial officer of Nio Inc., a leading electric car original equipment manufacturer (NYSE: NIO). Mr. Hsieh has served as a board director of New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc., the largest provider of private educational services in China listed on the NYSE (NYSE: EDU), since March 2007, and served as its chief financial officer from 2005 to 2015 and its president from 2009 to 2016. He also served as an independent director, from 2016 to 2023, and chairman of the audit committee from 2016 to 2019, of YUM China Holdings, Inc., a NYSE and HKEX listed (NYSE: YUMC, HKEX: 9987) leading operator of restaurant chains in China including KFC and Pizza Hut. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Hsieh was the managing director and the Asia-Pacific tech/media/telecoms head of UBS Capital Asia Pacific, the private equity division of UBS AG. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Hsieh was a technology investment banker at JP Morgan in San Francisco, California, where he was a vice president, and Credit Suisse in Palo Alto, California, where he was an associate. From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Hsieh was a corporate and securities attorney at White & Case LLP in Los Angeles. Mr. Hsieh holds a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and engineering management from Stanford University, an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School, and a J.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley.