Board of Directors
Dingbo Xu has served as our independent director since May 2018. Professor Xu has served as a faculty member and professor in highly-respected universities for more than two decades. He is currently Essilor Chair Professor in Accounting and an Associate Dean at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). Before joining CEIBS in 2004, he was an assistant professor of accounting at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 1996 to 2003. In addition to his academic positions, Professor Xu is the vice-president of China Association of Chief Financial Officers, the executive director of the editorial board of China Management Accounting Review and the founding chairman of Charted Global Management Accountant (CGMA) 100 North Asia Leaders Think Tank. Professor Xu has also contributed his knowledge and expertise to the board of directors of several public companies. Apart from JD.com, Professor Xu currently serves on the board of China Trust Protection Fund Co., Ltd. From September 2009 to April 2018, Professor Xu was a board member as an independent director of The People's Insurance Company (Group) of China Limited (PICC), a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange; from December 2012 to February 2019, he was an independent director of Shanghai Shyndec Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange; from January 2013 to August 2019, he was an independent director of SANY Heavy Industry, a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange; from June 2013 to September 2019, he was an independent director of China Cinda Asset Management Co. Ltd., a company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange; from September 2016 to September 2022, he was an independent director of Kweichow Moutai Company Limited, a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, and from December 2015 to March 2023, he was an independent director of Societe Generale (China) Ltd. Professor Xu received his Ph.D. in accounting from the University of Minnesota, as well as a master's degree in management and a bachelor's degree in mathematics, both from Wuhan University.
Carol Yun Yau Li has served as our independent director since September 2022. Ms. Li currently serves as Assistant Dean of the Yale School of Management and Managing Director of Yale Center Beijing, Yale University’s first university-wide center outside of the United States. Ms. Li also served as an independent non-executive director of the board of JD Logistics, Inc. (HKEx: 2618), a consolidated subsidiary of JD.com, from May 2021 to September 2022. From April 2008 to May 2012, Ms. Li was a Senior Vice President at China Investment Corporation, China’s sovereign wealth fund, where she focused on private equity investments. She started her career in investment banking at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York and worked as an attorney at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP and WilmerHale LLP, specializing in corporate, financial, and transactional matters. Ms. Li holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and International Studies from Yale University received in May 2000 and a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from Stanford University received in June 2006. She is admitted to practice law in the State of New York and in the District of Columbia in the United States. Ms. Li was named a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader in 2016. She is also a member of the Hong Kong X-Tech Startup Platform Advisory Committee.