Board of Directors
Wei Wen is our co-founder and has been serving as the chairman of our board of directors and our chief executive officer since our inception. Mr. Wen oversees our overall strategies and business operations. Prior to founding TuanChe, Mr. Wen had over ten years of entrepreneurial experience in the information technology and automotive industries. He founded Bright Sunshine Technology Co., Ltd., a communication services provider which established one of the earliest Chinese ride-hailing platforms, in 2000; Beijing Puhua Hengxin Consulting Co., Ltd., an enterprise training company, in 2002; Beijing Yiyang Online Internet Service Center, a communication services provider, in 2003; and Beijing Guoyuan Innovative Technology Co., Ltd., an electronic device company, in 2006. Before he started his own companies, Mr. Wen was a channel manager of Mitsubishi Electric Shanghai. Mr. Wen received a bachelor’s degree in industrial foreign trade from Beijing Jiaotong University.
Jianchen Sun has been serving as our director since 2010 and is our co-founder and president. Prior to joining us, Mr. Sun held multiple positions including regional manager, channel manager, general manager of communication division and deputy general manager, in Changzhou Huaxin Electric Appliance Research Institute, Yiyang Group, Changzhou Boyun Communication Technology Co., Ltd., and Beijing Guoyuan Innovative Technology Co., Ltd., respectively. Mr. Sun received a bachelor’s degree in international economics and trade from Renmin University of China.
Wendy Hayes has been serving as our independent director since November 2018. Between May 2013 and September 2018, Ms. Hayes served as the inspections leader at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board in the United States. Prior to that, Ms. Hayes was an audit partner at the Beijing office of Deloitte & Touche Tohmatsu CPA, Ltd. Ms. Hayes received her bachelor’s degree in international finance from University of International Business and Economics in 1991, and her executive MBA from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in 2012. Ms. Hayes is a certified public accountant in the United States (California) and China.
Zhishuo Liu has been serving as our independent director since November 2018 after serving as our director since September 2018. As a founding partner, Mr. Liu founded Tianjin Huizhi Joint Venture Investment Partnership (Limited Partnership), Zhongguancun River Capital Group, Zhongguancun M&A Fund, and Zhongguancun Longmen Fund in 2009, 2014, 2016, and 2018, respectively. As an investor and fund manager, Mr. Liu has invested in multiple companies, including Changyou.com Limited (NASDAQ: CYOU). From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Liu served as a director of Sohu.com Inc. (NASDAQ: SOHU). From 2003 to 2007, Mr. Liu served as the deputy general manager of Beijing Information Infrastructure Construction Co., Ltd. Prior to that, Mr. Liu served as the chariman of Beijing Guangxia Network Technology Co., Ltd. (NEEQ: 430128) from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Liu received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Harbin Institute of Technology in 1995.
Zijing Zhou serves as our independent director. Mr. Zhou founded Aplus Investment Consulting (Beijing) Co., Ltd. ("Ether Capital") in 2014 and served as the chief executive officer of Ether Capital since 2014. From 2011 to 2014, Mr. Zhou served as a senior financial adviser of China Renaissance Holding Limited (HKG:1911). From 2009 to 2011, Mr. Zhou served as a senior product manager of Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE: BABA). From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Zhou served as an internet technology developer of Anhui Jinyu Internet Technology Co., Ltd.. Mr. Zhou received a bachelor’s degree in physics-computer science from Zhejiang University in 2003, and a master’s degree in computer science from Tsinghua University in 2006.