Mr. David Xianglin Li has been an independent director of the Company since January 2021. Mr. Li is currently a clinical professor and co-director (academic) of the master of finance program at the Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance, and an vice president of Chinese Academy of Financial Research at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and deputy director of the China Academy of Financial Research. Mr. Li has extensive experience in the finance industry and is a recognized leader in credit derivatives research and risk management. Prior to his current position, Mr. Li served as the investment vice president in risk management at Prudential Financial from March 2016 to June 2017, and managing director and the head of risk management group at China International Capital Corporation Ltd. from June 2008 to February 2012. Mr. Li also has extensive research experiences in various financial institutions, including Citigroup, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, AXA Financial, RiskMetrics Group and Barclays Capital. Mr. Li obtained his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Yangzhou Normal College (consolidated into and currently known as Yangzhou University) in July 1983, master’s degree in monetary banking from Nankai University in June 1987, MBA degree from Laval University in May 1991, and Ph.D. degree in statistics from the University of Waterloo in October 1995.