Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Yong Suk Cho has been the chairman of our board and chief executive officer of our company since August 2022, and he served as co-chief executive officer of our company from January 2021 to August 2022 and a director of our company since March 2016. He has also been the chief executive officer of Puhui since March 2016. Mr. Cho has extensive experience in the consumer finance industry. Mr. Cho served as the vice president of portfolio management team of Citibank Korea and Thailand Inc. from July 1999 to March 2006, and senior vice president of marketing department of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Seoul Branch from April 2006 to September 2007. Mr. Cho subsequently joined Ping An where he held a number of management positions, including section chief, assistant general manager, deputy general manager and general manager of the credit guarantee insurance business department from October 2007 to February 2015, during which he was in charge of planning, finance and risk management business lines. Mr. Cho obtained his MBA degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business in May 1999.
Director and Co-Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Gregory Dean Gibb has been the co-chief executive officer of our company since January 2021 and a director of our company since December 2014, and he served as our chief executive officer from March 2016 to January 2021. He has also been the legal representative of Shanghai Lufax since September 2011. Mr. Gibb has over 20 years of experience serving multinational and domestic companies in the finance and investment industry. Mr. Gibb served as the marketing assistant in Merrill Lynch International from July 1989 to December 1991, various positions at McKinsey & Company from January 1992 to September 2006, including as its global senior director, and subsequently the chief operating officer of Taishin Financial Holding Co., Ltd, a company listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2887), from September 2006 to May 2011. After that, Mr. Gibb joined Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China and served as the chief innovation officer from May 2011 to September 2013. Mr. Gibb obtained his bachelor of arts degree from Middlebury College in May 1989.
Mr. Dongqi Chen has been the general manager of the Company since August 2022. He currently also serves as chairman of Ping An Consumer Finance Co., Ltd. Mr. Chen has over 25 years of experience in sales management and the financial industry. Prior to his current positions, Mr. Chen has served as general manager of Ping An Puhui from June 2020 to August 2022, executive deputy general manager of Ping An Puhui from February 2017 to June 2020, deputy general manager of Ping An Puhui from June 2016 to February 2017, and assistant to the general manager of Ping An Puhui from July 2015 to May 2016. Mr. Chen has served as assistant to the general manager of Ping An Insurance Agency Co., Ltd. from November 2014 to June 2015 and held a number of positions in Ping An Property & Casualty Insurance Company of China Ltd. from September 1996 to October 2014, including as assistant to general manager of the Credit Guarantee Insurance Business Unit from July 2013 to October 2014. Mr. Chen received his bachelor’s degree in insurance from Nankai University in July 1991.
Chief Risk Officer
Ms. Youn Jeong Lim has been the chief risk officer of the Company since August 2022. She served as vice president of Ping An Puhui from March 2017 to August 2022, and was also the chief risk officer of Ping An Puhui, where she was responsible for the comprehensive risk management of retail lending business of the Company. Ms. Lim has led the transformation of Ping An Puhui’s risk management system from a traditional model into a technology-supported, data-driven online model. Prior to joining Ping An Puhui in May 2008, Ms. Lim has served as the head of consumer finance risk management department of Standard Chartered Bank in Korea from July 2006 to April 2008 and the head of credit card business planning department of Citibank in Korea from April 1999 to September 2005. Ms. Lim received her master’s degree in arts from Ohio State University in June 1996.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. David Siu Kam Choy has been the chief financial officer of the Company since August 2022. He has also been the chief financial officer of Ping An Puhui since October 2018. Mr. Choy served in various positions at KPMG Hong Kong and Ernst & Young Beijing, Guangzhou and Hong Kong from July 1997 to September 2005, and served as the general manager of the finance department of Shenzhen Development Bank Company Limited (now known as Ping An Bank) from October 2005 to December 2006. Mr. Choy subsequently joined Ping An Insurance where he served as the deputy general manager of group finance department from March 2007 to January 2009, deputy general manager of group planning department from January 2009 to March 2014, and deputy general manager and general manager of group treasury department from March 2014 to September 2018. Representing Ping An Insurance during his service at the group, Mr. Choy also served in various directorship roles within the Ping An Group, namely, chairman of Ping An Overseas Holdings, director of each of Shenzhen Ping An Fintech Company, Ping An of China Asset Management (Hong Kong) Company Limited, Ping An Real Estate Co., Ltd. and Ping An Yiqianbao E-commerce Company Limited. Mr. Choy obtained his bachelor’s degree in finance from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in November 1997 and his master’s degree in corporate governance and directorship from the Hong Kong Baptist University in November 2015. He also completed the senior executives program in corporate governance at Stanford University in March 2017. He is currently a member of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants..
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Jinliang Mao has been the chief technology officer of our company since September 2017. He has also been the general manager of Lufax (Shenzhen) Technology since September 2018. Mr. Mao has extensive experience in internet technology. He joined Ping An in April 1993 and has since then held various positions relating to information management within Ping An Group. Mr. Mao obtained his bachelor’s degree in engineering from National University of Defense Technology in July 1988 and master’s degree in engineering from National University of Defense Technology in June 1991.