Peng Shen


Dr. Peng Shen is our founder, and has served as the chairman of our board of directors and chief executive officer since our inception, and is responsible for the overall strategy and business operations of Waterdrop. Dr. Shen has extensive experience and expertise in the technology and internet sectors in China. Prior to founding Waterdrop in 2016, in January 2010, Dr. Shen joined Meituan (HKSE: 03690), a leading e-commerce platform in China, at its early stage, as one of its earliest management members. He was also one of the founding team members of Meituan Waimai, which provides food delivery services. Dr. Shen participated in the entrepreneurship of Meituan Waimai from scratch since July 2013, where he was responsible for internet R&D, formulating operational rules, and establishing and managing the business system, helping Meituan Waimai develop into one of the most popular apps in China. In honor of his contributions to China’s insurtech industry, innovative pharmaceutical CRO industry and otherfields, as well as the establishment and operation of Waterdrop, Dr. Shen was awarded Zhongguancun High-end Leading Entrepreneurial Talent- Certificate by Beijing Municipal Science and Technology Commission in 2019, named to Fortune China’s list of the “2020 40 under 40 in China” and World Economic Forum’s list of “2022 Young Global Leaders,” and awarded “Beijing Model-Rural Revitalization, Support and Cooperation Pioneer”by Beijing Municipal Government. Currently, Dr. Shen is also the Vice President of Beijing Chaoyang District High-tech Enterprise Association, a member of the School Affairs Council of HKU Business School, a member of the Standing Committee of the Beijing Federation of Industry and Commerce, a deputy director of the Overseas Scholars and Overseas Chinese Sector of the Beijing Youth Federation, and Vice President of Alumni Association of Zhejiang University-Hong Kong Polytechnic University Joint Center. Dr. Shen received a master’s degree in retail management from NEOMA Business School in France, an EMBA from Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management, and a PhD in Hotel and Tourism Management from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.