Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board of Directors
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.
Vice President of Finance, General Manager of International Business, Director
Mr. Guang Yang is our co-founder, and has served as our director, vice president of finance since June 2022 and general manager of international business since March 2023. Mr. Yang also served as general manager of insurance marketplace from November 2016 to March 2023. Mr. Yang is responsible for our international business, strategy and commercial insights as well as our accounting, financial and internal control matters. Prior to co-founding Waterdrop in April 2016, Mr. Yang served as the director of the strategy and investment department of Meituan (HKSE: 03690) from March 2015 to August 2016. Prior to that, Mr. Yang served as a senior manager at CEC Capital Group and served as a senior consultant of the merger and acquisition transaction service team at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited. Mr. Yang received an honors degree in actuarial science specializing in finance from the University of Waterloo.
General Manager of Insurance Technology Business, Director
Mr. Wei Ran has served as our director and general manager of the insurance technology business since March 2023. He joined us in June 2016 as head of strategy and business analysis and was responsible for establishing our strategy and business analysis system and exploring new business initiatives since then. Before joining us, he worked as senior strategy analyst at Meituan Waimai, the food and grocery delivery business of Meituan(HKSE: 3690), from July 2015 to June 2016, where he was responsible for strategy and business analysis. Prior to that, he worked at Accenture Consulting, which provides consulting services to various enterprise clients, as a strategic consultant from July 2013 to June 2015, and participated in a number of digitalization projects for large and medium-sized enterprises in the energy and financial industries. Mr. Ran obtained a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Shanghai Jiaotong University in June 2009, and a master’s degree in Software Engineering from Peking University in June 2013.
General Manager of Crowdfunding and Pharmatech Business
Mr. Zetao Zhu has served as general manager of crowdfunding and pharmatech business since March 2023. He joined us in April 2022 as the general manager of crowdfunding and patient service business. Prior to joining us, Mr. Zhu worked as General Manager of China Region at DiDi Global Inc. from March 2016 to April 2022, where he was responsible for the regional strategy, operation, marketing, public relationship, finance and customer services. Prior to that, he worked as director and head of digital transformation of China region at Capgemini Consulting from April 2014 to February 2016. From July 2005 to March 2014, Mr. Zhu worked at IBM consulting with his last position as senior consultant manager, mainly focusing on application innovation. Mr. Zhu obtained a bachelor’s degree in scientific calculation and computer application from Sun Yat-Sen University in June 2003 and a master’s degree in computer science from Sun Yat-Sen University in June 2005.
Vice President of Human Resources and Organization Development
Ms. Xiaolei Sun has served as the head of human resources and organization development since January 2021 and is in charge of the human resources and organizational development of our company. Ms. Sun has more than ten years of experience in entrepreneurship and business management for companies in Internet-related industry. Before joining the Company in July 2019, Ms. Sun served as product director at Meituan Waimai, which provides food delivery services, and she was in charge of the Internet-related products, such as products for user and merchant management from March 2014 to July 2019. Prior to that, she worked as a senior product manager at Sohu.com Limited (NASDAQ: SOHU), China’s leading online media, video, and game business group, from June 2010 to February 2014, where she was deeply involved in the incubation and promotion of Sohu News app. She received a bachelor of arts degree and a bachelor of laws degree from Xiamen University in 2008.
Head of Research and Development
Mr. Xiaobo Zhou has served as the head of research and development since October 2020 and is responsible for the operation of research and development department. Prior to joining Waterdrop, Mr. Zhou served as the chief information officer at Beijing Zhongguancun Ronghui Financial Information Service Co., Ltd. from July 2017 to October 2020. Prior to that, Mr. Zhou served as a technology director at X Financial (NYSE: XYF)from June 2015 to May 2017, where he led the research and development team. Previously, Mr. Zhou worked at Baidu Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU and HKEX: 9888), where he was responsible for the backend development in Baidu’s system security department. Prior to that, Mr. Zhou worked at Tencent (HKEX: 00700) from July 2008 to October 2012. Mr. Zhou received a PhD in communication and information systems from University of Science and Technology of China.
Head of Legal
Ms. Nian Liu has served as the head of legal since March 2021. Before joining our company, Ms. Liu served as legal director at Legend Holdings Corporation (HKSE: 03396) from September 2017 to February 2021. Prior to that, Ms. Liu worked at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP from August 2009 to June 2012 and from October 2013 to January 2017 and at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati from February 2017 to July 2017. Ms. Liu obtained her bachelor’s degree of law from Tsinghua University in July 2009 and master’s degree of law from Harvard University in May 2013.
Mr. Hui Teng has served as our chief actuary since November 2019. Mr. Teng has over 10 years’ experience in insurance actuary. Prior to joining us, Mr. Teng served as the chief actuary at ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance Co. Ltd. (HKSE: 06060), an online insurance company in China, from May 2013 to July 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Teng served as a chief actuary officer at Sompo Japan Insurance (China) Co., Ltd. from November 2008 to May 2013, and at Tianan Insurance Company Limited from June 2006 to September 2008. Mr. Teng received a bachelor’s degree in theory and applied mechanics and a master’s degree in economics from Fudan University.