Chief Executive Officer, Chairman
Mr. Peng Shen is our founder, and has served as the chairman of our board of directors and chief executive officer since our inception. Mr. Shen is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience and expertise in the technology and internet sectors in China. Prior to founding Waterdrop in April 2016, Mr. Shen joined Meituan (HKSE:03690), a leading e-commerce platform for services in China, at its early stage, and was one of the founding team members of Meituan Waimai, which provides food delivery services, and had served as business head of Meituan Waimai since July 2013 and led the launch and rapid nationwide growth of this business. Mr. Shen was named to Fortune China’s list of the “2020 40 under 40 in China” and Forbes Asia’s list of the “2017 30 under 30 in Asia”, both being annual selections of the most influential young entrepreneurs. Mr. Shen received a master’s degree in retail management from NEOMA Business School in France and an EMBA from Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management. Mr. Shen completed the future science and technology program of Tencent’s Qingteng University in January 2019.
General Manager of Insurance Marketplace, Director
Mr. Guang Yang is our co-founder, and has served as our director and general manager of insurance marketplace since November 2016. Mr. Yang is responsible for our insurance business. 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 Crowdfunding and Healthcare, Director
Mr. Yao Hu is our co-founder, and has served as our director and general manager of crowdfunding and healthcare since our inception. Mr. Hu is responsible for our crowdfunding business. Prior to co-founding Waterdrop in April 2016, Mr. Hu served as a project vice president at New Leaf Music Education from August 2014 to February 2016, where he was responsible for the intelligent self-learning tools and online live-streaming business. Prior to that, Mr. Hu served as a senior engineer at Meituan (HKSE:03690) from May 2013 to June 2014, where he led the research and development of several product innovation projects. From September 2008 to August 2012, Mr. Hu worked at Renren Inc., a NYSE-listed company which operated social media services in China, with a focus on technical research and development, and his last position held was senior engineer. Mr. Hu received a bachelor’s degree in computer software engineering from Nankai University.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Kangping Shi has served as our chief financial officer since November 2020. Mr. Shi has over 20 years’ experience in accounting and finance. Prior to joining us, Mr. Shi served as the chief financial officer of Maoyan Entertainment (HKSE: 01896), a leading internet platform in China’s entertainment industry, from February 2018 to November 2020. Prior to that, Mr. Shi served as the chief financial officer at Ping An Healthcare and Technology Company Limited (HKSE: 01833), from December 2016 to December 2017. Prior to that, Mr. Shi worked at Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ: BIDU), and served as the director of its financial planning and analysis department from August 2014 to December 2016, and as the director of its internal audit department from September 2011 to August 2014. From July 2007 to September 2011, Mr. Shi worked at Microsoft. Prior to that, Mr. Shi worked at the transaction services department of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (Beijing) from January 2002 to July 2005, and at Arthur Andersen LLP before 2002. Mr. Shi currently serves as an independent non-executive director of Life Concepts Holdings Limited (HKSE: 08056). Mr. Shi received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Tsinghua University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Michigan. Mr. Shi has been a Chartered Professional Accountant of Canada since August 2000.
Chief Marketing Officer
Mr. Minming Chen has served as our chief marketing officer since March 2019. Prior to joining us, Mr. Chen served as the chief marketing officer of Squirrel Ai Learning from April 2018 to March 2019. Prior to that, Mr. Chen served as a vice president at Meituan (HKSE:03690) from August 2011 to November 2017, where he was responsible for user growth. Mr. Chen received an EMBA from China Europe International Business School.
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.