Hongqiang Zhao serves as the chief financial officer of BaiRong Yunchuang Technology Co., Ltd., or BaiRong, a leading Big-Data application platform in financial sector in China, since December 2015. Prior to joining BaiRong, Hongqiang was the chief financial officer of NetEase's e-commerce business (Nasdaq: NTES) from November 2014 to December 2015, and the vice president of finance at SouFun Holdings Limited (NYSE: SFUN) from December 2012 to October 2014. Prior to that, Hongqiang worked in New York as the director of financial analysis for Viacom Inc. (Nasdaq: VIAB), a leading global entertainment content company. Between February 2009 and July 2011, Hongqiang served as an assistant chief auditor at PCAOB. Prior to that, Hongqiang had been a manager at KPMG LLP in Washington D.C., providing professional services to internet, telecommunication, and entertainment companies for more than eight years since August 2000. Since May 2018, Hongqiang has served as an independent director of HUYA, Inc., (NYSE: HUYA) and chairman of the board's audit committee. Hongqiang received a bachelor's degree in accounting from Tsinghua University and a master's degree in accountancy from George Washington University.