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Hongqiang Zhao

Independent Non-Executive Director
Mr. Zhao Hongqiang has served as an independent director of our Company since July 2020 and was re-designated as an independent non-executive Director with effect from the Listing Date. Mr. Zhao serves as an executive director and chief financial officer of Bairong Inc. (HKEX stock code: 6608), a leading big-data application platform in financial sector in China, since June 2018. Mr. Zhao also currently serves as an independent director of HUYA Inc. (NYSE: HUYA), a leading China-based game live streaming company since May 2018. Previously, Mr. Zhao served as chief financial officer of NetEase Lede Technology Co., Ltd Beijing Branch from October 2014. Mr. Zhao previously held the position of assistant chief auditor at the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, a regulatory oversight agency under the SEC. He was also employed with KPMG LLP in the United States from August 2001 to February 2009, with the most recent position being Audit Manager. Mr. Zhao accumulated corporate governance knowledge and experience through his aforementioned positions and directorships. Mr. Zhao received a bachelor ’s degree in accounting from Tsinghua University in July 1999 and a master ’s degree in accountancy from the George Washington University in May 2001.