Prof. Xiao Xing has served as an independent director of the Company since August 2021 and, for the purpose of the Hong Kong Listing Rules, an independent non-executive director. Prof. Xiao is a Professor and the Head of the Accounting Department of the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University, where she has taught classes since April 1997. During her time at the Tsinghua University, Prof. Xiao visited Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, University of Wisconsin as a senior visiting scholar and received the Fulbright Scholar award in 2011. Prof. Xiao’s main research areas are corporate governance, financial management, financial statement analysis and financial accounting.
Prof. Xiao has served as an independent director of Mango Excellent Media Co., Ltd. (Shenzhen Stock Exchange stock code: 300413) since January 2019; an independent director of Bloomage Biotechnology Corporation Limited (Shanghai Stock Exchange stock code: 688363) from March 2019 to April 2022; and an independent non-executive director of Agricultural Bank of China Co., Ltd. (Shanghai Stock Exchange stock code: 601288 and HKEX stock code: 1288) from March 2015 to July 2021; independent director of Goertek Inc. (Shenzhen Stock Exchange stock code: 002241) from September 2013 to November 2019; an independent director of Beijing Thunisoft Corporation Limited (Shenzhen Stock Exchange stock code: 300271) from June 2019 to March 2020; and an independent director of Aixin Life Co., Ltd. since August 2017. Prof. Xiao accumulated corporate governance knowledge and experience through her academic research and the foregoing directorships.
Prof. Xiao received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and a second bachelor’s degree in business management from Tsinghua University in July 1994 and a master’s degree in industrial foreign trade (accounting) from Tsinghua University in March 1997. Prof. Xiao obtained her doctorate degree in accounting from Tsinghua University in January 2004.