Board of Directors

The following members make up the CNFinance Board of Directors.  Please select an individual member below to learn more about them and the committees they contribute to.

  • Bin Zhai

    Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

    Bin Zhai has served as CNFinance’s Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2017 and Chief Executive Officer since 2010. Mr. Zhai joined CNFinance in 2006 as executive director of Shenzhen Nanfeng Mortgage Advisory Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Fanhua Inc. Prior to joining, Mr. Zhai served as account manager of Bank of Communications Tianjin Branch from 1991 to 1993, investment manager at China Ministry of Agriculture Shenzhen Office from 1993 to 1998, and general manager at Shenzhen Modern Warehouse Building Material Co., Ltd. from 1998 to 2006. Mr. Zhai received his bachelor’s degree in insurance from Nankai University in China.

  • Jun Qian

    Director and Vice president

    Jun Qian has served as CNFinance’s Vice President since 2010. Mr. Qian joined CNFinance as general manager in Guangzhou Anyu Mortgage Advisory Co., Ltd. in 2002. He served as sales manager at Nanjing Textile Import & Export Corporation from 1995 to 1997, vice president at Nanjing Jiashan Textile Co., Ltd. from 1997 to 1999 and import and export commissioner at Guangzhou Longyuan Thermal Equipment Co., Ltd from 1999 to 2001. Mr. Qian has over 15 years of experience in management positions. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting at Guilin University of Electronic Technology, formerly known as Guilin University of Electronic Industry, in China.

  • Fengyong Gao

    Independent Director

    Fengyong Gao has served as an Independent Director since the IPO. Mr. Gao is the founder, partner and chief executive director of Leading Capital Co., Ltd. and the founder, partner and chairman of the board of Shanghai Blue Ocean Capital. Mr. Gao previously served as the general manager of the trust department and subsequently as the vice president of Bridge Trust Co., Ltd. from 2003 to 2007. Mr. Gao currently also serves as the independent director of China Haisum Engineering Co., Ltd. and Great Wall Movie and Television Co. Ltd. Mr. Gao received both his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in finance from Nankai University in China.

  • Lin Xu

    Independent Director

    Lin Xu has served as an Independent Director since the IPO. Mr. Xu currently serves as the director general of China Center for Urban Development of NDRC and the chairman of the board of U.S.-China Green Fund. Prior to that, Mr. Xu served as the director general of Development Planning Department of NDRC from 2012 to 2017. Mr. Xu also served as the director general of Fiscal and Financial Affairs Department of NDRC from 2006 to 2012 and as the deputy director general of Development Planning Department of NDRC from 2002 to 2006. Mr. Xu received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Hunan Shaoyang Normal College, his first master’s degree in economics from Nankai University and his second master’s degree of public administration from the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at National University of Singapore.

  • Xi Wang

    Independent Director

    Xi Wang has served as an Independent Director since March 2019. Dr. Wang currently serves as a professor at Lingnan (University) College, and a director of China Institute for Economic Transformation and Opening at Sun Yat-sen University ("SYSU"). Dr. Wang specializes in economics and has focused his research on banking and monetary policy, international finance (exchange rates and balance of payments), and China's economy among other subjects. Dr. Wang has been a professor at SYSU since 2004. Dr. Wang has served as a contributor for multiple business journals including the Economic Research Journal, China Economic Quarterly, Finance Research, and Journal of World Economy. Dr. Wang received his master's degree in economics as well as Ph.D in economics from SYSU.

  • Ge Yang

    Independent Director

    Ge Yang has served as an Independent Director since November 2022. Mr.Yang has over 30 years of experiences in corporate finance, non-bank financial institution, and wealth and asset management. He has worked with public companies listed in Shanghai, New York, and Hong Kong. Mr. Yang has work experiences both in China and overseas including Europe and the U.S. Mr. Yang holds a bachelor’s degree from Nankai University, majoring in International Finance. He also holds an MBA degree from Tsinghua University, and an M.S. in Accounting from Seton Hall University.

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