Mr. Sean Shao
Mr. Sean Shao has served as our Director since August 2015. Mr. Shao also serves as independent director and chairman of the audit committee for UTStarcom Holdings Corp. (a company listed on Nasdaq, Nasdaq: UTSI) since October 2012, and China Biologic Products, Inc. (a company listed on Nasdaq, Nasdaq: CBPO) since July 2008. He served as chief financial officer and a board member of Trina Solar Limited from 2006 to 2008 and from 2015 to 2017, respectively. Mr. Shao was also an independent director and chairman of the audit committee of Luckin Coffee Inc. from May 2019 through July 2020 and was re-appointed as an independent director of Luckin Coffee Inc. in September 2020. He was also the chairman of a special committee of the board which investigated accounting improprieties at Luckin Coffee Inc during 2020. In addition, Mr. Shao served as chief financial officer of ChinaEdu Corporation and Watchdata Technologies Ltd from 2004 to 2006. Prior to that, Mr. Shao worked at Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu CPA Ltd. for approximately a decade. Mr. Shao received his master’s degree in healthcare administration from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1988 and his bachelor’s degree in arts from East China Normal University in 1982. Mr. Shao is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. See also ‘‘Risk Factors—Our directors and employees may face claims and lawsuits as a result of their position in other companies, which may also harm our reputation’’ for further information on certain pending litigation involving some of the U.S. listed companies of which Mr. Shao is an independent director.