Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Mr. Han Hongwei
Director, Chairman of the Board

Mr. Han has served as a director since July 2019, and Chairman since September 2019. Mr. Han is the founder of our Company and Hywin Financial Holdings. Prior to that, Mr. Han served as the Chairman at Henan Yizhong (Group) Co., Ltd. from July 1995 to June 2008, with responsibility for the overall management of the company. Mr. Han is currently the president of the Henan Chamber of Commerce (Shanghai) and New Shanghai Merchants Federation, and executive president of the Federation of Enterprises in Shanghai (Chamber of Commerce). Mr. Han is a recognized leader in the industry, having been awarded the “Industry Achievement Award” by Hurun Report in November 2017, the “Man of the Year in China’s Independent Wealth Management Industry” by Fortune Today in November 2016, and the “2014 Chinese Economic Figure” by Economic Information Daily in November 2014.  He was elected as the first chairman of the Council of the Chinese Private Investor Rights Protection Alliance in July 2017.

    Ms. Wang Dian
    Director, Chief Executive Officer

    Ms. Wang has served as a director since July 2019, and our Chief Executive Officer since September 2019. Ms. Wang has served as the Chief Executive Officer of our Hywin Wealth Management division since July 2018.  From July 2015 to July 2018, Ms. Wang served as the Vice President of Hywin Financial Holding Group, responsible for the middle to backstage management of the company. Ms. Wang received a Bachelor of English from Henan University in 1999 and an Executive Master of Business Administration from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in 2018. In 2020, she won the “Woman of the Year in Greater China Wealth Management” at the 2020 WealthBriefingAsia Greater China Awards.

      Ms. Zhu Shuming
      Ms. Zhu was appointed as our director in February 2021. Ms. Zhu joined Hywin Capital Management LLC, an affiliated entity, in October 2016 and serves as its President and COO. Ms. Zhu directs the overall management of the firm and also works as the international liaison between the firm and the other entities within the Hywin Financial Holding Group in various jurisdictions. Ms. Zhu brings to the firm over 10 years of experience in the financial industry and has worked in the United States, Canada and China. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Zhu worked in a number of roles at various North American financial firms, including Manulife Financial, Mercer Investment consulting and Mercer HR Consulting. Ms. Zhu graduated with Bachelor of Science degree from Renmin University of China in 1997 and a Master of Science degree from Boston University, United States in 2001.
        Mr. Joel A. Gallo
        Independent Director Appointee

        Mr. Gallo was appointed as  independent director in June 2020. Mr. Gallo has been the Chief Executive Officer of Columbia China League Business Advisory Co. since November 2019, providing advisory professional services, including advising Chinese companies on U.S. initial public offerings.  From April 2013 to December 2018, Mr. Gallo served as co-founder and principal of GLS Group LLC, responsible for providing management consulting services to financial sector firms.  Between February 1994 and March 2013, Mr. Gallo was a senior executive at Scudder Kemper Investments (Deutsche Bank Asset Management), TLX Trading Networks, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCooopers, and EMC.  In those roles, Mr. Gallo advised about 100 global financial institutions on strategy, transformation, risk, and relationship management projects. Mr. Gallo earned a Bachelor of Management from the State University of New York - Binghamton in 1993, a Master of International Relations from Tufts University in 2008, and a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University in 2008.

        Ms. Chen Jie
        Independent Director Appointee
        Ms. Chen was appointed as independent director in September 2019. Ms. Chen is the founder and the executive director of Brainzoom Business Consulting Co., Ltd. since July 2007, responsible for company operations and also leading the consulting department that provides business and financial consulting services. From January 2006 to May 2007, Ms. Chen served as a vice president and finance director of Cellon International Holdings Corporation, responsible for leading the work of the corporate finance department. From July 2000 to January 2006, Ms. Chen served as the southern China regional administration manager of PricewaterhouseCoopers (2002-2006) and former Arthur Andersen (2000-2002) (Shenzhen and Guangzhou branches), responsible for regional office administration work.  From June 1993 to June 2000, Ms. Chen served as an audit manager for Arthur Andersen (Shenzhen branch), providing audit assurance services to various PRC companies listed on international stock markets. Ms. Chen obtained a Bachelor of Accounting from Shenzhen University in 1993 and is a member of CICPA and FCCA.

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