Board Member

Vincent Chun Hung Chan

    Mr. Vincent Chun Hung Chan
    Independent Director

    Mr. CHAN was appointed as our independent director in June 2022, and his appointment was effective in June 2022. With over 30 years of experience in private equity in Asia, Mr. CHAN has been a Partner of Beyond Ventures since October 2023. He was a Director of Samena Capital, which principally engaged in private equity investment, from March 2021 to April 2023, and a Senior Managing Director and Head of Asia of Samena Capital from January 2016 to February 2021. From 1991 to 2016, he served several leading private equity investment companies including HSBC Equity Management Limited, Suez Asia Holdings (Hong Kong) Limited, JAFCO Investment (Asia Pacific) Ltd and Spring Capital Asia Limited. Mr. CHAN has been an independent non-executive director of CN Logistics International Holdings Limited, the shares of which are listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (stock code: 2130) since September 17, 2020, and an independent non-executive director of IceCure Medical Limited, the shares of which are listed on the Nasdaq Capital Market (stock code: ICCM) since December 6, 2022. Mr. CHAN has been a Director of the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association since July 2001, and a member of the Main Board and GEM Listing Review Committees of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited since July 2020. Mr. CHAN has been a member of the Chengdu Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference since 2012. He was previously a member of the Main Board and GEM Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited from May 2007 to May 2012. He was also a member of the Public Shareholders Group of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission from July 2005 to March 2011. Mr. CHAN received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hong Kong in November 1986 and a Master’s degree in business administration from the Manchester Business School (then known as the Victoria University of Manchester) in the United Kingdom in July 1988. He was admitted as a chartered financial analyst of the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts, United States in September 1993.

    Chen Jie

    Ms. Chen Jie
    Independent Director Appointee

    Ms. CHEN was appointed as our independent director in September 2019, and her appointment was effective in March 2021. Ms. CHEN has been the chief financial officer of SPI Energy Co., Ltd. since June 2021, and Ms. CHEN was previously the executive director of Brainzoom Business Consulting Co., Ltd. since July 2007, responsible for the operation of the company and also leading the consulting department providing business & financial consulting services to various companies. 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 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 & Guangzhou branches, responsible for the regional office administration work. From June 1993 to June 2000, Ms. CHEN served as an audit manager of Arthur Andersen, Shenzhen branch, providing audit assurance services to various PRC companies that was listed on the international stock markets. Ms. CHEN obtained her bachelor’s degree in accounting from Shenzhen University in 1993 and is a member of CICPA and FCCA.

    Joel A. Gallo

    Mr. Joel A. Gallo
    Independent Director Appointee

    Mr. GALLO was appointed as our independent director in June 2020, and his appointment was effective in March 2021. Mr. GALLO has been the chief financial officer of HD EDU since February 2023. In addition, Mr. GALLO has been an adjunct professor at New York University since January 2021. Mr. GALLO was the chief financial officer of CoinTiger from July 2022 to January 2023. From March 2021 to May 2022, Mr. GALLO was the chief financial officer of ETAO International Group. Prior to that role, he was the chief executive officer of Columbia China League Business Advisory Co. from November 2019 to February 2021, providing advisory professional services, including advising Chinese companies on initial public offering issues in the U.S. 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. Previously, 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, EMC and PricewaterhouseCoopers. In those roles, Mr. GALLO advised over 100 global financial institutions on finance, strategy, transformation, and risk management projects. Mr. GALLO obtained his bachelor’s degree in management from Binghamton University – State University of New York in 1993, a master’s degree in international relations from Tufts University in 2008, and a master’s degree in public administration from Columbia University in 2018.

    Han Hongwei

      Director 1
      Mr. Han Hongwei
      Director, Chairman of the Board

      Mr. HAN has served as our director since July 2019, and our chairman of the board since September 2019. Mr. HAN is the founder of our Company and Hywin Financial Holding. Prior to that, Mr. HAN served as the chairman at Henan Yizhong (Group) Co., Ltd. from July 1995 to June 2008, responsible for the overall management of the company. Mr. HAN is currently the president of 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 was awarded the “Industry Achievement Award” by Hurun Report in November 2017. He was recognized as the “2014 China Economic Figure” by Economic Information Daily in November 2014. He was also recognized as the “Man of the Year for China Independent Wealth Management Industry” by Fortune Today in November 2016. He was elected as the first chairman of the Council of China Private Investor Rights Protection Alliance in July 2017. Mr. Han was recognized as one of the “2021-2022 Outstanding Entrepreneurs” by the Shanghai Committee of the China National Democratic Construction Association. Mr. Han was also recognized as one of the “10 Most Influential People of the Year” at the 2021-2022 China Alcohol Aspiration Awards.

      Wang Dian

        Director 2
        Ms. Wang Dian
        Director, Chief Executive Officer

        Ms. WANG has served as our director since July 2019, and our chief executive officer since September 2019. Ms. WANG has served as the chief executive officer of Hywin Wealth Management since July 2018. Prior to that, Ms. WANG served as the Vice President of Hywin Financial Holding from July 2015 to July 2018, responsible for the middle to backstage management of the company. Ms. WANG received her executive master of business administration from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in 2018. In 2020, Ms. WANG won the “Woman of the Year in Greater China Wealth Management” at the WealthBriefingAsia Greater China Awards 2020. In 2021, 2022 and 2023, Ms. WANG won the “Best CEO in Greater China Wealth Management” at the WealthBriefingAsia Greater China Awards 2021, 2022 and 2023, respectively.

        Zhu Shuming .

          Director 3
          Ms. Zhu Shuming
          Director

          Ms. ZHU was appointed as our director in February 2021. Ms. ZHU served as President and COO of Hywin Capital Management LLC, an affiliated entity, from October 2016 to February 2023. Ms. ZHU directed the overall management of the firm and also worked as the international liaison between the firm and other Hywin entities in various jurisdictions. In June 2023, Ms. ZHU joined Haiyin Wealth Management (Hong Kong) Limited as a Managing Director to advocate the firm’s public relations, diversity and ESG initiatives. 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. Ms. ZHU previously worked at various North American financial firms, including Manulife Financial, Mercer Investment Consulting and Mercer HR Consulting. Ms. ZHU graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Renmin University of China in 1997 and a Master of Science degree from Boston University, United States in 2001.

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