Management

Nangeng Zhang
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Zhang has 11 years of experience in electronic device design, engineering, manufacturing, quality control and research and development and is responsible for formulating and overseeing its overall development strategies and operations. Before founding Canaan, Mr. Zhang was an assistant researcher at the Beijing Remote Sensing and Communication Technology Institution, a research institution which specializes in research and development and production and marketing of antenna, detector, photoelectric measuring equipment and mid-wave infrared camera, from August 2005 to July 2008. Mr. Zhang received a bachelor’s degree in electronic information engineering and a master’s degree in software engineering from Beihang University. From September 2010 to October 2013, Mr. Zhang was pursuing a Ph.D. degree at Beihang University.

Jianping Kong
Director and Co-Chairman

Mr. Kong has 11 years of experience in business and corporate management, including serving as executive director and general manager at both Hangzhou Weidi Tu Technology Co. Ltd. and Zhejiang Weiji Technology Co. Ltd. Mr. Kong also serves as the chairman of Hangzhou Hengtong Cloud Information Technology Co. Ltd., a company listed on PRC National Equities Exchange and Quotations. Mr. Kong has a bachelor’s degree in law from Wenzhou University and an EMBA from Tsinghua University.

Li Zhang
Vice President

Ms. Zhang has 10 years of experience in accounting, investment and business management and is responsible for overseeing Canaan’s capital markets, investments, AI business and legal matters. Prior to Canaan, Ms. Zhang worked as a senior auditor at PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP. She later worked as a senior manager at the acquisition and financing department of Guotai Junan Securities. Ms. Zhang obtained a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in automobile engineering from Tsinghua University and also obtained an EMBA from Peking University in July 2019. Ms. Zhang is a non-practicing member of the Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Jingjie Wu
Vice President of Technology

Mr. Wu has 8 years of experience in chip design and software engineering and is responsible for overseeing the company’s technology development and IC supply chain operation. Prior to Canaan, Mr. Wu worked as a chip design engineer at Ingenic Semiconductor Co. Ltd., a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Mr. Wu has a master’s degree in software engineering from Beihang University.

Quanfu Hong
Vice President of Finance

Mr. Hong has more than 14 years of experience in accounting and finance and is responsible for overseeing our financial matters. Prior to joining us in July 2016, Mr. Hong served as an auditor and audit manager at BDO China Shu Lun Pan CPAs, an accounting firm, from July 2005 to February 2013, and the financial director at Pure Pearl Group Co., Ltd., currently known as Innovative Medical Management Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange (SZ: 002173), from March 2013 to April 2016. Mr. Hong obtained a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Anhui in Hefei, Anhui Province in July 2005. Mr. Hong has also been a non-practicing member of The Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants since February 2006, a member of The China Certified Tax Agents Association since June 2009 and a Certified Public Valuer since September 2008.

Shaoke Li
Secretary to the Board of Directors

Mr. Li has 10 years of experience in international trade and investment and is responsible for overseeing board of directors related matters. Prior to joining us in October 2017, Mr. Li served as the general manager of international trade department of Shangyu Group Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of valves and pumps, from June 2009 to May 2011, a staff member of international trade department at Bank of Wenzhou from August 2011 to January 2014, the director of capital markets department at Yifang (Shanghai) Commercial Factoring Co., Ltd. from March 2014 to October 2016, the legal representative and vice general manager of investment at Yifang Investment Co., Ltd., an investment company from February 2015 to October 2016, and was a partner at Zhejiang Yinxinggu Capital, an investment fund, from November 2016 to July 2017. Mr. Li obtained a bachelor’s degree in accountancy from the Concordia University in Canada in October 2008.

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