Board of Directors

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.

Chairman of the Board
Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
Hongchao Du
Independent Director

Mr. Hongchao Du, President of CNET-IOBC, is an expert and initiator in Internet+ of ISC. Mr. Du has 27 years of experience in the field of information technology. Mr. Du developed multiple English to Chinese translation software solutions, the learning software “E&C”, and a real-time on-screen translating software “instant translator”. He developed the first overseas Internet-based instant communication platform, “2antong”, and founded China’s largest IT community, These platforms and tools are widely used by both domestic and oversea clients. Mr. Du was the general manager of, which specializes in anti-virus software development. Mr. Du has also served as an Internet and new media consultant to the State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of the State Council (SASAC), which is a special commission of the People's Republic of China. Mr. Du also developed a universal game card and its associated replication system. Mr. Du won the Gold Award at the National University Science and Technology Exposition.

Chair of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Zhitang Shu
Independent Director

Mr. Zhitang Shu is the Founding Partner and a board member of Merits & Tree Law Offices. Mr. Shu was previously a practicing lawyer and Partner of Commerce & Finance Law Offices. Before that, Mr. Shu worked at the Xiangfan Science and Technology Commission, Ping An Insurance, Taikang Life Insurance, and Beijing Aerospace Pulin Technology. Mr. Shu has over 13 years of experience as a lawyer and over 14 years of experience in enterprise management.

Member of the Audit Committee
Wenjun Zhang
Independent Director

With over 20 years of experience in enterprise management, Mr. Wenjun Zhang has extensive experience in managing multi-function units and driving cross-department synergies. Mr. Zhang is the general manager of Beijing Zhijian Engineering and was the vice president of Mesnac. In over 12 years of service at Mesnac, Mr. Zhang was in charge of multiple functions at the company, including the company’s listing and post-listing capital markets work. Prior to this position, Mr. Zhang was deputy general manager at the Dalian Rubber & Plastic Machinery works Import & Export Corporation, wherein he showed a deep understanding of corporate strategy and management. Before that position, Mr. Zhang was a project manager and engineer at the Dalian Rubber & Plastic Machinery Works.

Member of the Audit Committee
Yaping Zhang
Independent Director

Ms. Yaping Zhang, current director of risk management at Guomao Yade Investment Mgmt, has over 23 years of experience in corporate finance, including over nine years of experience in charge of the finance division of a publicly traded company. Ms. Zhang was director of finance, supervisor of Beijing Culture, deputy manager of the finance department of China Wallink, and accountant at the residential arm of BUCC. Ms. Zhang is not only highly experienced in affairs related to finances, but is also familiar with the auditing, compliance, and risk control practices of listed companies. Ms. Zhang holds multiple certificates including CPA, Medium Level Accountant, Advanced Level Accountant (currently under review), and SIFM.

Chair of the Audit Committee
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