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
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.

Jiaxuan Li
Director

Mr. Li has 9 years of experience in IC design. Prior to joining Canaan, Mr. Li served as an IC engineer responsible for researching, planning and overseeing IC design and production at Vimicro Corp., a Chinese fabless chip company which specializes in research and development, production and marketing of multimedia processors for personal computers and mobile phones, from 2010 to 2013. Mr. Li has a bachelor’s degree in computer science and technology from Harbin Institute of Technology and a master’s degree in software engineering from Beihang University.

Member of the Compensation Committee
Qifeng Sun
Director

Mr. Sun oversees Canaan’s sales and marketing activities in China and has 10 years of experience in business and corporate management. He has served as executive director at Hangzhou Weitu Technology (Beijing) Co. Ltd. since 2017, executive partner at Hangzhou Pite Dier Investment Limited Partnership since 2015, director at Linan Bite Tiancheng Technology Co., Ltd. since March 2015 and director at Yi Bite Number Technology (Beijing) Co., Ltd. since January 2014.

Hong Zhang
Independent Director

Mr. Zhang has approximately 15 years of experience in teaching business management at prestigious schools. He has served several positions at the PBC School of Finance at Tsinghua University since 2014, including his current position as chair professor. Prior to that, Mr. Zhang had worked at INSEAD in Singapore as an assistant professor from 2004 to 2014. Mr. Zhang received a Ph.D. in financial economics from Yale University in December 2004.

Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Xiaohu Yang
Independent Director

Mr. Yang has served several positions at Zhejiang University, including researcher at the School of Computer Science, deputy director of Institute of Computer Software and Associate Dean of Academy of Internet Finance since 1994. Previously, Mr. Yang served as vice president of Zhejiang Zheda Insigma Group Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SH: 600797), from June 2006 to September 2013. Mr. Yang currently serves as deputy chairman of Zhejiang Province Block Chain Technology Application Association. Mr. Yang received a doctorate degree in engineering from Zhejiang University in the PRC in December 1993.

Chair of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Member of the Audit Committee
Mei Luo
Independent Director

Ms. Luo joined Tsinghua University in June 2007 and is currently an associate professor of the Department of Accounting at the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University. Ms. Luo served as an independent non-executive director of Beijing Gehua CATV Network Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange (SH: 600037), from March 2013 to March 2019, and as an independent non-executive director of and the chairman of the audit committee of Bank of Gansu Co., Ltd., a company listed on the Stock Exchange (SEHK: 2139), since 2017. Ms. Luo received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Tsinghua University in the PRC in June 1998 and a doctorate degree in business administration from University of California, Berkeley in the United States in December 2004.

Chair of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
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