Richard Liu (Qiangdong Liu) has been the CEO of JD.com since its founding in 2004. He established JD.com as an e-commerce business dedicated to providing consumers with the best possible shopping experience, online or off. From day 1 his vision was to provide authentic products to customers at amazing speeds.
Today the company is known for its strict zero tolerance policy toward counterfeits and same- and next-day delivery that covers an area with a population of more than 1 billion people.
Under Mr. Liu’s leadership, JD.com listed on NASDAQ in June of 2014 and in 2016 it became the first Chinese Internet company to make the Fortune 500 List. He has also been named to Fortune’s list of the “World’s Greatest Leaders.”
He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Renmin University in Beijing.
Martin Chi Ping Lau has served as a JD.com director since March 2014. Mr. Lau is president and executive director of Tencent Holdings Limited, a provider of comprehensive internet services serving the largest online community in China, and a Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed company.
In February 2005, he joined Tencent as the chief strategy and investment officer responsible for corporate strategies, investments, merger and acquisitions and investor relations. In 2006, Mr. Lau was promoted to president of Tencent to manage day-to-day operations. In 2007, Mr. Lau was appointed as an executive director of Tencent.
Prior to joining Tencent, Mr. Lau was an executive director at Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.’s investment banking division and the chief operating officer of its telecom, media and technology group. Before that, he worked at McKinsey & Company, Inc. as a management consultant.
Mr. Lau serves as a non-executive director of Kingsoft Corporation Limited, an internet-based software developer, distributor and software service provider listed in Hong Kong; and as a director of Leju Holdings Limited, an online-to-offline real estate services provider in China listed on the NYSE.
Mr. Lau received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and an MBA degree from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.
Ming Huang has served as a JD.com independent director since March 2014. Mr. Huang has been a professor of finance at China Europe International Business School since July 2010 and a professor of finance at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University since July 2005. Mr. Huang also served as a professor of finance at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in China from July 2008 to June 2010 and Dean of the School of Finance at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics from April 2006 to March 2009.
Prior to 2005, he was an associate professor of finance at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University from September 2002 to June 2005 and an associate dean and visiting professor of finance at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business from July 2004 to June 2005. Professor Huang’s academic research primarily focuses on behavioral finance, credit risk and derivatives. In recent years, his research has focused on Chinese capital markets and public companies.
Professor Huang serves as an independent director of Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, a company listed on the NYSE; an independent director of Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd., a company listed on the NYSE; and an independent non-executive director of Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Ltd., a real-estate company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Professor Huang also serves as a non-executive director of the Annuity Fund Management Board of China National Petroleum Corporation and Aegon-Industrial Fund Management Co., Ltd.
Professor Huang received his Bachelor’s degree in physics from Peking University, a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in finance from Stanford University.
Louis T. Hsieh has served as a JD.com independent director since May 2014. Mr. Hsieh served as the chief financial officer of New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc., the largest provider of private educational services in China, which is listed on the NYSE from 2005 to 2015. He has served as the company’s director since March 2007, and president since May 2009.
Previously, Mr. Hsieh was the chief financial officer of ARIO Data Networks, Inc. in San Jose, California from 2004 to 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Hsieh was a managing director for the private equity firm of Darby Asia Investors (HK) Limited from 2002 to 2003. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Hsieh was managing director and Asia-Pacific tech/media/telecoms head of UBS Capital Asia Pacific, the private equity division of UBS AG. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Hsieh was a technology investment banker at JP Morgan in San Francisco, California, where he was a vice president, and at Credit Suisse First Boston in Palo Alto, California, where he was an associate. From 1990 to 1996, Mr. Hsieh was a corporate and securities attorney at White & Case LLP in Los Angeles. Mr. Hsieh also serves as an independent director of United Information Technologies, a leading Chinese storage solutions company.
Mr. Hsieh holds a Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and engineering management from Stanford University, an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School, and a J.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
David Daokui Li has served as JD.com’s independent director since May 2014. Mr. Li is currently the Mansfield Freeman Chair Professor of the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University. He is also the director of the Schwarzman Scholars Program at Tsinghua University, and the director of Center for China in the World Economy (CCWE) at the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University.
Before joining Tsinghua University in 2004, Mr. Li was on the faculty of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from 1999 to 2004, and the University of Michigan from 1992 to 1999. From 1997 to 1998, he was a National Fellow of Hoover Institution at Stanford University. Professor Li is currently a delegate to the Beijing People’s Congress and a member of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Committee (CPPCC). He is also a member of the Global Agenda Council and a Rapporteur of the International Financial Institutions Reform Cluster of the Global Redesign Initiative (GRI) of the World Economic Forum based in Davos, Switzerland.
Professor Li received a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University and a Bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Tsinghua University as one of the first undergraduate classes of the School of Economics and Management, where he now serves as a faculty member.