Qi Ji is our founder and has also served as the executive chairman of our board since February 2007. He also served as our chief executive officer until August 2009. He resumed his CEO role from January 2012 to May 2015. He co-founded Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc., or Home Inns, and served as its chief executive officer from January 2001 to January 2005. He also co-founded Ctrip.com International, Ltd., or Ctrip.com, one of the largest online travel services provider in China, in 1999, acted as its chief executive officer and president until December 2001, and currently serves on Ctrip.com's board as an independent director. Prior to founding Ctrip.com, Mr. Ji was the chief executive officer of Shanghai Sunflower High-Tech Group, which he founded in 1997. He headed the East China Division of Beijing Zhonghua Yinghua Intelligence System Co., Ltd. from 1995 to 1997. Mr. Ji received both his Master's and Bachelor's degrees from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.
Min (Jenny) Zhang
Chief Executive Officer
Min (Jenny) Zhang has served as our chief executive officer since May 2015, previously President. She also served as our chief financial officer and chief strategy officer during March 2008 to May 2015, and November 2013 to January 2015, respectively. Ms. Zhang has more than 15 years of experience in finance and consulting with multinational companies. Prior to joining us in 2007, she was the Finance Director of Eli Lilly (Asia) Inc., Thailand Branch and the Chief Financial Officer of ASIMCO Casting (Beijing) Company, Ltd. She also worked previously with McKinsey & Company, Inc. as a consultant. Ms. Zhang obtained her Masters of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and received both Master's and Bachelor's degrees from the University of International Business and Economics.
Nee Chuan Teo
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Teo Nee Chuan served as Chief Financial Officer since March 2016. He joined the Company in November 2015 as Deputy Chief Financial Officer. He has more than 20 years of experience in financial areas in multinational corporations. Prior to joining China Lodging Group, Mr. Teo was Chief Financial Officer of Rnomac International Group, the largest Volvo contruction equipment distributor in China. He also served as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Operation in DDB Greater China Group and Financial Controller in Focus Media Group. Prior to that, Mr. Teo worked at Ernst & Young as Associate Director of Transaction Advisory Services in Kuala Lumpur, Toronto and Shanghai. Mr. Teo received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Financial Analysis from Warwick University, the United Kingdom. He is a Chartered Certified Accountant in the United Kingdom and a Certified Public Accountant in the United States and Hong Kong.
Hui Jin joined us in 2005 and has served as director of our Development Department and Vice President of our Group, respectively. Mr. Jin is currently our President mainly responsible for overseeing hotel development and property-related investment. Prior to joining us, Mr. Jin worked with Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc. Mr. Jin received his Executive Master's degree from China Europe International Business School and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the East China Normal University.