Mr. JI Qi (季琦)
Chief Executive Officer
Qi Ji, aged 53, founded our Group, and was appointed as a Director on February 4, 2007. Mr. Ji has also served as the Executive Chairman of our Board since August 2009, and our Chief Executive Officer since November 2019. He is primarily responsible for the overall strategic planning of our Group and the management of our Group’s business. Mr. Ji also serves as a director in China Lodging Holdings Singapore Pte. Ltd and China Lodging Investment Limited, all of which are subsidiaries of our Company. Mr. Ji has over 20 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to his current role, he also served as our Chief Executive Officer from January 2012 to May 2015 and from 2007 to August 2009. He co-founded Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc. and served as its chief executive officer from 2002 to January 2005. He also co-founded Trip.com (a company listed on the NASDAQ, ticker symbol: TCOM), one of the largest online travel services providers in China, in 1999, acted as its chief executive officer and president until 2001, and currently serves on Trip.com’s board as an independent director. Mr. Ji received his bachelor degree in engineering mechanics and master degree in mechanical engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University (上海交通大學) in the PRC in 1989 and February 1992, respectively.
Mr. JIN Hui (金輝)
Hui Jin, aged 42, joined our Group in February 2005 and was appointed as the president of our Group on June 1, 2016. He is primarily responsible for PRC business of the Group. Since he joined our Group, he has served as director of our Development Department, vice president and executive vice president of our Group, respectively. Mr. Jin worked with Shanghai Home Inns Hotels Management Limited as regional development manager during the period from March 2004 to December 2004. Mr. Jin received his executive master’s degree from China Europe International Business School (中歐國際工商學院) in the PRC in August 2014, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from the East China Normal University (華東師範大學) in the PRC in July 2000.
Ms. LIU Xinxin (劉欣欣)
Chief Digital Officer
Xinxin Liu, aged 42, joined our Group in September 2012 and has served as our Chief Digital Officer since June 2019. She is mainly responsible for our sales, loyalty program and information technology. She has previously served as our Chief Information Officer. She was the founder and CEO of H-World Information and Technology Co., Ltd., which is an IT company incubated by our Group in November 2013. Prior to joining us, Ms. Liu worked in Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell from July 1999 to September 2012, and was the IT head before she left. Ms. Liu received her master’s degree in master of business administration from Fudan University (復旦大學) in the PRC in January 2008, and her bachelor’s degree in economic information management from Beijing Technology and Business University (北京工商大學) (formerly known as Beijing Business Academy (北京商學院)) in the PRC in June 1999.
Mr. TEO Nee Chuan (趙汝泉)
Chief Financial Officer
Teo Nee Chuan, aged 49, joined our Group in November 2015 as deputy chief financial officer and has served as our chief financial officer since March 16, 2016. Mr. Teo is primarily responsible for the financial planning and analysis of our Group. Mr. Teo has more than 20 years of experience in financial management of multinational corporations. Prior to joining us, he was chief financial officer of Rnomac International Limited, from November 2011 to August 2015. Mr. Teo worked in DDB Greater China Group, was appointed as the chief financial officer in September 2009, and was additionally appointed as the director of operations in January 2011. He previously served in Focus Media Group and was appointed as the financial deputy director in June 2007. Prior to that, from September 1994 to May 2007, Mr. Teo worked at Ernst & Young and Ernst & Young Business Services Ltd. in various positions in Kuala Lumpur and Toronto, including as a senior manager in the Transaction Advisory Services. Mr. Teo has been an independent director of 111, Inc. (a company listed on the NASDAQ, ticker symbol: YI) since September 2018. Mr. Teo received his Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Financial Analysis degree from The University of Warwick in the United Kingdom in July 1994. He is a Chartered Certified Accountant in the United Kingdom, who has obtained his qualification in July 1998 from The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, and is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States and Hong Kong, who has obtained his qualification from American Institute of Certified Public Accountants in May 2002 and Hong Kong Society of Accountants in October 2003, respectively.