Mr. JI Qi (季琦)
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)
Chief Executive Officer
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)
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. Ms. Chen Hui (陳慧)
Chief Financial Officer
Hui Chen is chief compliance officer of the Company since February 2020, has been appointed to serve as chief financial officer of the Company, effective May 10, 2021. Ms. Chen has deep financial management expertise in the travel and hotel industries in China. She was the chief financial officer of Cjia Group Limited, a Huazhu affiliate company providing apartment services, from March 2018 to February 2020. From 2014 to early 2016, Ms. Chen served as Huazhu’s executive vice president of finance responsible for internal financial management and chief financial officer. Her previous work experiences also include chief financial officer of Home Inns Group and finance director of Ctrip.com. Ms. Chen received her master’s degree in management from Shanghai Jiaotong University (上海交通大學).