Mr. Steven CAI, is a Director and deputy general manager of our Company. Currently, he is also president of the general engineering research institute of the Company. Previously, Mr. Cai served as engineering director of Contemporary Amperex Technology Co. Limited (宁德时代新能源科技有限公司), and member of the electric vehicle safety strategy review committee and the global patent review committee of General Motors Corporation. He holds a master’s degree from Wayne State University in the US.
Ms. Andrea NAHMER, is a Director of our Company. Currently, she is also head of the production, products and investment control business of Volkswagen Group. Previously, Ms. Nahmer served as business manager of NEOPLASTIC GMBH, an executive assistant at Ernst & Young in Hamburg, Germany, and strategic planning personnel of Siemens Transportation Group Inc., and head of controlling logistics and components and head of group sales management of Volkswagen Group. She holds a master’s degree in business administration from University of Political Science and Economics in Germany.
Mr. ZHANG Hongli, is a Director of our Company. Currently, he is also executive deputy head of the engineering research institute of our Company. Previously, Mr. Zhang served as head of the material research institute and battery research institute of our Company, a Project Scientist of University of California, Santa Barbara, and chief technical consultant of LifeCel Technology Inc. in the US. He holds a doctor’s degree from Chinese Academy of Sciences in the PRC, and was a post-doctoral researcher at University of California, Santa Barbara in the US.
Mr. SUN Zhe, is an independent Director of our Company. Currently, he is also co-director of the China Initiative at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, researcher of Center for Local Government Governance and Innovation Research at Peking University, and independent non-executive director of China Resources Land Co., Ltd. (华润置地有限公司). Previously, Mr. Sun served as independent director of MGM China Holdings Limited (美高梅中国控股有限公司), director and professor of Center for US-China Relations at Tsinghua University, and deputy director, professor and doctoral adviser of Center for American Studies at Fudan University. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in law from Fudan University in the PRC, and a PhD in political science from Columbia University in the US.
Mr. Qiao Yun, is an independent Director of our Company. Currently, he is also the chairman of Shanghai Qingjian Automotive Technology Co., Ltd.. He has successively held various positions, including clerk at the information technology department of the Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission, general manager of Shanghai Yahuan Information Technology Co., Ltd., deputy general manager of CETC Digital Technology Co., Ltd., executive director and president of Shanghai Huadong Automotive Information Technology Co., Ltd., independent director of Chongqing Dima Industry Co., Ltd., general manager of Nanjing Tianqing Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd., president of Shanghai Ofilm Intelligent Connected Vehicle Technology Co., Ltd., vice chairman of Shanghai Sansheng Hongye Investment (Group) Co., Ltd..