Jinbo Yao

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Jinbo Yao is 58.com’s Founder and has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since its inception. Mr. Yao is a pioneer in China’s internet industry. Prior to founding the Company, in 2000, Mr. Yao founded domain.cn, a domain name transaction and value-added service website in China. After domain.cn was acquired by net.cn in September 2000, Mr. Yao served in various managerial roles at net.cn including Vice President of Sales until 2005. Mr. Yao currently serves on the board of directors of Xueda Education Group, a company he co-founded and listed on the NYSE. Mr. Yao received bachelor’s degrees in computer science and chemistry from Ocean University of China (formerly known as Ocean University of Qingdao) in 1999.

 


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