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.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Hao Zhou has served as 58.com’s Chief Financial Officer since May 2011. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Zhou was Chief Financial Officer in CITIC Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. since September 2010. From May 2009 to September 2010, Mr. Zhou held two senior management positions at Wuxi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc., a NYSE-listed company, serving most recently as Chief Financial Officer. From 1998 to 2009, Mr. Zhou held various senior finance managerial positions at General Electric and served as the senior finance manager for Greater China from 2007 to 2009. Mr. Zhou received his bachelor’s degree from Shanghai International Studies University in 1998.
Chief Strategy Officer
Mr. Xiaohua Chen has served as 58.com’s Senior Vice President of Product Management and Website Operations since December 2007. From June to December 2007, Mr. Chen served as head of product department at ganji.com responsible for product management and customer experience. Prior to joining ganji.com, Mr. Chen was the senior project manager and chief editor at Xiamen Haowei Network Technology Co., Ltd. Mr. Chen is a co-founder of dunsh.org, a nonprofit search engine optimization website in China. While in college, Mr. Chen co-founded 0755.org.cn, one of the earliest online classifieds providers in China. Mr. Chen received a bachelor’s degree in material formation from Xiangtan University in 2004.
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Hongyu Xing has served as 58.com’s Chief Thechnology Officer since March 31, 2016. Mr. Xing joined 58.com in 2015 as a Senior Vice President. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Xing held various positions at Tencent including General Manger in charge of search, network and media products as well as Tencent Weibo. Prior to Tencent, Mr. Xing worked at IBM China’s Research Center. Mr. Xing holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Tsinghua University.
Senior Vice President of Sales
Mr. Jiandong Zhuang has served as 58.com’s Senior Vice President of Sales since September 2007. From January 2005 to January 2007, Mr. Zhuang founded and managed Beijing Yingpu Bailian Technology Trading Co., Ltd., a SMS website and wireless service operator. Prior to founding his own company, Mr. Zhuang managed China Unicom CDM operations and sales at Beijing Lianyin Investment Co., Ltd from May 2003 to December 2004. Mr. Zhuang received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Capital Normal University in 1991.