Will Wei Cheng, Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Will Wei Cheng is our founder and has served as chairman of our board of directors since January 2013 and our chief executive officer since February 2015. Mr. Cheng founded Beijing Xiaoju Science and Technology Co., Ltd. in 2012 and, shortly thereafter, launched the DiDi Dache app to provide taxi hailing services. Since then, Mr. Cheng has led us to become the world’s leading mobility technology platform, having overseen our acquisition of Kuaidi and Uber China, diversification of our service offerings and expansion around the globe. Prior to founding us, Mr. Cheng worked at Alibaba from 2005 to 2011, most recently as deputy general manager of Alipay, with responsibility for Alipay’s business-to-consumer functions, and before that, in a number of sales-related positions, including as regional manager at Alibaba. Mr. Cheng has been featured on Fortune China’s 50 Most Influential Business Leaders list for three consecutive years from 2017 to 2019. In 2017, Mr. Cheng was selected as a Global Game Changer by Forbes. In 2016, Mr. Cheng was named Fortune’s Businessperson of the Year and Forbes Asia’s Businessman of the Year. Mr. Cheng has received honors and awards such as “National Outstanding Individual in Poverty Alleviation”, “National Outstanding Individual of Private Economy Fighting against COVID-19”, “Beijing Youth ‘May 4th’ Medal” and “Beijing Outstanding Young Talent.” Mr. Cheng received a bachelor’s degree in administration management from the Beijing University of Chemical Technology in July 2004.

Jean Qing Liu, Co-Founder, Director and President

Ms. Jean Qing Liu is one of our co-founders and an executive director of our company. Ms. Liu has been serving as our director and president since December 2014. Ms. Liu also leads the DiDi Women’s Network, the first career development program for women in the Chinese internet sector. Prior to joining us in July 2014, Ms. Liu worked at Goldman Sachs (Asia) from August 2002 to June 2014. Ms. Liu was featured on Fortune’s Most Powerful Women International List from 2016 to 2020, and was named on Time’s 100 list of the World's Most Influential People in 2017. Ms. Liu was also selected for the list of “40 Overseas Returnees in 40 Years of China’ Reform and Opening-up” in December 2018 and the list of “China’s 70 Overseas Returnees” in December 2019. Ms. Liu received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Peking University and a master’s degree in computer science from Harvard University.

Bob Bo Zhang, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Bob Bo Zhang is one of our co-founders and our chief technology officer, and has also served as the chief executive officer of our autonomous driving business since August 2019. Mr. Zhang is responsible for the creation and development of our overall product, technology, and data analytics framework. Prior to joining us, Mr. Zhang was a senior technology leader at Baidu. Mr. Zhang received a bachelor’s degree in software engineering from Wuhan University and a master’s degree focusing on human-computer interactions and artificial intelligence from the Chinese National Academy of Sciences.

Alan Yue Zhuo, Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Alan Yue Zhuo has served as our chief financial officer since April 2021 and was our vice president of finance and operation management from December 2018 to April 2021. Mr. Zhuo joined us in February 2017 as the deputy general manager of our ride hailing department, where he was responsible for platform operations. Prior to joining us, Mr. Zhuo worked at Sculptor Capital Management (formerly known as Och-Ziff Capital Management) in Hong Kong, from September 2014 to February 2017, where he focused on technology investments in Asia. Prior to that, Mr. Zhuo worked in the principal investment area of Goldman Sachs and the investment banking division of Morgan Stanley. Mr. Zhuo received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Peking University.

Shu Sun, Chief Executive Officer of China Ride Hailing

Mr. Shu Sun has served as the chief executive officer of our China ride hailing business since December 2020. Mr. Sun joined us in April 2015 and previously held a number of management positions, with responsibility for devising supply and demand strategies for our ride hailing business and overseeing the overall development of our Piggy Express service. Prior to joining us, Mr. Sun was an associate at Tsing Capital from 2014 to 2015 and a Senior Associate at Bloomberg New Energy Finance from 2009 to 2014. Mr. Sun received a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree, both in industrial engineering, from the University of Cambridge.