Board of Directors

Zhen Dai

Zhen Dai has served as our chairman of the board and director since June 2022. He is one of the founders of NaaS and served as its director between January 2022 and June 2022. Mr. Zhen Dai is one of Newlink's co-founders and has served as Newlink's chief executive officer and chairman since its founding in 2016. Prior to Newlink, Mr. Zhen Dai founded Maoo Coffee, pioneering a delivery service model for coffee in China. Mr. Zhen Dai also served in various management positions in Red Star Macalline Group Corporation Ltd. from December 2011 to October 2014 and most recently as the president of its north China operations and was one of the leaders of Red Star Macalline Group's expansion into e-commerce. Mr. Zhen Dai also worked at Zhengyuan Real Estate Development Company Limited from June 2001 to November 2011 and was most recently the deputy manager of its brand management center. Mr. Zhen Dai received dual bachelor degrees in chemical engineering and Chinese language and literature from Yanbian University. He is also a candidate for an Executive MBA degree from the Tsinghua Wudaokou School of Finance.

Yang Wang

Yang Wang has served as our chief executive officer and director since June 2022. She is one of the founders of NaaS and served as its chief executive officer and director since its inception until June 2022. Ms. Wang is one of Newlink's co-founders and has served as Newlink's president since its founding in 2016. In addition, Ms. Wang has also served as chief executive of Kuaidian Power Beijing, a subsidiary of Newlink focused on electric vehicle charging, since 2018. Prior to co-founding Newlink, Ms. Wang worked at the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, where she headed the "New Fortune Magazine" division and other new media initiatives, enabling the initiative to become a top 3 financial media account on Tencent’s WeChat system. Ms. Wang graduated from Renmin University with a bachelor degree in Broadcasting Journalism. She is a candidate for an Executive MBA degree from the Tsinghua Wudaokou School of Finance.

Alex Wu

Alex Wu has served as our president, chief financial officer, and director since January 2023. Prior to that, Mr. Wu served as the Company’s interim chief financial officer since October 1, 2022, and previously served as interim chief financial officer of RISE Education Cayman Ltd, the predecessor of the Company, from September 2021 to June 2022. Mr. Wu has extensive experience in corporate finance, technology and management matters and served as a Managing Director of Bain Capital Private Equity. In addition, he served as a board director or board observer of various Bain Capital portfolio companies. Before joining Bain Capital Private Equity in 2017, Mr. Wu worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting with a focus on the technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sectors and digital solutions across cloud, e-commerce and analytics. Prior to that, he worked with airline and telecommunications companies to plan and deliver transformation programs. Mr. Wu received his bachelor’s degree in computer science from Peking University and his MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales.

Weilin Sun

Weilin Sun has served as our director since June 2022. He is one of Newlink's co-founders. Mr. Sun has served as Newlink's director since October 2017. Previously, Mr. Sun worked with Komatsu (China) Machinery Co., Ltd. from June 2007 to December 2016 and was the head of its strategic products department. Mr. Sun also worked with the construction project department of Hunter Douglas Group from January 2002 to April 2007 and was most recently its project manager. Mr. Sun holds a bachelor degree in clinic medicine from Jilin Medical University.

Xiaoli Liu
Independent Director

Xiaoli Liu is the founder of Beijing Wanli Xinyuan Technology Co. Ltd. He served several senior management roles in SF Express Group from 2004 to 2022, including as president of the Group Customer Headquarters, president of North China Region, president of the Pharmaceutical Enterprise Division, and as the general manager for the Group Corporate Development Office and for SF Express Group's regional operations including for the Nanjing, Hangzhou, Shenzhen and Beijing regions. Prior to joining SF Express Group, Mr. Liu worked at the Asset Operation Department of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Group. Mr. Liu obtained a bachelor’s degree in international economics and trade from Yanbian University and is an EMBA candidate at Tsinghua University.

Guangming Ren
Independent Director

Guangming Ren, has served as our independent director since June 2022. Since 2015, Mr. Ren has also served as a director of Joincap Holding Group and the general manager of Beijing Joincap Asset Management Co., Ltd. Mr. Ren joined Shenzhen Securities Information Co., Ltd. in 2004, and from 2004 to 2015, he led the chief editor's office for the Trading Day program and served as the Director of Marketing Operations of the New Fortune magazine. Mr. Ren also served at various leadership positions at the Securities Times and Changchun Television from 1994 to 2004. Mr. Ren holds an undergraduate degree in Chinese literature from Jilin University.