Board of Directors
Co-Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Wenbin Chen is our Founder, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Chen has 17 years of experience in the finance industry. He worked at Fuzhou Tianli Investment Consulting Co., Ltd. from July 1998 to July 2005, with his last position being deputy general manager. Mr. Chen founded Fujian Rulin Information Technology Development Co., Ltd. in July 2005 and served as its general manager until June 2007. Between August 2007 and June 2010, Mr. Chen was Assistant to the Chief Executive Officer of Caifu Software (Beijing) Co., Ltd. Mr. Chen graduated from Dalian University of Technology with a double bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering and international enterprise management in July 1998. He graduated in October 2009 from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business with an EMBA degree.
Co-Founder and Director
Mr. Ming Yan is Yintech’s Founder and Director. Mr. Yan has founded a number of entertainment, culture and catering businesses in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. Mr. Yan graduated from Shanxi University of Finance with a bachelor degree in Finance in December 2011. He graduated in September 2014 from the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business with an EMBA degree. Mr. Yan has been enrolled in the Doctor of Business Administration program at Shanghai Jiao Tong University since September 2013.
Co-Founder and Director
Ms. Ningfeng Chen is Yintech’s Founder and Director. From September 1990 to September 2001, Ms. Chen worked as an engineer at Fuzhou Office of Earthquake Resistance and Fuzhou Urban and Rural Construction Committee. Between September 2001 and September 2003, Ms. Chen served as the chief engineer at Fuzhou Anxinda Engineering Consulting Co., Ltd. She was a North American market research consultant at Shanghai Naide Enterprise Management Consulting between September 2005 and February 2011. Ms. Chen graduated from Anhui Institute of Architecture & Industry with a bachelor degree in industrial and civil construction in July 1990. In June 2003, Ms. Chen graduated from the University of International Business and Economics with a master's degree in management. Ms. Chen also received a certificate of completion in financial analysis and investment management from the University of Toronto in May 2005.
Mr. Feng Li is Yintech’s Independent Director. Mr. Li has approximately 16 years of experience in business management and financial education. At the University of Michigan Stephen M. Ross School of Business, he was the Ernst & Young Assistant Professor from July 2004 to July 2011 and the Harry Jones Associate Professor with tenure from July 2011 to June 2015. Since July 2015, Mr. Li has been a professor of accounting and director of the Finance MBA Program at Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Since July 17, 2014, Mr. Li has also been an independent director and the audit committee financial expert for Sungy Mobile Limited, a company listed on the NASDAQ (NASDAQ: GOMO). Mr. Li is a member of the American Accounting Association. Mr. Li graduated from Fudan University with a bachelor degree in economics in July 1996 and a master degree in economics in July 1998. He received his master degree in business administration from the University of Chicago in June 2004 and obtained a doctor of philosophy degree in accounting from the University of Chicago in June 2005.
Ms. Jue Yao is Yintech’s Independent Director. Ms. Yao has extensive experience in accounting and corporate finance. Ms. Yao is the Chief Financial Officer of Qihoo 360 Technology Co., Ltd., or Qihoo 360, a company formerly listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: QIHU). From 1996 to 1999, Ms. Yao was a senior auditor at KPMG. From 1999 to 2006, Ms. Yao held various positions, including financial director, at Sohu.com Inc. Since 2006, Ms. Yao has held various positions at Qihoo 360, including as its financial director and vice president of finance from 2008 to 2012 and its co-Chief Financial Officer of Qihoo 360 from 2012 to 2014. Ms. Yao graduated from the University of International Business and Economics in China with a bachelor degree in international accounting in June 1996.
Mr. Lijun Lin is Yintech’s Independent Director. Mr. Lin is the founder and currently serves as CIO of Loyal Valley Innovation Capital, an investment company focusing on investing in entrepreneurship and innovation, founded in November 2015. Prior to that, Mr. Lin founded China Universal Asset Management Co., Ltd., or CUAM, in 2005, a leading fund management company in China with USD70 billion under management. He served as CUAM’s Chief Executive Officer and chairman of the investment committee from April 2004 to April 2015. Mr. Lin previously also served as a manager and an assistant director of the listing department of the Shanghai Stock Exchange and served at the CSRC as a regulator. Mr. Lin obtained a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in economics from Fudan University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.
Mr. Fan has been an Independent Director since May 2018. Mr. Fan is currently the Co-Chairman of Xiangshan Wealth Institution, a non-profit think tank focused on wealth management research. Mr. Fan has over 30 years of experience in the finance and investment industries, including managerial positions in commercial banks, securities firms and fund management. Mr. Fan received his doctorate degree in economics from the Chinese Academy of Fiscal Sciences in 1998.