Shengwen Rong is one of our independent directors. Mr. Rong was appointed as an independent director and chairman of the audit committee since March 1, 2022. Mr. Rong currently serves as an independent director and chairperson of the audit committees of the following public companies: China Online Education Group (NYSE: COE), BlueCity Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: BLCT), MOGU Inc. (NYSE: MOGU), and X Financial (NYSE: XYF), and as an independent director of Qudian Inc. (NYSE: QD). From February 2017 to September 2018, Mr. Rong served as the senior vice president and chief financial officer at Yixia Technology Co., Ltd, a leading live video broadcast and short-video platform in China. Prior to that, he served as the chief financial officer at Quixey, Inc. from 2015 to 2016, the chief financial officer at UCWeb from 2012 to 2014, and the chief financial officer at Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co., Ltd, an NYSE-listed company, from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Rong received his bachelor’s degree in international finance from Renmin University in 1991, master’s degree in accounting from West Virginia University in 1996, and MBA degree from University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2000. Mr. Rong is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States.