Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Yong Suk Cho has been the chairman of our board and chief executive officer of our company since August 2022, and he served as co-chief executive officer of our company from January 2021 to August 2022 and a director of our company since March 2016. He has also been the chief executive officer of Puhui since March 2016. Mr. Cho has extensive experience in the consumer finance industry. Mr. Cho served as the vice president of portfolio management team of Citibank Korea and Thailand Inc. from July 1999 to March 2006, and senior vice president of marketing department of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Seoul Branch from April 2006 to September 2007. Mr. Cho subsequently joined Ping An where he held a number of management positions, including section chief, assistant general manager, deputy general manager and general manager of the credit guarantee insurance business department from October 2007 to February 2015, during which he was in charge of planning, finance and risk management business lines. Mr. Cho obtained his MBA degree from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business in May 1999.