Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. Announces Changes to Board of Directors
BEIJING, May 15, 2018
Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd., an NYSE-listed real estate developer and property manager primarily in China and in other countries, today announced changes to its Board of Directors of the Company.
The Board welcomes the appointments of Mr. Samuel Shen and Dr. Hao Gao as independent directors. Mr. Shen will be on the Compensation Committee and Investment Committee. Dr. Gao will serve as a member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and Audit Committee. Dr. Huai Chen and Mr. Steve Sun will resign as directors of the Board.
Mr. Samuel Shen is president of JD Cloud, the cloud business unit under JD.com, China’s largest online retailer. Reporting directly to Richard Liu, JD.com CEO and chairman, Mr. Shen leads the efforts of JD Cloud to extend its offerings of tailored service solutions to a wide range of vertical industries. Mr. Shen previously held various senior positions at Microsoft, including chairman of the Microsoft Asia-Pacific Technology Company, COO of the Microsoft Asia-Pacific R&D Group, and general manager of Microsoft Cloud and Enterprise China. Before Microsoft, he worked at IDT in California. Mr. Shen holds a Master’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Dr. Hao Gao is the director of the Global Family Business Research Center and the director of Strategic Partnership and Development Office at Tsinghua University PBC School of Finance, as well as the chief editor of the Family Business Series and Family Wealth Series published by the People’s Publishing House/Oriental Press. He is also an independent director of Modern Media Holdings Limited. Dr. Gao obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Automation Engineering from Tsinghua University, a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Peking University, and a Ph.D. Degree in Management Science and Engineering from Tsinghua University. He has completed the Corporate Boards Program, the Audit Committees Program, and the Compensation Committees Program at Harvard Business School, as well as the Mergers and Acquisitions Program and the People, Culture, and Performance Program at the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University.
Mr. Yong Zhang, Xinyuan’s Chairman, commented, “On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Dr. Chen and Mr. Sun for their services to Xinyuan. Their expertise and counsel have contributed to our success, and we wish both of them the best in their future endeavors. Meanwhile, I would like to welcome Mr. Shen and Dr. Gao as our new board members. We believe Mr. Shen’s intimate knowledge of the practical applications of today’s leading technologies will provide us with valuable insight and guidance in our pursuit of our strategic, long-term growth goals. Dr. Gao’s extensive knowledge and experience in finance and management will add to our strategic building and corporate governance initiatives.”
About Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd.
Xinyuan Real Estate Co., Ltd. is an NYSE-listed real estate developer and property manager primarily in China and in other countries. In China, Xinyuan develops and manages large scale, high quality real estate projects in over ten tier one and tier two cities, including Beijing, Shanghai, Zhengzhou, Jinan, Xi’an, Suzhou, among others. Xinyuan was one of the first Chinese real estate developers to enter the U.S. market and over the past few years has been active in real estate development in New York. Xinyuan aims to provide comfortable and convenient real estate related products and services to middle-class consumers.