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Bitauto Holdings Ltd (BITA.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

William Li

43 2018 Chairman of the Board

Xuan Zhang

42 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jingning Shao

43 2016 Vice Chairman of the Board

Ming Xu

2018 Chief Financial Officer

Xiaoke Liu

2018 Chief Operating Officer

Weihai Qu

38 2007 Senior Vice President, Director

Lei Zhu

2016 Chief Technology Officer

Xiangzhi Kong

2018 Chief Strategy Officer

Jun Hou

49 2015 Director

Rob Huting

2018 Director

Xuande Huang

53 2010 Independent Director

Erhai Liu

46 2011 Independent Director

Yu Long

44 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

William Li

Mr. William Li is Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Li and Mr. Weihai Qu, our senior vice president, co-founded Beijing C&I Advertising Company Limited, one of our SPEs in China, and has served as its chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer since its inception. In 2000, Mr. Li co-founded Beijing Bitauto E-Commerce Co., Ltd. and served as its director and president until 2006. In 1996, Mr. Li co-founded Beijing Antarctic Technology Development Co., Ltd., a pioneer web hosting service provider in China, and served as its director and general manager from 1996 to 2000. Mr. Li currently also serves as the vice-chairman of China Automobile Dealers Association, or CADA, and was recognized by CADA in 2008 as one of the top 10 most influential and distinguished people in China’s automobile dealer industry in the past 20 years. Mr. Li received his bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Peking University where he minored in Law.

Xuan Zhang

Mr. Xuan (Andy) Zhang is a Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He was President, Chief Financial Officer of Bitauto Holdings Ltd. He was vice president of finance from 2006 to 2009. Mr. Zhang has over 10 years of operational and managerial experiences with both multinational companies and local Chinese companies. His extensive involvement in Bitauto’s strategy and operations contributed significantly to the growth of our company and our company’s successful listing on NYSE in 2010. Prior to 2006, Mr. Zhang co-founded a consulting firm that provided professional marketing, finance and HR services to local Fortune 500 companies and multinationals in China. He also was a manager of both Ernst & Young LLP and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Zhang is a certified public accountant in the State of New York and he received both of his bachelor’s degrees in Finance and Accounting from New York University.

Jingning Shao

Mr. Jingning Shao is a Vice Chairman of the Board of Bitauto Holdings Ltd. Mr. Shao joined us in 2009 as our chief operating officer. Prior to joining us, Mr. Shao was the general manager of Sina Corporation’s business operation department from 2007 to 2009 and the editor-in-chief of Sina’s automotive channel from 2000 to 2009. From 1995 to 2000, Mr. Shao was a journalist and editor for newspapers of China Business Media Corporation Limited. Mr. Shao received his bachelor’s degree in Literature from Capital Normal University.

Ming Xu

Mr. Ming Xu is Chief Financial Officer of the Company. Mr. Xu joins Bitauto from UBS AG, where he covered U.S.- andHong Kong-listed Chinese internet companies since 2014 and most recently served as the Co-Head of itsHong Kongand China Internet Research. Prior to that, Mr. Xu worked in the China Auto Research team of UBS AG from 2011 to 2014, responsible for the coverage ofHong Kong-listed automakers, dealers and auto component makers. Before joining UBS AG, Mr. Xu worked in Nomura Holdings from 2008 to 2011 and in Lehman Brothers in 2008, where he also covered theChinaautomobile industry. Mr. Xu holds a master's degree in economics and a bachelor's degree in finance, both from Fudan University.

Xiaoke Liu

Mr. Xiaoke Liu is Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Mr. Liu served as Bitauto's senior vice president since February 2017. Prior to joining Bitauto, Mr. Liu served as general manager of the auto business division of Sina.com since 2014, responsible for the division management and operation. From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Liu was the general manager of the auto business division of Phoenix.com. Prior to this, Mr. Liu worked at Sohu.com from 2004 to 2012 and was the associate editor-in-chief of the automobile channel from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Liu holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Luton in England.

Weihai Qu

Mr. Weihai Qu is Senior Vice President, Director of Bitauto Holdings Ltd. He has served as our director since 2005 and as our senior vice president since 2007. In 2002, Mr. Qu and Mr. Bin Li, our chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer, co-founded Beijing C&I Advertising Company Limited, one of our SPEs in China. Mr. Qu served as the general manager of Beijing C&I Advertising Company Limited and managed the operation of our digital marketing solutions business until 2009. Prior to joining us in 2000, Mr. Qu served as a project manager of the strategic planning department of Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd. from 1997 to 2000. Mr. Qu received his bachelor’s degree in Automotive Engineering and minored in computer application courses from Jilin University (formerly known as Jilin University of Technology) and obtained his Executive MBA from China Europe International Business School in 2010.

Lei Zhu

Mr. Lei Zhu serves as Chief Technology Officer of the Company effective on December 1, 2016. Before joining Bitauto, Mr. Zhu served for two years as Vice President of Didi Chuxing where he was also General Manager of its Commercial Business Division, responsible for commercialization strategy and product development related to automobiles, advertising, big data analytics as well as strategic alliances. Before joining Didi Chuxing, Mr. Zhu worked at Baidu from 2007 to 2012, in charge of various business functions including vertical search technology, cloud computing, and big data analytics. Mr. Zhu holds an MBA from Tsinghua University and a bachelor's degree in Science from Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Xiangzhi Kong

Mr. Xiangzhi Kong is Chief Strategy Officer of the Company. Prior to this, Mr. Kong served as Bitauto's vice president from 2015, Assistant Vice President from 2013 to 2015, and Business Development Director from 2008 to 2012. Mr. Kong has been responsible for Bitauto's strategic planning, investments and development of strategic partnerships. Prior to joining Bitauto, Mr. Kong had approximately 10 years of experience in management consulting, providing strategic planning and marketing consulting services to the Fortune 500 and leading technology companies. Mr. Kong received a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of International Business and Economics in 1999.

Jun Hou

Mr. Jun Hou is Director of Bitauto Holdings Limited. Mr. Jun Hou is currently chairman of Yanyuan Alumni ( Beijing ) Investment Management Limited, where he manages the Entrepreneur's Training Camp of Peking University. Mr. Hou has extensive experience in China's Telematics sector. He was the co-founder and served as the honorary chairman of the board of directors of Autonavi Holdings Limited, ("Autonavi"), from May 2013 to July 2014 and the chairman from April 2002 to May 2013 . Mr. Hou also held the position of chief executive officer of Autonavi from April 2002 to October 2009 . From June 1994 to April 2002 , Mr. Hou served as the chairman of the board of directors and was actively involved in the operations of China Da Tong Industrial Co., Ltd. Prior to this, he worked at China Science and Technology International Trust and Investment Corporation from August 1990 to August 1993 . Mr. Hou received a bachelor's degree in Chinese from Peking University in China . In addition, Mr. Sidney Xuande Huang, chief financial officer of JD.com, Inc. ("JD.com") and previously an independent director of Bitauto, remains on the board of directors of the Company as a director designated by JD.com. Mr. Huang has ceased to be a member of the audit committee of the board in accordance with the Company's strategic partnership with JD.com and Tencent , announced on January 9, 2015.

Rob Huting

Mr. Rob Huting is Director of the Company. Mr. Huting is currently Corporate Development, Vice President of Cox Automotive Inc., responsible for international M&A transactions. In addition, Mr. Huting is responsible for managing and developing existing and potential new strategic partnerships in emerging markets includingBrazil,IndiaandChina. Cox Automotive, the parent company of Cox Automotive International, is also the parent company of AutoTrader Group, or ATG Group, which is a major shareholder of Bitauto. Prior to Mr. Huting's current role, he was General Manager for Autotrader Classics. Mr. Huting's previous positions include Managing Director Continental Europe for Manheim Retail Services, Director Sales and Marketing, and Director European Business Development for Manheim Europe. Mr. Huting holds a Masters of International Business Studies from the University of South Carolina.

Xuande Huang

Mr. Xuande Huang is Independent Director of Bitauto Holdings Ltd. Mr. Huang has been the chief financial officer of Pactera Technology International, a leading China-based IT services provider, and its predecessor company VanceInfo Technologies Inc. since 2006. Mr. Huang also served as VanceInfo’s co-president from 2011 to 2012 and its chief operating officer from 2008 to 2010. Prior to joining VanceInfo, he served as the chief financial officer with two other China-based companies in technology and internet sectors between 2004 and 2006. Prior to 2004, Mr. Huang was an investment banker with Citigroup Global Markets Inc. in New York and prior to that an audit manager of KPMG LLP. He was a Certified Public Accountant in the State of New York. Mr. Huang obtained his master’s degree of business administration with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University as an Austin Scholar. He received his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Bernard M. Baruch College, where he graduated as class valedictorian.

Erhai Liu

Mr. Erhai Liu is Independent Director of Bitauto Holdings Ltd. He has served as director since 2005 and independent director since 2011. Mr. Liu is a managing director of Legend Capital, a China-based private investment fund. Mr. Liu also serves on the board of directors of other Legend Capital portfolio companies, including Rock Mobile (Cayman) Corporation, MAS Technology Company Limited, China Auto Rental Inc., Chongqing New Standard Medical Equipment Co., Ltd., Universal Education Holdings, Coremax Group Limited, Pod Inn, Beijing 21Cake Food Co., Ltd. and Joint Star Limited. Prior to joining Legend Capital in 2003, Mr. Liu was the chief operating officer of China RailcomNet Co., Ltd. from 2001 to 2003, the vice general manager of Clarent China from 2000 to 2001 and the director of the Value Added Service business of Jitong Communications Co., Ltd. from 1994 to 2000. Mr. Liu received his bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications from Guilin Institute of Electronic Technology, his master’s degree in Telecommunications and Information System from Xidian University and his EMBA from Peking University.

Yu Long

Ms. Yu Long is Independent Director of Bitauto Holdings Ltd. She has served as director since 2008 and independent director since 2011. Ms. Long is a chief executive of Bertelsmann China Corporate Center and a managing director of Bertelsmann Asia Investments AG, the strategic investment arm of Bertelsmann AG based in Beijing, China. Ms. Long also serves on the board of directors of other Bertelsmann portfolio companies, including BMG Music, China Distance Education Holdings Limited, and Optimix. Ms. Long joined Bertelsmann in New York in 2005 before moving to Asia in 2007. Prior to that, Ms. Long was a lead anchor and later a producer of Sichuan Broadcasting Group from 1996 to 2003 and a host and producer of Chengdu People’s Radio Broadcasting Networks from 1994 to 1996. Ms. Long received her bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology in China and her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.