Yong Zhang
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and Executive Director
Yong Zhang founded the Company in 1997 and is the chairman of the board of directors and, through September 2013, he also served as the Company’s chief executive officer. Mr. Zhang has more than 20 years of working experience in the real estate industry. Prior to founding the Company, he worked at several construction and property development companies, including Zhengzhou City Construction and Development Inc. and China Antai Real Estate Development Inc. Mr. Zhang is also the vice chairman of Henan Real Estate Association, a member of China Democratic National Construction Association and a deputy to the 12th People’s Congress of Henan Province in China. Mr. Zhang received a Ph.D. in finance from Renmin University of China in 2014, an executive master’s degree in business administration from Tsinghua University in 2005 and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Henan Zhongzhou University in 1985.
Chairman of the Board
Chair of the Investment Committee
Chair of the Compensation Committee
Chair of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Yong Cui

Yong Cui has been a director of the Company since August 2006 and was appointed the president effective September 2013. With a doctorate degree in finance from Renmin University of China, Mr. Cui has extensive experience in corporate finance. Prior to his being appointed president, Mr. Cui provided consulting services to Xinyuan with respect to, among other matters, the development of commercial real estates in China and residential real estate in the U.S. For the past five years, he has worked at Beijing Runzheng Consulting Company as President, and he has served as an executive director of Winsway Enterprises Holdings Limited (formerly known as Winsway Coking Coal Holdings Limited). He resigned his position at Winsway Enterprises Holdings Limited on December 30, 2013.

Member of the Investment Committee
Yuyan Yang
Yuyan Yang co-founded the Company in 1997 with Mr. Yong Zhang. She is a director and previously a vice president of the Company. Ms. Yang has more than 10 years’ working experience in the real estate industry. Ms. Yang received a bachelor’s degree in education management from Henan University in 1985. Ms. Yang received her executive master’s degree in business administration at the National University of Singapore in May 2008.
Yifan "Frank" Li
Independent Director
Yifan (Frank) Li possesses over twenty years of experience in the areas of corporate financial management, M&A, principal investment, debt & equity offerings, and risk management across the Asia Pacific region. Most recently, Frank has been a Director and VP of Geely Holding Group. Prior to joining Geely, he was VP and international CFO of SanPower Group, where he led the acquisition and integration of UK retailer House of Fraser and US retailer Brookstone. He also served as CFO of China Zenix Auto International (NYSE: ZX), where he led the first-ever IPO in China's auto industry. Frank also serves as an Independent Director of Shanghai International Port (Group) Co. Ltd. (600018-CN) and Heilongjiang Interchina Water Treatment Co., Ltd. (600187-CN). Frank, a CPA and CGMA, received his MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business, MSc in Accounting from University of Texas at Dallas, and Bachelor of Economics in World Economy from Fudan University.
Chair of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee
Samuel Shen
Independent Director
Samuel Shen was appointed as an independent director of the Company in May 2018. Mr. 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, Mr. Shen worked at IDT in California. Mr. Shen holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee
Member of the Investment Committee
Haifei He
Executive Director

Mr. Haifei He brings over three decades of senior leadership experiences, he previously served as the Assistant General Manager of China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), and the Chairman and Party Secretary of China Construction Fangcheng Investment & Development Group. He has rich experience and expertise in corporate governance and engineering management. Mr. He received his EMBA degree from Tsinghua University and bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Chongqing Jianzhu University.

Member of the Investment Committee

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