Dr. Hong Chen founded The HINA GROUP in 2003 and is our Chairman and CEO.
Dr. Chen has contributed tremendously to the growth of China’s TMT industry and New Economy. He has led more than $58 billion financing and M&A transactions since our founding in 2003, including the merger of 58.com and Ganji.com, the share swap between Baidu, Qunar, and Ctrip, the merger of AsiaInfo and Linkage, Wanda's acquisition of 99Bill, Alibaba's acquisition of AdChina, the financing of JD.com and Jia.com, and the investments of Baidu TakeAway, BEST Logistics, ChineseAll, ShengJing360, Hujiang.com, etc.
Dr. Chen himself is an entrepreneur icon and a highly respected new economy leader and investment banker in the Asia-Pacific. Prior to founding The HINA GROUP, Dr. Chen was Founder, Chairman and CEO of GRIC Communications, which he led to its successful IPO on the NASDAQ in 1999. Before GRIC, he was Founder, Chairman and CEO of Aimnet, a leading regional Internet service provider, which was sold to NTT/Verio in 1996.
Dr. Chen was the President and Chairman of the Asian American MultiTech Association (AAMA) in 2000 and 2001 respectively; AAMA is the largest Asia Pacific focused high-tech business and executive association in Silicon Valley with over 1000 members. He also served as the founding president of Hua Yuan Science and Technology Association (HYSTA) from 2000 to 2003, the most prominent club of mainland born Chinese business leaders in Silicon Valley and China.
Dr. Chen received his Ph.D in computer science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science from Xi'an Jiaotong University in 1982 at the age of 19.
Mrs. Lynn Liu founded Aicent in 2000 with the vision of bridging the IP and wireless worlds through innovative mobile data services, and served as President & CEO for 13 years. Prior to Aicent, Lynn was a co-founder and COO for GRIC Communications (IPO in Nastaq in 1999). Prior to GRIC, she co-founded and held the COO position at Aimnet, acquired by Verio in 1996 and is now a subsidiary of NTT Communications.
Throughout her distinguished career Lynn has established a long list of successes in IP data service development including rollout, market penetration, and corporate leadership.
Lynn led over $1 billion transactions recently.
She has a B.S. from National Taiwan University, an M.S. in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and attended Executive Programs in the Graduate School of Business of Stanford University.
Lynn is based in our Beijing office.
Mr. Xuanxuan Yang began his career at PwC, and then amassed his professional experience at world-class investment banks such as CICC and Guosen Securities over the next 15 years before joining HINA GROUP.
Mr. Yang has led or taken part in cross-border M&As worth more than $6 billion, and domestic and overseas equity and debt financings worth more than $10 billion, with many of these transactions being recognized as the Best Deals of the Year by authoritative institutions.
Mr. Yang holds his Bachelor’s degree in International Economics from the UIBE, and is a CPA and an A-share Sponsor Representative.
Mr. Yang is based in our Beijing office.
Prior to joining HINA GROUP, Mr. Edmund Gao worked in Strategic Investment Department of Alibaba, focusing on Logistics and Digital Entertainment sectors. He has led and participated in several investment cases, including Best Logistics, KXTX, ALOG, Chengbang, Huangmajia, Wuzhou and E-Platform Lottery.
Edmund graduated from Fudan University with a Master’s degree in Management and a Bachelor’s degree in Statistics. He is a CFA Charterholder and a non-practicing member of CICPA. He was appointed special expert of road freight branch of China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing.
Edmund is based in our Shanghai office.