Qudian Inc. Announces Resignation of CFO
XIAMEN, China, March 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Qudian Inc. ("Qudian" or the "Company") (NYSE: QD), a leading technology platform empowering the enhancement of online consumer finance experience in China, today announced that Mr. Carl Yeung has resigned from his position as the Company's Chief Financial Officer due to personal reasons, effective from March 18, 2020. Mr. Min Luo, the Company's Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, expressed appreciation for Mr. Yeung's many contributions to the development of the Company on behalf of the Board of Directors and management team. In addition, the Company announced the promotion of Mr. Yan Gao to Vice President of Finance and Ms. Sissi Zhu to Vice President of Investor Relations.
Mr. Yan Gao joined Qudian in February 2017. His responsibilities at Qudian have primarily included corporate finance, tax, funding and internal controls. Prior to joining Qudian, Mr. Gao had over 15 years of experience working as a professional auditor. Mr. Gao is a certified public accountant in China and holds a master's degree in statistics.
Ms. Sissi Zhu joined Qudian in June 2017. Her responsibilities at Qudian have included capital markets, budget analysis and several exploratory projects. Prior to joining Qudian, Ms. Zhu had worked at Credit Suisse and KPMG. Ms. Zhu graduated from the University of Hong Kong with a bachelor's degree and first class honors. She is a member of Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a CFA charter holder.
About Qudian Inc.
Qudian Inc. ("Qudian") is a leading technology platform empowering the enhancement of online consumer finance experience in China. The Company's mission is to use technology to make personalized credit accessible to hundreds of millions of young, mobile-active consumers in China who need access to small credit for their discretionary spending but are underserved by traditional financial institutions due to lack of traditional credit data or high cost of servicing. Qudian's credit solutions enable licensed, regulated financial institutions and ecosystem partners to offer affordable and customized loans to this young generation of consumers.
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