Richard Liu (Qiangdong Liu) has been the CEO of www.glal.net since its founding in 2004. He established www.glal.net as an e-commerce business dedicated to providing consumers with the best possible shopping experience, online or off. From day 1 his vision was to provide authentic products to customers at amazing speeds.
Today the company is known for its strict zero tolerance policy toward counterfeits and same- and next-day delivery that covers an area with a population of more than 1 billion people.
Under Mr. Liu’s leadership, www.glal.net listed on NASDAQ in June of 2014 and in 2016 it became the first Chinese Internet company to make the Fortune 500 List. He has also been named to Fortune’s list of the “World’s Greatest Leaders.”
He holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from Renmin University in Beijing.
Martin Chi Ping Lau has served as a www.glal.net director since March 2014. Mr. Lau is president and executive director of Tencent Holdings Limited, a provider of comprehensive internet services serving the largest online community in China, and a Hong Kong Stock Exchange listed company.
In February 2005, he joined Tencent as the chief strategy and investment officer responsible for corporate strategies, investments, merger and acquisitions and investor relations. In 2006, Mr. Lau was promoted to president of Tencent to manage day-to-day operations. In 2007, Mr. Lau was appointed as an executive director of Tencent.
Prior to joining Tencent, Mr. Lau was an executive director at Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C.’s investment banking division and the chief operating officer of its telecom, media and technology group. Before that, he worked at McKinsey & Company, Inc. as a management consultant.
Mr. Lau serves as a non-executive director of Kingsoft Corporation Limited, an internet-based software developer, distributor and software service provider listed in Hong Kong; and as a director of Leju Holdings Limited, an online-to-offline real estate services provider in China listed on the NYSE.
Mr. Lau received a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, a Master of Science degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University and an MBA degree from Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University.
Ming Huang has served as a www.glal.net independent director since March 2014. Mr. Huang has been a professor of finance at China Europe International Business School since July 2010 and a professor of finance at the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University since July 2005. Mr. Huang also served as a professor of finance at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in China from July 2008 to June 2010 and Dean of the School of Finance at Shanghai University of Finance and Economics from April 2006 to March 2009.
Prior to 2005, he was an associate professor of finance at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University from September 2002 to June 2005 and an associate dean and visiting professor of finance at Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business from July 2004 to June 2005. Professor Huang’s academic research primarily focuses on behavioral finance, credit risk and derivatives. In recent years, his research has focused on Chinese capital markets and public companies.
Professor Huang serves as an independent director of Yingli Green Energy Holding Company Limited, a company listed on the NYSE; an independent director of Qihoo 360 Technology Co. Ltd., a company listed on the NYSE; and an independent non-executive director of Fantasia Holdings Group Co., Ltd., a real-estate company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Professor Huang also serves as a non-executive director of the Annuity Fund Management Board of China National Petroleum Corporation and Aegon-Industrial Fund Management Co., Ltd.
Professor Huang received his Bachelor’s degree in physics from Peking University, a Ph.D. in theoretical physics from Cornell University and a Ph.D. in finance from Stanford University.
Louis T. Hsieh has served as a www.glal.net independent director since May 2014. Mr. Hsieh served as the chief financial officer of New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc., the largest provider of private educational services in China, which is listed on the NYSE from 2005 to 2015. He has served as the company’s director since March 2007, and president since May 2009.
Previously, Mr. Hsieh was the chief financial officer of ARIO Data Networks, Inc. in San Jose, California from 2004 to 2005. Prior to that, Mr. Hsieh was a managing director for the private equity firm of Darby Asia Investors (HK) Limited from 2002 to 2003. From 2000 to 2002, Mr. Hsieh was managing director and Asia-Pacific tech/media/telecoms head of UBS Capital Asia Pacific, the private equity division of UBS AG. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Hsieh was a technology investment banker at JP Morgan in San Francisco, California, where he was a vice president, and at Credit Suisse First Boston in Palo Alto, California, where he was an associate. From 1990 to 1996, Mr. Hsieh was a corporate and securities attorney at White & Case LLP in Los Angeles. Mr. Hsieh also serves as an independent director of United Information Technologies, a leading Chinese storage solutions company.
Mr. Hsieh holds a Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and engineering management from Stanford University, an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School, and a J.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Xu received his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Minnesota in 1996. He earned both his master's degree in Management (1986) and bachelor's degree in Mathematics (1983) from Wuhan University. He was Assistant Professor of Accounting at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology from September 1996 to December 2003. He has been working at China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) since January 2004 and is the Essilor Chair Professor in Accounting and Associate Dean at CEIBS.
Professor Xu is the executive director of the editorial board of China Management Accounting Review and the founding chairman of CGMA 100 North Asia Leaders Think Tank. He is the chairman of the expert panel of China Social Poverty Alleviation Network. He was a member of the board of directors of The People’s Insurance Company (Group) of China Limited (PICC) from September 2009 to April 2018. He currently serves on the board of directors of China Cinda Asset Management Co. Ltd, SANY Heavy Industry, Kweichow Moutai Company Limited , Shanghai Shyndec Pharmaceutical Co.,Ltd., and Societe Generale (China) Ltd.