Board of Directors
Mr. Leaf Hua Li is Futu’s founder and has served as the chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer since the Company’s inception. Mr. Li has rich experience and expertise in the technology and internet sectors in China. Before founding Futu, Mr. Li had served in several senior management roles at Tencent, including the head of Tencent’s multi-media business and its innovation center. Mr. Li joined Tencent in 2000 and was the 18th founding employee of Tencent. He was an early and key research and development participant of Tencent QQ. Mr. Li was also the founder of Tencent Video and led the product design and development of Tencent Video. Mr. Li invented 23 international and domestic patents while working at Tencent. In 2008, Mr. Li was presented the “Innovative Talent Award” by the municipal government of Shenzhen, Guangdong. Mr. Li received his bachelor’s degree in computer science and technology from Hunan University in 2000.
Mr. Nineway Jie Zhang has served as Futu’s director since October 2014. Mr. Zhang has been working in the internet securities trading business since 1997. Prior to joining the Company, from 2002 to 2013, Mr. Zhang served as the head of the online trading center of the headquarters of Shenzhen of China Galaxy Securities Co., Ltd. (HKEx: 6881) in Beijing in charge of business development and the head of the online retail trading business of its Shenzhen branch. Mr. Zhang also served as the manager of its online transaction business at Essence Securities (previously known as Guangdong Securities) from 2000 to 2002 and served in various roles at several internet-based companies prior to that. Mr. Zhang received an associate’s degree in marketing from Nanjing University of Science and Technology in 1994, a master’s degree in business administration from South China University of Technology in 2009 and an executive master’s degree in business administration from Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in 2013.
Mr. Eric Chi Zhang joined General Atlantic in 2016. He is a Managing Director and Head of General Atlantic’s business in China. From 2006 to 2016, Mr. Zhang was a Global Partner and Managing Director at The Carlyle Group, where he focused on investments in Asia. Previously, he was Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions at Credit Suisse in Hong Kong, and prior to that, he was a Vice President in the Investment Banking division at China International Capital Corporation Limited in Beijing. Mr. Zhang currently serves on the boards of 58.com Inc. (NYSE: WUBA), Xiabu Xiabu (00520.HK), NetEase Cloud Music etc. Mr. Zhang received an M.A. in Economics from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.