Leaf Hua Li
Founder, Chairman, CEO & Chairman of the Technology Committee
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 is currently an independent director of Boqii Holdings Limited (NYSE: BQ). Mr. Li received his bachelor’s degree in computer science and technology from Hunan University in 2000.
Arthur Yu Chen
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Arthur Yu Chen has served as Futu’s chief financial officer since September 2017. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Chen served as a director at Citigroup Global Markets Asia Limited from 2009 to 2016 in its equity business. Mr. Chen also served as a vice president at China International Capital Corporation from 2005 to 2009. Mr. Chen received his bachelor’s degree in economics from Shanghai University of Finance & Economics in 1998 and his master’s degree in business administration from China Europe International Business School in 2005.
Robin Li Xu
Senior Vice President
Mr. Robin Li Xu has served as our a senior vice president since September 2019 and is responsible for product development, operations, marketing, and business growth. Prior to that, Mr. Xu served as our vice president from August 2013 to September 2019. Mr. Xu has over ten years of experience in the internet industry including seven years at Tencent where he was a senior product manager responsible for online payment product development and operations for Tenpay. Mr. Xu received his bachelor’s degree in science from Heilongjiang University in 2006.
Nineway Jie Zhang
Mr. Nineway Jie Zhang has served as our director since October 2014. Mr. Zhang has been working in internet securities trading business since 1997. Prior to joining our 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.