Mr. Xin Zhou has served as our director since July 2015. Mr. Zhou previously served as our 145 director from May 2014 to June 2014. Mr. Zhou has over 20 years of experience in China’s real estate industry and is one of the co-founders of E-House and has served as E-House’s chairman from 2003 to April 2012 and currently co-chairman.
Mr. Zhou served as E-House’s chief executive officer from 2003 to 2009, and has been serving as E-House’s chief executive officer since April 2012. Mr. Zhou has served as executive chairman of Leju Holdings Limited (NYSE: LEJU), a subsidiary of E-house and a NYSE-listed company, since its inception. Mr. Zhou also served as co-chairman and chief executive officer of E-House’s subsidiary, China Real Estate Information Corporation, from 2009 to April 2012.
Mr. Zhou currently serves as vice chairman of China Real Estate Association, and as chairman of Real Estate Service Committee of China Real Estate Association. He is also chairman of Shanghai Real Estate Broker Industry Association, executive director of Real Estate Industry Research Center of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences and honorary vice-chairman of Shanghai Young Entrepreneur Association. Mr. Zhou received his bachelor degree from Shanghai Industrial University in China.