China Rapid Finance has named Zhou Ji’an a non-executive independent director. He becomes the seventh member of a board that includes former executives of Hewlett Packard, McKinsey & Company, Morgan Stanley, and UBS.
Mr. Zhou is the executive director and general manager of China United SME Guarantee Corporation aka Sino Guarantee. He previously served in senior roles with China Export & Credit Insurance Corporation, and China Life Insurance Co . and is a senior scholar of the Eisenhower Fellowships, an international nonprofit leadership corporation.
“We are delighted to welcome Mr. Zhou to China Rapid Finance’s board of directors,” founder and CEO Dr. Zane Wang said.
“He brings a strong track record of business leadership, a customer-centric approach to innovation and technology, and a wealth of asset management and risk control experience in the credit insurance industry that will be helpful as China Rapid Finance continues to expand its services across one of the world’s largest untapped consumer credit markets. We look forward to benefitting from Mr. Zhou’s insights and perspectives.”
“It is an honour to join China Rapid Finance as a director at this incredibly exciting time of the company’s expansion,” Mr. Zhou said.
“Since inception, the rapid growth of China Rapid Finance’s consumer lending marketplace has reflected the strong demand for affordable credit from China’s 500 million Emerging Middle-class Mobile Active consumers (EMMAs). I am confident that my diversified experience leading different types of financial institutions will help the Company continue to grow and further its mission. I look forward to contributing and supporting the Company on delivering long-term value for shareholders.”