Chairman and Chief Innovation Officer
Mr. Shaofeng Gu is one of our four Co-founders, chairman and Chief Innovation Officer. He has been serving as our chairman since March 2020 and our Chief Innovation Officer since March 2019. Mr. Gu served as our director from April 2009 to March 2020, Strategy Advisor from December 2016 to March 2019, Chief Strategy Officer from August 2014 to December 2016, Chief Technology Officer from January 2011 to August 2014 and Chief Executive Officer from 2007 to 2011. Prior to founding FinVolution (formerly PPDAI), Mr. Gu was the founder and the Chief Executive Officer of Shanghai Jufei Internet Technology Co., Ltd. (Podlook), a startup running podcast aggregation business, from 2005 to 2007. Prior to founding Podlook, Mr. Gu served as a technical lead of Microsoft Corporation from 2000 to 2005. Mr. Gu received his bachelor's degree in communication science and engineering from Shanghai Jiaotong University in China.