NANJING, China, Feb. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Tuniu Corporation (NASDAQ:TOUR) (“Tuniu” or the “Company”), a leading online leisure travel company in China, today announced that effective February 9, 2021, Mr. Jiangtao Liu and Mr. Shiwei Zhou were appointed as directors to the Company’s board of directors, replacing Mr. Shengli Hu and Mr. Tao Yang, who resigned from the board effective on the same date. Mr. Jiangtao Liu also replaced Mr. Shengli Hu as a member of the Company’s compensation committee. The appointment of Mr. Liu is in connection with the closing of transactions contemplated under the Share Purchase Agreement between certain subsidiaries of both JD.com, Inc. and Caissa Sega Tourism Culture Development Group Co., Ltd. on November 20, 2020.
Mr. Jiangtao Liu joined Caissa Group in 2019 and currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Caissa Group, and Chairman of the Board of Caissa Tourism (000796. SZ), an A-share company listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Prior to joining Caissa Group, Mr. Liu served as Vice Chairman of Secoo Group, Executive Director and Senior Vice President of Elion Resources Group and Vice Chairman of HNA Tourism Group Co. Mr. Liu received a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics and is currently pursuing an EMBA degree in the PBC School of Finance at Tsinghua University.
Mr. Zhou currently serves as Vice President of Corporate Strategy & Investment at Trip.com (NASDAQ: TCOM), leading the Company’s strategic M&A activity and investments. Mr. Zhou joined Trip.com in November 2015 as the head of its investor relations department. Before joining Trip.com, Mr. Zhou worked in equity research on both the buy side and the sell side in the US, covering the technology, real estate, and hospitality sectors. Prior to that, he worked in a private investment fund, investing in US real estate assets. Mr. Zhou is a Certified Financial Analyst (CFA) and received an MBA degree from the University of Southern California, a Master of Science degree from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Tongji University.
Tuniu (Nasdaq:TOUR) is a leading online leisure travel company in China that offers a large selection of packaged tours, including organized and self-guided tours, as well as travel-related services for leisure travelers through its website tuniu.com and mobile platform. Tuniu covers over 420 departing cities throughout China and all popular destinations worldwide. Tuniu provides one-stop leisure travel solutions and a compelling customer experience through its online platform and offline service network, including a dedicated team of professional customer service representatives, 24/7 call centers, extensive networks of offline retail stores and self-operated local tour operators. For more information, please visit http://ir.tuniu.com.
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