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Executive Biographies

Dr. Gu Feng (Gary Gu)

CEO and Co-founder

Holding senior roles at some of China’s largest and most successful companies, Dr. Gu Feng has 20 years of industrial and consumer finance experience in the automotive and supply chain industry. Now holding the role of CEO and Co-founder of Aiways, Dr. Gu was previously Chief Finance Officer for SAIC and has also held executive roles at Shanghai Automotive Investment Management Co. Ltd, Shanghai Modern Service Industry Association and Shanghai Accounting Association.

At Aiways, Dr. Gu has overarching responsibility for the company’s finances, investments, and consumer finance offerings.

Mr. Chen Xuanlin (William Chen)


With more than a decade of extensive experience in investment and management in the automotive industry, William Chen’s business scope covers manufacturing, trade, transportation and science and technology innovation industries. Chen has been an investor in Aiways since 2017 during several rounds of funding. Now as the Chairman of the board of Aiways, Chen is in charge of the strategic direction of the company.  

Mr. Zhang Yang (Charlie Zhang)


Charlie Zhang has decades of experience in management and operations in the automotive industry and has served as a senior executive in companies such as NIO and Tianrun Industry Technology. Zhang is also a successful investor, as a partner of NIO Capital he participated in several large scale projects. As the CEO of Aiways, Zhang is mainly responsible for overseeing business and marketing operations.

Mr. Fu Qiang (Samuel Fu)

Founder and President

With 28 years of experience in the automotive industry, Mr. Fu Qiang has worked across product development, finance, marketing, and corporate management at a number of major global OEMs. Before co-founding Aiways, Mr. Fu was President and CEO of Volvo Cars China and previously held executive roles at Mercedes-Benz, Skoda, and FAW-Volkswagen.

Mr. Fu’s role at Aiways sees him take a particular interest in sales, marketing, and product development.