Zijian “AJ” Zhou has served as Fincera’s Chief Technology Officer since May 10, 2017. Mr. Zhou oversees all development and operations of the Company’s internet platforms and information systems. Prior to joining Fincera, from June 2012 to May 2017, Mr. Zhou was the Development Manager for the video search department at Baidu (NASDAQ: BIDU), the leading Chinese online search company. At Baidu, Mr. Zhou was involved in all aspects of the Baidu Video product development and development team management, reporting directly to the department head. From July 2010 to June 2012, Mr. Zhou was a Senior Software Developer at Hanwang Technologies (SHE: 002362), a leading Chinese provider of OCR and other image recognition technologies. Mr. Zhou received a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from China University of Mining and Technology in 2007 and a Master’s degree in Software Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2010.