BEIJING, March 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- RLX Technology Inc. ("RLX Technology" or the "Company") (NYSE: RLX), a leading branded e-vapor company in China, today announced the appointment of a new independent director to its board of directors (the "Board"), Professor Youmin Xi, effective immediately. Professor Xi will serve as a member of the audit committee, compensation committee and nominating and corporate governance committee of the Board.
Ms. Ying (Kate) Wang, Co-founder, Chairperson of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer of RLX Technology, said, "We are pleased to welcome Professor Youmin Xi to RLX Technology and with his extensive background and experience in strategic management and organizational behavior, we believe that he will bring great value to the Company. We look forward to working closely with him and benefiting from his valuable insights and extensive experience."
Professor Youmin Xi is Executive President and Board Member of Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of University of Liverpool and a Professor at the School of Management of Xi'an Jiaotong University. In 1987, Professor Xi established HeXie theory and later extended it with his research team into the HeXie (Harmony) Management Theory, one widely recognized in academic circles.
Professor Xi gained his undergraduate degree in physics from Xi'an Science and Technology University and his masters in system engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University. In 1987, he was the first person in mainland China to be awarded a doctoral degree in the field of management engineering from Xi'an Jiaotong University, while in 1993 became the youngest supervisor of PhD candidates in management engineering in China.
Going forward, the Board will consist of five members, two of whom are independent directors. In particular, the audit committee will consist of Ying (Kate) Wang, Zhejing Zhu and Youmin Xi, with Zhejing Zhu as the chairperson; the compensation committee will consist of Ying (Kate) Wang, Zhejing Zhu and Youmin Xi, with Ying (Kate) Wang as the chairperson; and the nominating and corporate governance committee will consist of Ying (Kate) Wang, Zhejing Zhu and Youmin Xi, with Ying (Kate) Wang as the chairperson.
About RLX Technology
RLX Technology (NYSE: RLX) is a leading branded e-vapor company in China. RLX Technology leverages its strong in-house technology and product development capabilities and in-depth insights into adult smokers' needs to develop superior e-vapor products. RLX Technology sells its products through an integrated offline distribution and "branded store plus" retail model tailored to China's e-vapor market.
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