Hu Jianping

CEO, Haylion Technologies


Dr. Hu Jianping is the founder and Chairman of Shenzhen Haylion Technologies Co., Ltd., founding member of China EV 100, and Chief Expert of the Urban Public Transport Expert Committee, China Road Transport Association. Dr. Hu received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from School of Transportation Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, and graduated from Shanghai Tongji University in 1992 with a Ph.D. degree in Road and Traffic Engineering. Later, he pursued postdoctoral research at the Transportation Center of Kansas University, furthered his study at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and became a visiting scholar of University of California, Berkeley.

Dr. Hu has over 30 years of experience in management, top level planning, policy consultation and business operations concerning the transportation industry. After graduating in 1992, he engaged in the transportation industry management for nearly 10 years at the Shenzhen Transportation Bureau, where he worked in the Planning and Construction Division and HR Division and later served as Assistant Director. After that, he assumed leadership positions in large SOEs such as Executive Vice General Manager of Shenzhen Metro Group and General Manager & Chairman of Shenzhen Bus. 

During his term as Executive Vice General Manager of Shenzhen Metro between May 2001 and October 2015, he contributed to the planning and construction of Metro Line 1 and the preparation of its operations company until its official launch.

In 2004, he participated in the global recruitment of general managers by the four major SOEs under Shenzhen State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission and was appointed General Manager of Shenzhen Bus Group as the top candidate. During his tenure, he set up China's first electric bus line and the world's largest new energy bus fleet, worked with BYD to jointly establish the world's first fully electric taxi company and served as its Chairman, formed Shenzhen Tong Technology Co., Ltd. and finished the preparation for Shenzhen Tong Co., Ltd. In 2010, he presided over a major technology project as a part of the National 863 Program, which focused on e-commerce and mobile payment applications.

Education Background:

July 1981-July 1985, Bachelor in Transportation Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University 
July 1987-July 1989, Master in Transportation Management, Southwest Jiaotong University 
July 1989 - July 1992, Doctor of Engineering, Road and Traffic Engineering, Tongji University 
December 1996 –December 1997, postdoctoral fellow, Kansas University 
August-September 1998, Sent by the Central Organization Department and State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs to attend the Senior Managers in Government program at Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Working Experience: 

July 1985 - July 1987, teaching assistant and research assistant, Southwest Jiaotong University
July 1992 –December 1996, Principal Staff and Deputy Director, Construction Division of Shenzhen Transportation Bureau 
December 1997 –February 1999, Director, HR Division of Shenzhen Transportation Bureau 
February 1999 –May 2001, Assistant Director, Shenzhen Transportation Bureau 
May 2001 –October 2004, Executive Vice General Manager, Shenzhen Metro Group
October 2004 –December 2007, General Manager, Shenzhen Bus Group 
December 2007 –June 2011, Chairman, Shenzhen Bus Group 
June 2011 –September 2012, Vice Secretary General, China Communications and Transportation Association 
September 2012-November 2013, Vice Chairman, China Road Transport Association 
November 2013-November 2016, Senior VP, Microvast Power Systems Co., Ltd. 
November 2016-Present, Founder & Chairman, Shenzhen Haylion Technologies