Cheng Wei founded Beijing Orange Technology Co Ltd. in 2012, and soon launched Didi Dache, a taxi-hailing app. In February 2015, the company merged with Kuaidi Dache another key market player to become Didi Kuaidi (later renamed Didi Chuxing). In August 2016, Didi Chuxing acquired Uber China.
Over a course of five years, Cheng Wei led DiDi to become one of the world's highest-valued tech start-ups at the forefront of China's mobile internet industry. The simple taxi-hailing app has now become the world's largest one-stop mobile transportation platform.
Today, Cheng Wei and his team continue to push for the frontier of innovation as it strives towards a leadership position in the intelligent transportation revolution as the operator of the world's largest vehicle network. DiDi has also launched extensive public-private partnerships with city managers on intelligent transportation and sustainability initiatives.
In 2017, Cheng Wei was selected as one of the 50 Most Influential Business Leaders by Fortune China and one of the Global Game Changers by Forbes. He was also selected on TIME's 20 Most Influential People in Tech list, Vanity Fair's 2017 New Establishment list and Fortune's 40 under 40 list together with Jean Liu, President of DiDi.
In 2016, Cheng Wei was named Fortune's Businessperson of the Year, Forbes Asia's Businessman of the Year, and recognized as a representative of Asia's "digital disruptors" by CNN. He ranked second in Fortune China's 40 Under 40 list. He was also selected on The Wired 100 List together with Jean Liu. Together they were also included in the Vanity Fair 2016 New Establishment List.
In 2015, Cheng Wei was selected as a Co-Chair of the Annual Meeting of the New Champions of the Summer Davos Forum. In the same year, he was voted one of Fortune's global 40 under 40 business leaders, and topped the China 40 under 40 List together with Jean Liu. He was also one of the Top 10 Economic Personages of China recognized by Sina.com.
Jean Liu is the President at Didi Chuxing, the world's leading mobile transportation platform based in China. Jean joined DiDi in July 2014 from her previous position as Managing Director at Goldman Sachs (Asia).
In 2017, Jean was named one of the 100 Most Influential People by Time, one of the world's Most Powerful Women by Fortune and one of the Top Businesswomen by Forbes China and topped the Nikkei Asian Review's list of Agents of Change. She was recognized as one of the Asia Game Changer by Asia society. Together with Cheng Wei, founder and CEO of DiDi, she was also selected on Time's 20 Most Influential People in Tech list, Vanity Fair's 2017 New Establishment list and Fortune's 40 under 40 list. She was selected as a Co-Chair of the Summer Davos. In 2016, Jean was featured in the Financial Times' Women of the Year list. She was also selected as one of the Most Powerful Women International and the Most Powerful Women in China by Fortune. In the same year, she was recognized as one of the World's Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company, and one of the 25 Geniuses Who Are Creating the Future of Business by Wired. In China, the China Entrepreneurs Magazine included her on its Business Women of the Year list.
Jean ranked alongside Cheng Wei on The Wired 100 List and Vanity Fair's 2016 New Establishment List. In the same year, she was also named as one of the 50 Most Powerful Moms by Working Mother.
In 2015, She was one of Fortune's top five 2015 global 40 Under 40 business leaders, and topped Fortune's 2015 China 40 Under 40 business leaders list, together with Cheng Wei. Jean was also named one of China's 25 Most Influential Business Women by Fortune, and one of China's Most Influential Women by Women in China. In 2013 and 2015, she was one of China's Top Women Business Leaders named by China Entrepreneurs Magazine.
Jean is a member of the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Alumni Association Council, and a member of the Board of Directors of ONE Foundation. Jean earned her B.A. from Peking University and her M.S. from Harvard University, both in Computer Science. Jean currently lives with her husband and three children in Beijing.