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Yunji Announces Appointment of Executive President
Apr 23, 2021

HANGZHOU, China, April 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yunji Inc. (“Yunji” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: YJ), a leading membership-based social e-commerce platform, today announced that it has appointed Mr. Wei Ye as Executive President of the Company, which already took effect in April 2021.

Mr. Shanglue Xiao, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Yunji, commented, “We are delighted to welcome aboard Wei to the Yunji team. With a proven track-record of success at the executive level, Wei’s seasoned business acumen, significant leadership experience, and intimate knowledge of Chinese consumers will help to fuel our expansion efforts and support our long-term growth strategies. In this role, Wei will oversee some of Yunji’s most crucial business operations, helping us to further refine our operational efficiency, streamline our processes, and generate more sustainable growth. As we continue to develop our differentiated supply chain, build out our dual-growth engine e-commerce model, expand our membership base, and cultivate a vibrant social community, we are confident that this addition to our leadership team will help to accelerate our progress towards our long term goals.”

Mr. Ye has served as executive president of Taiyuan Lionhead Cement Co., Ltd. (SSE: 600539) from September 2020 to April 2021. Prior to that, Mr. Ye served as chief executive officer of Haiercash Co., Ltd. a national consumer finance company in China, from June 2019 to September 2020. Mr. Ye was chief operating officer of Weidai Ltd., from May 2016 to June 2019. Prior to that, he was a general manager of Ping An Financial Technology Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd., from March 2011 to May 2016. Mr. Ye was a marketing director of Alisoft Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Alibaba Group Holding Limited, from June 2009 to December 2010 and a deputy business director of Tencent Holdings Limited, an investment corporation listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, from July 2007 to May 2009. Mr. Ye received his bachelor’s degree in software engineering from Zhejiang University in 2007.

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About Yunji Inc.

Yunji Inc. is a leading social e-commerce platform in China that has pioneered a unique, membership-based model to leverage the power of social interactions. The Company’s e-commerce platform offers high-quality products at attractive prices across a wide variety of categories catering to the day-to-day needs of Chinese consumers. In addition, the Company uses advanced technologies including big data and artificial intelligence to optimize user experience and incentivize members to promote the platform as well as share products with their social contacts. Through deliberate product curation, centralized merchandise sourcing, and efficient supply chain management, Yunji has established itself as a trustworthy e-commerce platform with high-quality products and exclusive membership benefits, including discounted prices.

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