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Date: November 18, 2019
|99.1||Press Release—NIO Inc. Appoints New Chief Financial Officer|
NIO Inc. Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
SHANGHAI, China, Nov. 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NIO Inc. (“NIO” or the “Company”) (NYSE: NIO), a pioneer in China’s premium electric vehicle market, today announced that Mr. Wei Feng is joining the Company as its new chief financial officer (CFO), effective November 18, 2019.
William Li, NIO’s founder, chairman and chief executive officer, said, “On behalf of the Board of Directors and management team, I am excited to welcome Mr. Feng to NIO. His financial and operational experience in the automotive-related fields, together with an impressive track record in equity research, makes him an excellent choice to lead our finance teams. Particularly with his deep insight into the automotive industry, I am confident Wei will be an invaluable asset to NIO as we continue to execute toward our long-term vision.”
Mr. Feng brings to NIO nearly 15 years of experience in the automotive industry. Prior to joining NIO, Mr. Feng served as managing director and head of the auto and auto parts research team at China International Capital Corporation where he was recognized with multiple international distinctions, including the best auto and auto parts analyst by both Asiamoney and Institutional Investor’s All-China Research Team Poll, and the No. 1 stock picker in the category of automobiles in Asia by Thomson Reuters StarMine Analyst Awards. Prior to China International Capital Corporation, Mr. Feng served as an equity analyst at Everbright Securities Co. Ltd. from 2010 to 2013. Mr. Feng’s career also includes more than 5 years’ working experience within the ZF Group where he participated in numerous corporate efforts. Mr. Feng received his bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Department of Automotive Engineering at Tsinghua University, and his master’s degree in Automotive System Engineering from RWTH Aachen University in Germany and Tsinghua University in China jointly.
About NIO Inc.
NIO Inc. is a pioneer in China’s premium electric vehicle market. Founded in November 2014, NIO’s mission is to shape a joyful lifestyle by offering premium smart electric vehicles and being the best user enterprise. NIO designs, jointly manufactures, and sells smart and connected premium electric vehicles, driving innovations in next generation technologies in connectivity, autonomous driving and artificial intelligence. Redefining the user experience, NIO provides users with comprehensive, convenient and innovative charging solutions and other user-centric services. NIO began deliveries of the ES8, a 7-seater high-performance premium electric SUV in China in June 2018, and its variant, the 6-seater ES8, in March 2019. NIO officially launched the ES6, a 5-seater high-performance premium electric SUV, in December 2018 and began the first deliveries of the ES6 in June 2019.
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