Xiao has served as our chief executive officer since 2013 and as a member of our board since 2017. He was managing director of Thoughtworks China from 2007 to 2013 and served as head of technology of Thoughtworks China from 2004 to 2007. He worked as a senior agile software developer for Thoughtworks United Kingdom from 2002 to 2004. At the beginning of his career, from 1999 to 2002, he worked as an agile software developer for Thoughtworks US.
He earned a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Peking University; a Master of Science in chemistry from Northwestern University, where he also completed the executive development program at the Kellogg School of Management; and a Master of Science in computer science from Loyola University Chicago.