Co-founder and former Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Mobike| Alumnus of the University of Essex
Yiping Xia appears in 20th place in Fortune's 2017 40 under 40 List, alongside French President Emmanuel Macron and Founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg. He used to be Head of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Uconnect Connected Vehicle Division for the APAC region. Yiping also worked for Ford Asia Pacific and Ford North America for five years, during which time he was responsible for the localisation of Ford's smart in-vehicle system SYNC in China, establishment of the Division of Connected Vehicle and Services of Ford Asia Pacific, and development and deployment of the core product AppLink and its related ecosystem. Before entering the automobile industry, Yiping spent five years in the communications industry, engaging in software development, communication system architecture, product planning and marketing.
Yiping acquired his life-long problem-solving ability from studying in the UK, an indispensable quality for an entrepreneur. Due to his outstanding achievement in entrepreneurship, Yiping received an honorary doctorate from the University of Essex in 2019.