Dai Wei: Biography highlights
Dai Wei is the founder and CEO of ofo, the world’s first and largest “station-free” bike-sharing platform.
Dai graduated from the Guanghua School of Management, Peking University, where he served as the Chairman of Guanghua School Students’ Association and the President of Peking University Students’ Union.
Dai co-founded ofo in 2014 when he was studying at Peking University. Ofo was created to provide a convenient, efficient and environmental-friendly way to travel. Under Dai’s leadership, ofo achieved phenomenal growth in the past three years and became the world’s most valuable bike-sharing firm. In 2017, Dai was recognized by Fortune China as “40 Under 40 Business Elite” and “30 Under 30 Asia”.
Dai has been very mindful of social responsibilities since he was a college student. After graduation, different from most graduates who chose to join big firms to earn a decent salary, Dai spent one year as a volunteer teacher in the poverty-stricken region in Qinghai, China. This experience made him believe that education is the only way to lift people out of poverty and change their destiny. Inspired by this volunteer experience, Dai launched two social campaigns called “West China Athletic Development” and “Chinese Engine of Dreams”, both focused on improving education in the West China and helping alleviate poverty there.