Cheng Wei founded Beijing Orange Technology Co Ltd. in 2012, and soon launched Didi Dache, a taxi-hailing app. In February 2015, the company merged with Kuaidi Dache, another key market player, to become Didi Kuaidi (later renamed Didi Chuxing). In August 2016, Didi Chuxing acquired Uber China.
Over 7 years, Cheng Wei led DiDi to become the world’s leading multi-modal mobile transportation platform which delivers over 10 billion passenger-trips per year for 550 million users across Asia, Latin America and Australia.
Today, Cheng Wei and his team work with policymakers, the taxi industry, the automobile industry and communities to solve the world’s transportation, environmental and employment challenges with localized smart transportation innovations by leveraging its AI capabilities. By continuously improving user experience and creating social value, DiDi strives to build a safe, inclusive and sustainable mobile transportation ecosystem for cities of the future.
Cheng won honors from numerous global and Chinese institutions, including, among others, Time’s 20 Most Influential People in Tech list, the Wired 100 List, Fortune's Businessperson of the Year, Forbes Global Game Changer, Vanity Fair’s New Establishment List, Fortune's Global 40 under 40 List, and Sina.com’s Top 10 Economic Leaders of China List.