President and Chief Executive Officer
Cheng Lu is the President and Chief Executive Officer of TuSimple. Cheng was first named President and CFO in 2018, became CEO in 2020 and returned to the position in November, 2022. While serving as CEO, Cheng led TuSimple as it became the first company to demonstrate fully autonomous trucks on surface streets and highways, launched TuSimple’s Autonomous Freight Network (AFN), and forged partnerships with UPS and the United States Post Office. In addition, Cheng guided TuSimple as it became the first self-driving tech company to go public. Cheng has over 16 years of experience in operations, strategy and corporate finance in the U.S. and Asia. Prior to joining TuSimple, Cheng co-founded KCA Capital Partners, a growth stage investment firm. Prior, he was a private equity investor in the US and Asia. He started his career in the investment banking division of Citigroup in New York. Cheng earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, and B.S. in computer science and economics at the University of Virginia.