Board of Directors   

·Yadong Xie, Co-Founder and CEO, Chairman

Yadong Xie is an education veteran. Been a physics teacher since 1973, Mr. Xie has won many times of “ Excellent Teacher Award” in Jiangsu province and Xuzhou city. While the respect and honor from society and his students gave him great satisfaction, he concerned about the education model in public schools, a model purely focusing on getting high scores while neglecting a well-rounded development. Therefore, to realize his dream, in 1999, he founded Yadong Vocational School.

Mr. Xie’s judgment, integrity and values have been the most valuable assets of Yadong: making it a trusted business with a committed team and loyal customers. Under his leadership, Yadong goes from a computer training center to a dynamic educational company with $15 million assets.

Mr. Xie received an associate degree from Yunhe Teachers College in 1973.

·Ju Xie, Co-Founder, Vice President, Director

Ju Xie, the co-founder, was the principal of Yadong Vocational School from 1999 to 2007. Ms. Xie is a passionate education professional who has successfully founded and grown Yadong to an expanding company that encompasses a vocational school with 2000+ students and a preschool with 160+ children.

Prior to starting up Yadong, she worked as the assistant to the general manager of Lenovo, a leading global personal computer manufacturer, from 1998 to 1999 in Chengdu branch. Before that, she worked in International Business Department of China Construction Bank, a Fortune 200 Company,from 1995 to 1998 after she received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Southwest University of Finance and Economics.

She received a MBA degree from Ross School of Business, University of Michigan in 2010.

·Xuan Xie, Principal of Yadong Vocational School, Director

Xuan Xie has served as the principal of Yadong Vocational School since 2007 and as our director from 2008. He has 12 years of experiences in school management and business development. Under his leadership, Yadong Vocational School has expanded business line, doubled the enrollment and improved profitability.

Before joining our school, he worked at Xuzhou Agricultural School, a public vocational school in Xuzhou. Mr. Xie held various positions, including as school principal and provost, helping to grow Agricultural School from a school with less than 500 students to one with 1000+ students. Prior to that, he worked as a provost and an assistant to the provost at APTECH Training Inc.

Xuan Xie received a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Hanzhou Electronic University and a master degree in education management from Renmin University of China.

·Elton Pu, Independent Director

Elton Pu has served as our director from 2010. He currently is an independent consultant who works with business and non-profit organizations. He has 11 years of experiences in corporate strategy and marketing. Prior to this, he worked as a senior manager at Luban Advisors, a European consulting company. Before joining Luban, he worked at BP China as a project manager. Elton received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Fudan University and a MBA degree from China Europe International Business School.

·Yuchun Xie, Independent Director

Yuchun Xie has served as our director since 2008. Ms. Xie has more than 20 years of financial experiences. As a certified public accountant (CPA), she works as a senior manager at Shinewing Certified Public Accountants. Prior to that, she worked as a manager at Junhe Certified Accountants. Her areas of expertise include tax consulting, financial planning, and auditing. Ms. Xie received a bachelor’s degree in finance from Zhongnan University of Economics.

·Lei Cao, Independent Director

Lei Cao has served as our director since 2008. He is an attorney and the managing member of Pengcheng Law Firm in Xuzhou, Jiangsu. He has had an active practice in the education law area, and also represents a variety of clients in the area of consumer litigation. He received a bachelor’s degree and a master degree in law from Nanjing University.