Ms Huiyan Yang is a co-founder of certain of our schools and has served as a director and the chairperson of Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited since our inception. Ms. Yang joined Country Garden Holding Company Limited,a related party, which is a HKSE-listed Chinese residential property developer, in 2005, as the manager of its procurement department. Ms. Yang has served as a director of Country Garden since December 2006 and its vice chairperson since March 2012. Ms. Yang graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelor degree in marketing and logistics. Ms. Yang received her middle school education from Guangdong Country Garden School. She received the “China Charity Award Special Contribution Award” in 2008.
Mr Junli He has servedas the chief executive officer and a director of Bright Scholar EducationHoldings Limited sinceOctober 2015. Prior to joining us, Mr. He was the founder and chief executiveofficer of Time Education China Holdings Ltd., and he also served as chieffinancial officer, chief executive officer and a director of Noah EducationHoldings Ltd., a former NYSE-listed private education services provider inChina, from July 2009 to December 2011. Mr. He was a portfolio manager atMorgan Stanley Global Wealth Management from June 2008 to June 2009 and workedat Bear Stearns from July 2006 to May 2008. Mr. He obtained a bachelor degreein science from Peking University and a MBA with Honors from the University ofChicago, Booth School of Business. Mr. He is also a CFA charter holder.
Ms Dongmei Li hasserved as the chief financial officer of Bright Scholar Education HoldingsLimited since February 2017. Prior to joining us, Ms. Li served as financialcontroller, vice president of finance and chief financial officer of NoahEducation Holdings Ltd. from December 2007. Previously, Ms. Li served as thefinancial controller and the head of investor relations of China GrenTech, aNASDAQ-listed company, from April 2007 to November 2007. From February 1999 toMarch 2007, Ms. Li served as a senior finance manager at Conair Corp., aFortune 500 company. Ms. Li obtained a bachelor degree in businessadministration and tourism management from the Beijing Second Foreign LanguageInstitute, and a master degree in business administration from the ArizonaState University, Thunderbird School of Global Management. She is a certifiedmaster financial manager from the American Academyof Financial Management and is also a member of the Institute of ManagementAccountants.
Mr Shu Chen has served as a vice president of BrightScholar Education Holdings Limited since March 2017. Mr. Chen has also servedas a managing director of Kirkcaldy Family Office, primarily engaged ineducation planning for children of clients and financial strategy developmentfor clients’ overseas investments, since 2015. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Chen servedas a managing director of Feishang Group, a Chinese investment holding company.From 2008 to 2015, Mr. Chen was the founder and chairman of Yinghao College(International), one of China’s first international schools. Mr. Chen was asenior consultant in Segway Inc. from 2010 to 2012, the chairman of ZeusEducation from 2007 to 2014 and an investment analyst in Agilo from 2007 to2008. Mr. Chen obtained a bachelor degree in economics from University CollegeLondon.
Mr. Jinsheng Cheng has served as a vice president of Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited since November 2015 and the principal of Guangdong Country Garden School sinceJanuary 2017. Mr. Cheng joined Guangdong Country Garden School since itsestablishment in 1994. He served as the principal of Guangdong Country GardenSchool from July 2003 to May 2005 and the principal of Phoenix City Bilingual School from May 2005 to January2017. Mr. Cheng has served as the vice president of BGY Education Investment Management Co., Ltd., our affiliated entity, since September 2016 and he has over 30years’ education experience. Mr. Cheng obtained a bachelor degree in sciencefrom Anhui Normal University and completed master course in Beijing Normal University.