Management Team

Ms Huiyan Yang

Chairperson

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

Executive Vice Chairman

Mr Junli He has been promoted to be Executive Vice Chairman from January 21st, 2019, and remains as a board director. Prior to the promotion, Mr. He had served as the chief executive officer of Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited since October 2015. Before joining us, Mr. He was the founder and chief executive officer of Time Education China Holdings Ltd., and he also served as chief financial officer, chief executive officer and a director of Noah Education Holdings Ltd., a former NYSE-listed private education services provider in China, from July 2009 to December 2011. Mr. He was a portfolio manager at Morgan Stanley Global Wealth Management from June 2008 to June 2009 and worked at Bear Stearns from July 2006 to May 2008. Mr. He obtained a bachelor degree in science from Peking University and a MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. Mr. He is also a CFA charter holder.


Mr Derek Feng

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Derek Feng, as a veteran of the education industry, serves as CEO with all business management responsibility effective from January 21st, 2019. Prior to joining the Company in January 2019, Mr. Feng was the co-founder and CEO of Qingmiao Dental, a company primarily engaged in orthodontics for children, from 2017 to 2018. Before that, he served as CEO of Global Education and Technology Group from 2015 to 2016, a leading provider of test preparation, study abroad services and overseas camps programs in China. He was the Chairman and Interim CEO of Chinacast Education Corporation, a company focusing on higher education in China from 2012 to 2014. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Feng served as Executive VP for Strategy, Planning and Operations at Knowledge Universe, an education investment company in United States. Prior to that, he spent seven years at General Electric Company. Mr. Feng holds a bachelor's degree from Tsinghua University majoring in industrial automation and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles.


Ms Dongmei Li

Chief Financial Officer

Ms Dongmei Li has served as the chief financial officer of Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited since February 2017. Prior to joining us, Ms. Li served as financial controller, vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Noah Education Holdings Ltd. from December 2007. Previously, Ms. Li served as the financial controller and the head of investor relations of China GrenTech, a NASDAQ-listed company, from April 2007 to November 2007. From February 1999 to March 2007, Ms. Li served as a senior finance manager at Conair Corp., a Fortune 500 company. Ms. Li obtained a bachelor degree in business administration and tourism management from the Beijing Second Foreign Language Institute, and a master degree in business administration from the Arizona State University, Thunderbird School of Global Management. She is a certified master financial manager from the American Academy of Financial Management and is also a member of the Institute of Management Accountants.

Mr Alexander Shu Chen

Vice President

Mr Alexander Shu Chen has served as a Vice President of Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited since March 2017. Mr. Chen has also served as a managing director of Kirkcaldy Family Office, primarily engaged in education planning for children of clients and financial strategy developments for clients' overseas investments, since 2015. Prior to joining, Mr. Chen served as a managing director of Feishang Group, one of the largest Chinese investment holding company between 2015 and 2017. Mr. Chen was the founder and Chairman of Yinghao College (International), one of China's first international schools during 2008-2015, a senior consultant in Segway Inc. from 2010 to 2012 and an investment analyst at Hedge fund, Agilo from 2007 to 2008. Mr. Chen obtained a bachelor degree in economics from University College London, and graduated from Said Business School, Oxford University. Mr. Chen also holds other positions such as committee member of All-China Youth Federation and is a British Business Award Winner of 2009.

Mr Jinsheng Cheng

Vice President

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 sincevJanuary 2017. Mr. Cheng joined Guangdong Country Garden School since its establishment in 1994. He served as the principal of Guangdong Country Garden School from July 2003 to May 2005 and the principal of Phoenix City Bilingual School from May 2005 to January 2017. 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 30 years' education experience. Mr. Cheng obtained a bachelor degree in science from Anhui Normal University and completed master course in Beijing Normal University.