Mr. Junwei Chen has served as the chairman of the board of directors and chief executive officer of Hailiang Inc. since June 2020, as the president of Hailiang Education Management Group Co., Ltd. since March 2019 and as the vice president of Hailiang Group Co., Ltd. since January 2019. Mr. Chen received a doctorate degree in Energy and Resource Engineering from Peking University in 2019. While pursuing his doctorate degree, he served as the 38th president of the postgraduate student union, and organized many social undertakings, including the Peking University Doctoral Services Group. He was invited to the Great Hall of the People to receive commendation for his active participation in poverty alleviation. Mr. Chen holds multiple patents and has published several influential academic papers in international journals.
Mr. Cuiwei Ye
Director and Principal General
Mr. Cuiwei Ye has served as a director and principal general of Hailiang Inc. since November 3, 2017. With the accumulation of 17 years of experience being the principal of Hangzhou No.2 High School, Mr. Ye is a seasoned school principal with high reputation and rich experience in education. Mr. Ye received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from Hubei University, a Master’s Degree in Education Leadership from the University of Canberra in Australia, and is currently a PhD candidate from East China Normal University. As a nationally renowned principal, Mr. Ye has been awarded with several honorary titles by education organizations and media, such as Person of the Year of Chinese Brands in 2017, Contemporary Education Master, one of China’s Top 10 Popular Principals selected by China Education Newspaper, China’s Good Principal selected by China Education Website, initiator of high school principal’s real-name recommendation system of Peking University, Adjunct professor of high school principal training center of Ministry of Education, Adjunct professor of Southwest University, Adjunct professor of Zhejiang Normal University, National Education Advanced Worker, Zhejiang Merit Teacher. In addition, Mr. Ye was appointed by the Zhejiang Provincial People's Government as a special researcher of the Provincial Government in August 2020.
Mr. Ping Huang
Mr. Ping Huang has served as the Vice President of Hailiang Management since August 2018 and vice principal general since March 2019, and as the chairman of the board of Hailiang Preschool education group since November 2019 and the president of Hailiang Preschool education group since March 2020. Before these current positions, Mr. Huang has served as the executive vice principal of Hailiang Inc. from 2017 to 2018 and vice principal of Hailiang Inc. from March 2016 to May 2017. Mr. Huang has also served as the principal of Hailiang Elementary School from August 2015 to present. From August 2011 to March 2016, Mr. Huang served as the principal of the Elementary School of Tianma Experimental School. Mr. Huang has worked in Hailiang Inc. since 1995 in various functions. Mr. Huang received a bachelor’s degree from Central Broadcast and Television University in 2006. Mr. Huang has won various honor awards in the PRC education section including Outstanding Teacher of Zhejiang’s Private Education Elementary and Secondary School Chapter and Chunchan Award of Zhejiang Province.
Ms. Lei Peng
Ms. Lei Peng has served as the vice president of Hailiang Management since May 2019. Ms. Peng joined the company since August 2000, and has been awarded with several honorary titles, such as National Outstanding Private teacher, Shaoxing City’s Famous Principle, First Prize of Zhejiang High School Geography Course. Ms. Peng received a bachelor degree in geography education from Xinjiang Normal University in 1992. From 1993 to 2000, Ms. Peng worked with Grain Corporation Futures Trading Department in Zhuji.
Mr. Zhougang Zhu
Mr. Zhougang Zhu has served as the vice president of Hailiang Management since May 2019 and the principle of Xinchang Nanrui Experimental School and Hailiang Overseas Chinese School. Mr. Zhu joined Hailiang Group since 1998, but he left to work in other companies for a few years and returned to Hailiang Group in August 2016. During this period, Mr. Zhu has served as the vice principle of Huangshan Middle School and the principle of Donghe Middle School. Mr. Zhu received a bachelor degree in music education from Zhejiang Normal University, and is currently pursuing a master degree in mathematics at East China Jiao Tong University. Mr. Zhu has won honor awards in the PRC education including the National First Prize of Mathematics Course and Famous Principle of Zhejiang Province.
Ms. Weixin Xie
Ms. Weixin Xie (aka Deborah Lee) has served as our chief financial officer since March 1, 2021. Previously, Deborah was a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Los Angeles Office specializing in providing cross-border investment strategy consultation and tax planning to the Chinese companies including mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, intangible property, transfer pricing, and negotiations and defenses with tax authorities. Deborah is a C.P.A. and received her Bachelor of Laws from National Taiwan University and Master of Professional Accounting from the University of Texas at Arlington. Deborah is passionate about giving back to the community and served as the Executive Vice President of Ascend, Los Angeles Chapter, a national non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of Pan-Asians in management and leadership via mentorship. Deborah was awarded one of the Outstanding 50 Asia Americans in Business in 2019 by Asia American Business Development Center.
Mr. Litao Qiu
Mr. Litao Qiu has served as our Secretary since August 2017 and as a director of Hailiang Consulting since September 2018. Mr. Qiu has a bachelor’s degree in applied computer science and graduate diploma in computer education from Edith Cowan University, a master’s degree in system management from Sunderland University, and an EMBA degree from Fudan University. Mr. Qiu has served as Vice chairman and director of the board of Hailiang Management Financial Leasing Co. Ltd. since June 2016; as Assistant to CEO of Hong Kong Leonit Ltd., a related party of the Company, since March 2016; as a director of the board of Hailiang Australian Agriculture Development Pty Ltd. since December 2014; as a director of the board of Hailiang Australian Agriculture Land Trust since December 2014; as a director of the board of Hailiang Australian Land Investment Company Pty Ltd. since December 2014; and as Associate Vice President of Hailiang Group Co. Ltd. since July, 2012.