Bangxin Zhang is one of our founders and has served as our chairman or director and chief executive officer since our inception. Mr. Zhang provides vision, overall management, and strategic decision-making relating to marketing, investment planning, and corporate development. Mr. Zhang received his bachelor's degree in Life Sciences from Sichuan University in 2001, was in the postgraduate program of the Life Science School of Peking University from 2002 to 2007, and received an EMBA degree from China Europe International Business School in 2009.
Yunfeng BAI (白云峰)
Mr. Bai has been our chairman since January 2020, and president since October 2016. From April 2011 to October 2016, Mr. Bai was our senior vice president and led our Small Class business throughout China. Prior to this, Mr. Bai served as our vice president between June 2008 and April 2011, and in this capacity he oversaw our personalized premium services. Mr. Bai founded our high school division in 2005 and was the director of our Beijing operations from June 2006 to May 2008. Mr. Bai received his bachelor’s degree in engineering automation from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2003. He attended the CEO course of Guanghua Management School at Peking University between 2008 and 2009 and graduated from the EMBA program of China Europe International Business School in 2012.
Yachao LIU (刘亚超)
Chief Operating Officer
Since April 2011, Dr. Liu has been our senior vice president and once headed our teaching and research division, teacher’s training school, information management center and network operation center. Prior to this, Dr. Liu was in charge of our online course offerings between January 2008 to April 2011. From September 2005 to January 2008, Dr. Liu was director of our middle school division. Dr. Liu received his bachelor’s degree in mechanics from Peking University in 2003 and his Ph.D from the institute of Mechanics of the Chinese Academy of Science in 2008.
Julius Luo (罗戎)
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Luo has served as our chief financial officer since November 1st, 2014. Prior to joining TAL, Mr. Luo was CFO of eLong Inc., a previously Nasdaq listed online travel agency company. Prior to that, Mr. Luo also held a number of positions in finance in Beijing and Seattle at Microsoft, including analyst, manager, and senior manager. Mr. Luo holds a bachelor’s degree in information management systems and a double bachelors’ degree in economics from Peking University, a master’s degree in management science and engineering from Tsinghua University, and a doctor’s degree in management science from Peking University.
Mi Tian (田密)
Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Mi Tian has served as the Company’s vice chief technology officer since December 2019, and has been responsible for technical system management. Mr. Tian joined the Company in May 2019 and had been in charge of product technology for Xueersi Peiyou. Prior to his role with the Company, Mr. Tian served as a senior technology director for Alibaba from 2016, the vice president of technology for AutoNavi from 2014 to 2016, and the general manager of AutoNavi’s big data department from August 2013 to 2014. Before that, Mr. Tian worked at Tencent from 2006 to 2013, including serving as research and product director for Tencent Map starting from 2011. Mr. Tian received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Beihang University in computer science.