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TAL Education Group (XRS.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Bangxin Zhang

34 Chairman of the Board of directors, Chief Executive Officer

Rong Luo

33 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Yunfeng Bai

33 2011 Senior Vice President

Yachao Liu

33 2011 Senior Vice President

Joseph Kauffman

37 2014 Director

Weiru Chen

2015 Independent Director

Jie Sun

46 2010 Independent Director

Wei Wang

45 2011 Independent Director

Mei Li

2015 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Bangxin Zhang

Mr. Bangxin Zhang is Chairman of the Board of directors, Chief Executive Officer of TAL Education Group. Mr. Zhang is one of the founders and has served as chairman and chief executive officer since inception. Mr. Zhang has been instrumental to the development and success of the business. Mr. Zhang provides vision, 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.

Rong Luo

Mr. Rong Luo has served as our chief financial officer of the company since November 2014. Prior to joining us, Mr. Luo was the chief financial officer of eLong Inc, a NASDAQ-listed online travel agency company, from 2013 to 2014. Before that, Mr. Luo was finance senior manager (China) for the Lenovo Group. Prior to Lenovo, Mr. Luo held a number of positions in Beijing and Seattle in the finance function of the Microsoft Corporation, including analyst, manager and senior manager. Mr. Luo holds a double major bachelor's degree in economics and information management & systems from Peking University, a master's degree in management science and engineering from Tsinghua University.

Yunfeng Bai

Mr. Yunfeng Bai is Senior Vice President of TAL Education Group, since April 2011. In this capacity, Mr. Bai is in charge of the small-class business throughout China. From June 2008 to April 2011, Mr. Bai served as vice president, and in this capacity he oversaw personalized premium services. Mr. Bai founded high school division in 2005 and was the director of the Beijing operations from June 2006 through May 2008. Mr. Bai received his bachelor’s degree in Engineering Automation from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2003, attended the CEO class of Guanghua Management School of Peking University between 2008 and 2009 and graduated from the EMBA program of China Europe International Business School in 2012.

Yachao Liu

Dr. Yachao Liu is Senior Vice President of TAL Education Group, since April 2011. From February 2013, Dr. Liu has been responsible for the online course offerings. From May 2012 to January 2013, Dr. Liu was also in charge of the enterprise planning division and information management center in addition to the online course offerings. From April 2011 to April 2012, Dr. Liu was in charge of the teaching and research division, teachers’ training school, information management center and network operation center. From January 2008 to April 2011, Dr. Liu was vice president and was in charge of the online course offerings. From September 2005 to January 2008, Dr. Liu was director of the middle school division. Dr. Liu received his bachelor’s degree in Mechanics from Peking University in 2003 and Ph.D. from the Institute of Mechanics of the Chinese Academy of Science in 2008.

Joseph Kauffman

Mr. Joseph Kauffman is the director of the company., effective since October 2014. Mr. Joseph Kauffman was Chief Financial Officer of TAL Education Group. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Kauffman headed M&A and international business development at New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc., where he joined the senior management team before its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange in 2006. Between 1999 and 2004, Mr. Kauffman held various corporate development, strategy, and operating roles at The Coca-Cola Company in China. Mr. Kauffman received his bachelor’s degree from Williams College in 1999 and an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School in 2006.

Weiru Chen

Mr. Weiru Chen is an Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Weiru Chen will also serve on the compensation committee as its chairman, the audit committee and the nominating and corporate governance committee of the Company's board of directors. Mr. Chen is associate professor of strategy at China Europe International Business School ("CEIBS"). Prior to joining CEIBS, he served as a faculty teaching strategy at INSEAD. Mr. Chen's research is centered on firms' technological search behaviors, strategic dynamics, and across-boarder business model transfer. Mr. Chen received a Ph.D in Management from Purdue University in 2003.

Jie Sun

Ms. Jane Jie Sun is an Independent Director of TAL Education Group, since October 2010. Ms. Sun has experience in SEC reporting, finance and accounting. She has served as the chief operating officer of Ctrip.com International, Ltd, or Ctrip, a NASDAQ-listed company, since May 2012, and as chief financial officer of Ctrip from December 2005 to April 2012. Prior to joining Ctrip, Ms. Sun served as the head of the SEC and External Reporting Division of Applied Materials, Inc., where she worked from 1997 to 2005. Prior to joining Applied Materials, Inc., Ms. Sun worked with KPMG LLP in Silicon Valley, California for five years. Ms. Sun is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and a member of the State of California Certified Public Accountants. Ms. Sun received her bachelor’s degree from the Business School of the University of Florida with High Honors. She attended the undergraduate program at Beijing University Law School from 1987 to 1989.

Wei Wang

Mr. Wei Wang ( Nian Chen) is an Independent Director of Tal Education Group, since June 2011. Mr. Wang, is the founder, chairman and chief executive officer of Vancl Corporation, a lifestyle brand and online retailer in China. Before founding Vancl in 2005, Mr. Wang co-founded Uooyoo.com, a mobile phone software company. Prior to his move into mobile phone software, Mr. Wang was involved in online bookselling, co-founding Joyo.com in 2000. Joyo.com was sold to Amazon in 2004, becoming known as Amazon China. Before Joyo.com, Mr. Wang founded the Book Review in 1998 and co-founded the Xishu Book Club, now Xishu Books, a online book retailer, in 1997. Prior to these entrepreneurial activities, Mr. Wang was a reporter and columnist for the Beijing Youth Daily newspaper from 1995 to 1997. Mr. Wang studied international trade at the Dalian College of Economics and Management from 1988 to 1990.

Mei Li

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