People: Xueda Education Group (XUE)

XUE on New York Consolidated

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Rubin Li

2001 Chairman of the Board, Co-President

Xin Jin

36 President, Chief Executive Officer, Director

Christine Lu-Wong

44 2012 Chief Financial Officer

Qiang Deng

46 2007 Vice President

Zhijun Diao

38 2013 Vice President

Wei Zhang

54 2008 Vice President

William Hsu

47 2011 Director

Jinbo Yao

37 2001 Director

Cheung Kin Au-Yueng

2011 Independent Director

Yafei Wang

58 2011 Independent Director

Arthur Wong

54 2015 Independent Director

Ross Warner

2013 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Rubin Li

Mr. Rubin Li is Chairman of the Board, Co-President of Xueda Education Group since 2001. Since 2001, Mr. Li has served as co-president, director and chairman of the board of directors of our company. Prior to founding our company, from 2000 to 2001, Mr. Li was a computer engineer of Tsinghua Tong Fang Co., Ltd., a corporation listed on the Shanghai Securities Exchange in the PRC. Mr. Li received his bachelor’s degree in thermal energy and engineering from the University of Science and Technology Beijing in China in 2000. He completed his studies in master’s courses in educational economics and management at Beijing Normal University in China from 2006 to 2008.

Xin Jin

Mr. Xin Jin is President, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Xueda Education Group. Since 2002, Mr. Jin has served in various other managerial positions at our company, including general manager and co-president. Prior to founding our company, he served as a marketing director and product director of www.net.cn, a China-based Internet application service provider from 1999 to 2002. Mr. Jin received his bachelor’s degree in economics and business from the Capital University of Economics and Business in China in 1999.

Christine Lu-Wong

Ms. Christine Lu-Wong has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Xueda Education Group, effective November 26, 2012. Ms. Lu-Wong has over 19 years of finance operation and management experience with multinational corporations, public accounting firms and U.S.-listed Chinese enterprises. Her broad professional expertise covers financial planning and reporting, accounting, internal controls, M&A, tax and capital raising. Prior to joining our company, Ms. Lu-Wong was chief financial officer of NASDAQ-listed Pactera Technology International Ltd. (formerly, HiSoft Technology International Limited), a global consulting and technology services provider. From 2007 to 2009, she served as vice president of finance at NYSE-listed WuXi PharmaTech Inc., a China-based research and development outsourcing company. Ms. Lu-Wong also held various positions at major global companies and accounting firms, including Hewlett-Packard Company, Sun Microsystems, Inc. and PricewaterhouseCoopers. She received her bachelor’s degree in international trade and economics from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, and an M.B.A. in Accounting from Golden Gate University. Ms. Lu-Wong is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of California, USA.

Qiang Deng

Mr. Qiang Deng is Vice President of Xueda Education Group since 2007. He joined the company in 2005. From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Deng worked in various managerial positions at long distance learning companies including Peking University-Affiliated Schools Lianxiang Long-distance Education Co., Ltd. and Internet School of Beijing No. 4 High School. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Deng served as the director for www.chinaedu.com. From 1996 to 1998, he served as a physics teacher at Beijing Huicai Private School. From 1990 to 1996, he worked as a sales manager at Huahai Computer Co., Ltd. Mr. Deng received his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture in 1990 and completed the master’s courses in developing and educational psychology in the Beijing Normal University in 2008.

Zhijun Diao

Mr. Mr. Zhijun Diao has served as a vice president of Xueda Education Group since January 2013. Mr. Diao joined our company in June 2009 as assistant to the president. From December 2009 to April 2011, he served as the general manager of our Tianjin location. From April 2011 to January 2013, he worked as the general manager of our business operations in Beijing and Tianjin. Mr. Diao received his bachelor’s degree in mathematics education from Shanxi Normal University in1998 and completed the master’s courses in industrial economics from Capital University of Economics and Business in 2005.

Wei Zhang

Ms. Wei Zhang is Vice President of Xueda Education Group since 2008. Prior to joining our company in 2006, Ms. Zhang served as a vice president and director of the education management department of Shanxi Dongda Enterprise Group from 2003 to 2005. From 2000 to 2003, she served as a vice president of Sichuan Enlide Education Group. From 1998 to 2000, Ms. Zhang served as a teaching director and the principal of Shanxi Dongda School. From 1982 to 1998, Ms. Zhang worked with schools affiliated with the Third Engineering Bureau of the Ministry of Railway of the PRC in various capacities, including as a teacher, teaching director, and educational research and development director. Ms. Zhang graduated from Hegang Teachers’ College in Heilongjiang, China in 1979 and also studied at the biology department of Harbin Normal University in China in 1981.

William Hsu

Mr. William Hsu has been appointed as a Director of Xueda Education Group., since June 2011. Mr. Hsu is a general partner at CDH Venture Partners. Prior to joining CDH Venture Partners in 2007, Mr. Hsu was a senior vice president at GIC Special Investments Pte. Ltd., the private equity arm of the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, from 1996 to 2006. Mr. Hsu worked in the Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing offices of GIC Special Investments Pte. Ltd., where he focused his investment activities on the Greater China market and played an instrumental role in a number of successful investments, covering a wide range of sectors, such as semiconductor, electronics, software, financial services, industrial and consumer products. Mr. Hsu has over 10 years of investment experience in both venture capital and traditional business sectors in China. Mr. Hsu received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from University of California, Berkeley in the United States in 1986 and 1989, respectively.

Jinbo Yao

Mr. Jinbo Yao is Director of Xueda Education Group since 2001.Mr. Yao currently also serves as chief executive officer of www.58.com, a China-based classified information website founded by him in 2005. From 2000 to 2005, Mr. Yao served as product manager, chief director and vice president of marketing at www.net.cn, a China-based Internet application service provider. Prior to that, in 2000, Mr. Yao founded www.domain.cn, which was subsequently acquired by www.net.cn. Mr. Yao received his bachelor’s degree in computer science and chemistry from the Ocean University of China in Qingdao, China in 1999.

Cheung Kin Au-Yueng

Mr. Cheung Kin Au-Yueng is an Independent Director of Xueda Education Group. Mr. Au-Yeung has more than 30 years of general management experience gained working with Morningside Group and several other multi-national companies. Prior to joining Morningside, he served as head of Gillette's operations in China for five years. While with Morningside, Mr. Au-Yeung oversaw the operations of the Morningside Group and its portfolio companies in China . He has served on the Board of Directors of a Morningside portfolio company listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. He is currently a Director of The9 Limited, a NASDAQ-listed company. Mr. Au-Yeung holds a master's degree in physics and an MBA degree from Indiana University .

Yafei Wang

Ms. Yafei Wang is an Independent Director of Xueda Education Group. Ms. Wang has over 20 years of experience in management and corporate finance matters. She has been an associate professor of the Guanghua School of Management of Peking University since 1995 and an independent director of Li Ning Company Limited since 2002. Ms. Wang received her MBA degree from Lancaster University Management School in the United Kingdom in 1990 and her bachelor’s degree in international politics from Fudan University in China in 1981. From 1985 to 1986, Ms. Wang was a visiting scholar at the University of Maryland, College Park in the United States.

Arthur Wong

Mr. Arthur Wong has been appointed as Independent Director of Xueda Education Group., with effect from 26 March 2015. Mr. Wong currently serves as the chief financial officer of Radio Cultural Transmission Co., Ltd. ("Beijing Radio"), a music production and music data management services company. Prior to joining Beijing Radio in 2013, he served as chief financial officer for Shanghai GreenTree Inns Hotel Management Group, Shanghai Nobao Renewable Energy and Henan Asia New-Energy. From 1982 to 2008, Mr. Wong held various positions with Deloitte Touche Tohmastu Certified Public Accountants LLP, in its Hong Kong, San Jose and Beijing offices, including Technology, Media & Telecom leader and audit leader for northern China. He is currently a board member and chairperson of the audit committees of the following companies: VisionChina Media Inc. (NASDAQ: VISN), China Automotive Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CAAS), Daqo New Energy Corp. (NYSE: DQ), Petro-king Oilfield Services, Ltd. (SEHK: 2178), Sky Solar Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SKYS), China Maple Leaf Educational Systems, Ltd. (HKSE: 1317) and YOU On Demand Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: YOD). Mr. Wong is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Economics from University of San Francisco and a Higher Diploma of Accountancy from Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Ross Warner

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