New Oriental Education and Technology Group
Mr Zhou Chenggang is the president and chief executive officer of Beijing New Oriental Education and Technology Group. He has served in Beijing New Oriental Education and Technology Group, Beijing New Oriental Vision Overseas Consulting and Beijing New Oriental School since 2000.
Previously, Mr Zhou was a journalist in the BBC’s Department of Asia and Pacific for two years and taught English at Soochow University’s School of Foreign Languages for 12 years.
During his more than 30-year career in the education sector, Mr Zhou has been awarded Leader in Chinese Educational Enterprise and Outstanding Individual in Education Industry in 2011-2013, and was the 2010 Person of the Year (Tencent, Global News, and Beijing Morning Post).
Mr Zhou attended Soochow University in China and Macquarie University in Australia where he gained a master’s degree in communications. After work, his hobbies include a love of translating and photography.
New Oriental is one of China’s largest education agencies and sends hundreds of students to New Zealand every year. It also provides a range of education programmes, services and products including: English language training; test preparation courses for admission to foreign institutions; primary and secondary school education; the development and distribution of education content, software and other technology; and online education.