Ms Huiyan Yang is a co-founder of certain of our schools and has served as a director and the chairperson of Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited since our inception. Ms. Yang joined Country Garden Holding Company Limited, a related party, which is a HKSE-listed Chinese residential property developer, in 2005, as the manager of its procurement department. Ms. Yang has served as a director of Country Garden since December 2006 and its vice chairperson since March 2012. Ms. Yang graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelor degree in marketing and logistics. Ms. Yang received her middle school education from Guangdong Country Garden School. She received the 'China Charity Award Special Contribution Award' in 2008.
Mr Junli He has been promoted to be Executive Vice Chairman from January 21st, 2019, and remains as a board director. Prior to the promotion, Mr. He had served as the chief executive officer of Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited since October 2015. Before joining us, Mr. He was the founder and chief executive officer of Time Education China Holdings Ltd., and he also served as chief financial officer, chief executive officer and a director of Noah Education Holdings Ltd., a former NYSE-listed private education services provider in China, from July 2009 to December 2011. Mr. He was a portfolio manager at Morgan Stanley Global Wealth Management from June 2008 to June 2009 and worked at Bear Stearns from July 2006 to May 2008. Mr. He obtained a bachelor degree in science from Peking University and a MBA with Honors from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business. Mr. He is also a CFA charter holder.
Jun Zhao is a director appointee of Bright Scholar Holdings. Mr. Zhao has served as the chairman of Beijing Fellow Partners Investment Management Ltd. since October 2014 and an independent director of China Merchants Bank Co., Ltd., a company listed on Shanghai Stock Exchange and The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, since January 2015. Mr. Zhao served as a managing partner at DT Capital Partners from July 2005 to September 2014. From May 2000 to July 2005, he served as a managing director of ChinaVest, Ltd. Mr. Zhao obtained a bachelor degree in shipbuilding engineering from Harbin Engineering University, a master degree in ocean engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, a doctor degree in civil engineering from University of Houston and a MBA from Yale University.
Shuting Zhou is a director appointee of Bright Scholar Holdings. Ms. Zhou has been a deputy financial controller of Guangdong Country Garden Property Management Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Country Garden Holdings Company Limited, since May 2016. Ms. Zhou held various managerial positions at Guangdong Country Garden Property Management Co., Ltd. from February 2009 to April 2016. From March 2007 to January 2009, Ms. Zhou served as an accounting manager at Gaoyao Biyi Property Development Co., Ltd. and Shaoguan Country Garden Property Development Co., Ltd., both of which are subsidiaries of Country Garden Holdings Company Limited. Ms. Zhou obtained a bachelor degree in financial management from Guangdong University of Finance & Economics.
Ronald J. Packard is the CEO and Founder of Pansophic Learning, a global technology based education company. He was previously the long-time CEO and founder of K12 Inc.. Prior to K12 Inc., Mr. Packard was the Vice President of Knowledge Universe and CEO of Knowledge Schools, one of the nation's largest early childhood education companies. Mr. Packard also previously worked for McKinsey & Company and for Goldman Sachs and earned the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation in 1992. Mr. Packard holds a B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, both with honors.