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.
Ms Wanmei Li has over 20 years of extensive experience in sales and marketing, business development, organization and operations management. She has been instrumental in fostering a close collaboration between real estate developers and Bright Scholar. Prior to joining Bright Scholar, from 1998 to 2017, Ms. Li was the General Manager of the commercial estate section, the Managing Director of the Marketing Center, and the General Manager of the Hong Kong Exhibition and Marketing Center of Country Garden Group listed on SEHK.
Mr Zi Chen was the general manager responsible for the management and operation of our Elan English learning centers where he has demonstrated his leadership and ability to deliver results. He has extensive experience in strategic management and business operation. He obtained his bachelor degree from Fudan University, and his master degree in management science and engineering from Stanford University.
Ms Dongmei Li has served as the chief financial officer of Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited since February 2017. Prior to joining us, Ms. Li served as financial controller, vice president of finance and chief financial officer of Noah Education Holdings Ltd. from December 2007. Previously, Ms. Li served as the financial controller and the head of investor relations of China GrenTech, a NASDAQ-listed company, from April 2007 to November 2007. From February 1999 to March 2007, Ms. Li served as a senior finance manager at Conair Corp., a Fortune 500 company. Ms. Li obtained a bachelor degree in business administration and tourism management from the Beijing Second Foreign Language Institute, and a master degree in business administration from the Arizona State University, Thunderbird School of Global Management. She is a certified master financial manager from the American Academy of Financial Management and is also a member of the Institute of Management Accountants.
Mr. Jinsheng Cheng has served as a vice president of Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited since November 2015 and the principal of Guangdong Country Garden School sincevJanuary 2017. Mr. Cheng joined Guangdong Country Garden School since its establishment in 1994. He served as the principal of Guangdong Country Garden School from July 2003 to May 2005 and the principal of Phoenix City Bilingual School from May 2005 to January 2017. Mr. Cheng has served as the vice president of BGY Education Investment Management Co., Ltd., our affiliated entity, since September 2016 and he has over 30 years' education experience. Mr. Cheng obtained a bachelor degree in science from Anhui Normal University and completed master course in Beijing Normal University.