BEIJING, June 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Sunlands Technology Group (NYSE: STG) ("Sunlands" or the "Company"), a leader in China's online post-secondary and professional education, today announced the appointment of Mr. Zheng Zhao to the Company's Board of Directors (the "Board") as an independent director, effective upon June 1, 2019. Mr. Zhao, who holds 15 years' experience in capital markets, auditing, business development and strategic investment in the education industry, will also serve as a member on the Board's audit committee, compensation committee and corporate governance and nominating committee.
Mr. Zhao is currently the special assistant to the president and general manager of New Oriental Industry Funds, where he leads the company's strategic development, mergers and acquisitions and strategic collaboration efforts, as well as maintains domestic and international customer relations. Prior to that, Mr. Zhao was a senior auditor at Ernst & Young. Mr. Zhao holds a master's degree in finance, and a bachelor's degree in economics, both from Peking University's School of Economics.
Mr. Zhao replaces Mr. Michael Minhong Yu, who submitted his resignation as the independent director of the Company due to personal reasons, effective upon June 1, 2019. Mr. Yu will continue to serve as a special consultant to the Company after he ceases to be an independent director.
Mr. Peng Ou, founder and chairman of the Board of the Company, commented, "We wish to thank Mr. Yu for his dedication and service to Sunlands and wish him the best in his future endeavors. We are also delighted to welcome Mr. Zhao to the Board, who brings a wealth of knowledge in strategic business development and project management along with a solid financial background rooted in auditing expertise. We look forward to his contributions and benefitting from his rich experience as we continue to bring our leading technology and educational content to China's growing online post-secondary and professional education market."
Sunlands Technology Group (NYSE: STG) ("Sunlands" or the "Company"), formerly known as Sunlands Online Education Group, is the leader in China's online post-secondary and professional education. With a one to many, live streaming platform, Sunlands offers various degree and diploma-oriented post-secondary courses as well as online professional courses and educational content, to help students prepare for professional certification exams and attain professional skills. Students can access its services either through PC or mobile applications. The Company's online platform cultivates a personalized, interactive learning environment by featuring a virtual learning community and a vast library of educational content offerings that adapt to the learning habits of its students. Sunlands offers a unique approach to education research and development that organizes subject content into Learning Outcome Trees, the Company's proprietary knowledge management system. Sunlands has a deep understanding of the educational needs of its prospective students and offers solutions that help them achieve their goals.
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