Company Profile

Skillful Craftsman Education Technology Limited is a provider of online education and technology services in China. While our education services cover a wide range of subjects, including vocational education, continuing education, basic education and higher education, we have been focusing on vocational education since our inception in 2013. We currently provide approximately 407 vocational training courses that cover a wide range of subjects such as mechanics, electrical, auto repair and construction. We also provide technology services including software development as well as comprehensive cloud services for private companies, academic institutions and government agencies in the PRC.

Our online education services primarily comprise of two aspects: online vocational training and virtual simulation experimental training. Students that sign up for our online vocational training can log into our platform and access pre-recorded courses in the areas of their professional development. Through our platform, virtual simulation technology training offers college students the opportunity to conduct experiments in a virtual environment as part of their curricula. In response to the recently announced “1+X” policy of the PRC Ministry of Education that requires students of certain selected universities and colleges to obtain vocational training certification in six areas, we plan to expand our services to address subjects required by such policy in the near future.

We currently operate three education platforms, including the Lifelong Education Public Service Platform that is freely accessible to students, teachers and members of our strategic partners, and the Vocational Training Platform and Virtual Simulation Experimental Training Platform to our fee-paying members. There are currently over 200 courses available on the Lifelong Education Public Service Platform covering a wide range of subjects. We also offer 407 vocational training courses on our Vocational Training Platform and 9 experimental programs on our Virtual Simulation Experimental Training Platform. We believe that our courses provide college and vocational school students with practical education to prepare them for jobs in industries with strong hiring demand and also help workers in rural and urban areas and reemployment groups with operational skill development. Compared to traditional classroom-based teaching, which requires hiring and training of instructors in local sites, we are able to expand our geographic footprint to our users nationwide without impacting the quality of our course offerings and provide students and other groups across China with equal access to course materials given by experienced instructors.

Our education platforms are built upon cloud computing technologies. By leveraging a combination of cloud computing software, application and hardware owned by us, we provide an instant computer infrastructure and platform for our online training programs and content sharing for our strategic partners. We believe that, by capitalizing on our innovative cloud-based platform, we have built a highly scalable business that we can expand and replicate rapidly with consistent quality.

Our goal is to position ourselves as a leading provider of online vocational education in the PRC while expanding our education and technology services based on evolving industry trends and government policies.

Management Team

Xiaofeng Gao

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Xiaofeng Gao, founder of our company, has been serving as the Chairman of our board of directors and Chief Executive Officer since June 2019 and has also been serving as the Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of our VIE, Wuxi Wangdao, since June 2013. He has more than 10 years of experience in company management. From March 2005 to December 2015, Mr. Gao served as Business General Manager of Wuxi Gaoda Environmental Technology Co., Ltd., a technology company in China. Mr. Gao served as a project manager and an engineer of China Metallurgical Equipment Corporation, a company specializes in manufacturing metallurgical equipment in China from July 1997 to February 2005. Mr. Gao received a bachelor’s degree in automation from Beijing Technology University in 1994 and a master’s degree in automation from Beijing Technology University in 1997.

Jun Liu

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Jun Liu has served as our Chief Financial Officer since June 2019 and has also served as Financial Director of our VIE, Wuxi Wangdao, since June 2017. From September 2008 to May 2017, Mr. Liu served as Financial Manager of Wuxi Aiwen Mengte Technology Co., Ltd., a technology company in China. Previously, Mr. Liu served as a teacher in Xiamen Huaxia Vocational Technology College from February 2008 to July 2008. From February 2006 to February 2008, Mr. Liu served as a teacher of Xiamen Huatian Foreign-Related Vocational Technology College. From April 2005 to February 2006, Mr. Liu served as an accountant of Xiamen Dongfang Dragon Metal Material Co., Ltd., a company that specializes in metal processing in China. Mr. Liu also served as an accountant in Amoi Technology Co., Ltd., a mobile service provider which integrates manufacturing, research and development and sales of mobile communication devices, from July 1998 to March 2015. Mr. Liu received a bachelor’s degree in accounting from Xiamen University in China in 1998 and a master’s degree in accounting from Xiamen University and Xiamen National Accounting Institute in China in 2007.

Lugang Hua

Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Lugang Hua has been serving as our Chief Technology Officer since June 2019, and has also been serving as Chief Technology Officer and General Manager of our VIE, Wuxi Wangdao, since June 2013. Mr. Hua has been serving as General Manager, Client Director, Sale Director and CMS Business Director of Wuxi Langqi Software Technology Co., Ltd., a computer software company in China, from July 2008 to May 2013. Mr. Hua also served as a financial system engineer in Changzhou Qianhong Biopharmaceutical Co., Ltd., a company focusing on biopharmaceutical research in China. Previously, Mr. Hua served as a trade specialist at Changzhou Qianhong Bio-pharma Co., Ltd., a pharmaceutical company in China. He has more than 10 years of experience in the internet and mobile internet industry and other businesses focusing on product development, operation and promotion. He received a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Naval Engineering University of China in 1997.

Dawei Chen

Chief Strategy Officer

Mr. Dawei Chen has been serving as our Chief Strategy Officer since January, 2021. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Chen has taken senior positions in leading multinational corporations and consulting firms, where he gained extensive experience in strategic planning and management consultancy. Over the past ten years, Mr. Chen focused on equity investment, with more than 20 successful IPOs and M&A transactions mainly in education, high-end manufacturing, IT infrastructure, Blockchain technology, and e-commerce. Additionally, Mr. Chen served as senior consultant for several Chinese companies listed abroad and took key roles in financing advisory and investor relations. Mr. Chen holds a bachelor’s degree from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications (BUPT), a Master of Engineering degree from Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) and an MBA degree from Concordia University in Canada.

Bin Fu

Co-Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Bin Fu has been serving as our Co-Chief Executive Officer since May, 2021. Mr. Bin Fu has been dedicated to financial vocational education for more than 10 years. From July 2018 to April 2020, he served as the chief operating officer of Columbus Fintec, a leading SaaS provider that provides financial technology systems and software services in China. Mr. Fu was responsible for the overall operation and management of Columbus Fintec. During his tenure at Columbus Fintec, he presided over the design of the “G+ Smart Investment Risk Control System” – a breakthrough innovation – by leveraging his profound understanding of the global financial market and professional trading field. From July 2016 to June 2018, Mr. Fu served as the chief trainer and chief risk officer at SilverStone Investment, where Mr. Fu actively explored cooperation opportunities with universities to cultivate more financial talents. Under his leadership, SilverStone Investment has collaborated with five universities and colleges in China, and introduced special financial training programs to more than 10,000 students. With extensive industry experience and strategic vision, Mr. Fu has provided financial adviser services to a number of listed educational companies. Mr. Fu has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Beihang University, and a master’s degree from the National University of Defense Technology.

Board of Directors

Name Role
Xiaofeng Gao Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer
Bin Fu Co-Chief Executive Officer and Director
Huiqing Ye Director
Limin Huang Director
Steven Yuan Ning Sim Director

Xiaofeng Gao

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Xiaofeng Gao, founder of our company, has been serving as the Chairman of our board of directors and Chief Executive Officer since June 2019 and has also been serving as the Executive Director and the Chief Executive Officer of our VIE, Wuxi Wangdao, since June 2013. He has more than 10 years of experience in company management. From March 2005 to December 2015, Mr. Gao served as Business General Manager of Wuxi Gaoda Environmental Technology Co., Ltd., a technology company in China. Mr. Gao served as a project manager and an engineer of China Metallurgical Equipment Corporation, a company specializes in manufacturing metallurgical equipment in China from July 1997 to February 2005. Mr. Gao received a bachelor’s degree in automation from Beijing Technology University in 1994 and a master’s degree in automation from Beijing Technology University in 1997.

Bin Fu

Co-Chief Executive Officer and Director

Mr. Bin Fu has been serving as our Co-Chief Executive Officer since May, 2021. Mr. Bin Fu has been dedicated to financial vocational education for more than 10 years. From July 2018 to April 2020, he served as the chief operating officer of Columbus Fintec, a leading SaaS provider that provides financial technology systems and software services in China. Mr. Fu was responsible for the overall operation and management of Columbus Fintec. During his tenure at Columbus Fintec, he presided over the design of the “G+ Smart Investment Risk Control System” – a breakthrough innovation – by leveraging his profound understanding of the global financial market and professional trading field. From July 2016 to June 2018, Mr. Fu served as the chief trainer and chief risk officer at SilverStone Investment, where Mr. Fu actively explored cooperation opportunities with universities to cultivate more financial talents. Under his leadership, SilverStone Investment has collaborated with five universities and colleges in China, and introduced special financial training programs to more than 10,000 students. With extensive industry experience and strategic vision, Mr. Fu has provided financial adviser services to a number of listed educational companies. Mr. Fu has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Beihang University, and a master’s degree from the National University of Defense Technology.

Huiqing Ye

Director

Mr. Huiqing Ye has been serving as one of our directors since June 2020. Mr. Ye served as an executive director of Suqian Zeda Vocational & Technical College from September 2014 to January 2016. From September 2012 to August 2014, Mr. Ye served as a Vice President and the Secretary-general of Xishan Education Society. Mr. Ye also served as a Vice President of Jiangsu College of Information Technology from April 2003 to August 2012. Mr. Ye received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Jiangsu Education College in 1989. Due to his considerable experience in the education industry, we believe Mr. Ye is well qualified to serve as a Director.

Limin Huang

Director

Mr. Limin Huang has been serving as one of our directors since June 2020 and has also been serving as a Senior Accounting Manager of Covestro Polymers (China) Co., Ltd. since June 2015. From May 2011 to May 2015, Mr. Huang served as a SAP Project Manager of Bayer (China) Co., Ltd. From April 2006 to April 2011, Mr. Huang served as a Senior SAP consultant and a SAP Project Manager of Shanghai Keyenabler Management Consulting Co., Ltd., a management consulting company in China. Mr. Huang also served as a Senior SAP consultant of Hand Enterprise Solutions Co., Ltd., a technology consulting firm in China, from March 2004 to March 2006. Mr. Huang received dual Bachelor of Arts degrees in Law and Accounting from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in 2004. Due to his broad operational experience, we believe Mr. Huang is well qualified to serve as a Director.

Steven Yuan Ning Sim

Director

Mr. Steven Yuan Ning Sim serves as the Chief Financial Officer of Pintec Technology Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: PT), an independent technology company enabling financial services in China since October 2016. Mr. Sim has over 15 years of audit and financial management experience. Previously, Mr. Sim served as vice president of finance at Sohu.com Inc. from 2014 to 2016. From 2011 to 2014, he served as chief financial officer at Leyou Inc., a leading multi-channel baby and maternity product platform in China. Mr. Sim served in various capacities at leading public accounting firms including Deloitte & Touche in Beijing, KPMG Europe LLP in London, and Ernst & Young and BDO Raffles in Singapore between 2001 and 2010. Mr. Sim obtained his bachelor’s degree in applied accounting from Oxford Brooks University in 2002 and his MBA degree from European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) in 2010. Mr. Sim is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).