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 642 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 642 vocational training courses on our Vocational Training Platform and 12 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.

Dawei Chen

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Dawei Chen served as the Company’s Chief Strategy Officer from January to August 2021. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Chen had taken several senior positions in leading multinational corporations and consulting firms, where he gained extensive experience in corporate finance, 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, from which Mr. Chen had obtained profound understanding of the capital markets and substantial experience in investments and transactions. 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, a Master of Engineering degree from Beijing Jiaotong University (BJTU) and an MBA degree from Concordia University in Canada.

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.

Bill Tang

Chief Strategy Officer

Mr. Bill Tang is an experienced investment banker. During his professional career spanning almost 30 years in Wall Street, Madrid, Hong Kong, London, Brazil, Chile and Mainland China, Mr. Tang has successfully handled a large number of transactions in the capital markets across various sectors including real estate investment, venture capital investment, management buyouts, project finance, private equity investment and finance, mezzanine finance, mergers and acquisitions, and others, from which he gained extensive experience in strategic planning, investment and financing. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Tang had served as the chief executive officer of Milestone Capital Holdings Co. since September 2011, responsible for the company’s strategic planning, investment management and implementation. From March 2007 to May 2011, Mr. Tang took several senior positions at the Asia Division of Banco Santander, S.A., advising large-scale enterprises in Asia on global financing and mergers and acquisitions. Prior to that, Mr. Tang served as a managing director at Finaves Venture Capital from September 2005 to March 2007, a regional principal and vice president at Empirico Venture Capital from October 2002 to September 2005 in Canada, and an associate at the REITS Division of Citigroup Inc. from October 1998 to October 2002 in the U.S.A. Mr. Bill Tang holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from South China University of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from China Europe International Business School.

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
Shaowei Zhang 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.

Shaowei Zhang

Director

Mr. Shaowei Zhang is the founder of First High-School Education Group Co., Ltd ("First High-School Education") (NYSE: FHS). Mr. Zhang has served as the chairman of board of directors and chief executive officer of First High-School Education since September 2018. Prior to founding First High-School Education, Mr. Zhang established and served as the principal of Kunming Qihang Education and Training School and Kunming Epoch Giant Tutorial School in 2006 and 2009, respectively. Mr. Zhang established Kunming College Student Private Tutorial Services Station and Kunming Xindenuo Accounting Training Center in 2003 and 2004, respectively. Mr. Zhang serves as a member of the Yunnan Provincial Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference and a director of Long-Spring Institute of Learning and Human Development of Tsinghua University. Mr. Zhang received his bachelor’s degree in accounting in 2006 and his master’s degree in business administration in 2012 from Kunming University of Science and Technology. Mr. Zhang is currently pursuing his doctorate degree in education from Tsinghua University.

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).

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