Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Jack Jiajia Huang is our founder and has served as the chairman of our board of directors and chief executive officer since our inception. Prior to founding our company, he served as an operations manager at Mitsubishi Corporation (China) Co., Ltd. from 2007 to 2010. Mr. Huang founded TalkChina, an online Chinese-teaching platform targeting Japanese students, in 2007. Mr. Huang received his bachelor’s degree in Japanese language from Tsinghua University in 2007. In 2015, Mr. Huang was named a leading entrepreneur under 30 by Cyzone, an entrepreneur service platform in China.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Cindy Tang has served as our chief financial officer since October 2022, and served in roles of Finance Director, Senior Finance Director, and Vice President of Finance since she joined the Company in 2014. Prior to joining 51Talk, Ms. Tang served as Senior Financial Analyst in Google’s Beijing office from 2007 to 2014. Previously, Ms. Tang served as Senior Financial Analyst with Novo Nordisk, a CSE-listed world leading pharmaceutical manufacturer, Finance Manager with Beijing City International School, and Senior Auditor with PricewaterhouseCoopers Zhong Tian LLP. Ms. Tang received a Master of Arts degree in western accounting from The Central University of Finance and Economics and a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from Northeastern University in Shenyang China. Ms. Tang is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in China and Certified Management Accountant designated by The Institute of Certified Management Accountants of the Institute of Management Accountants, United States of America.