iTutorGroup Appoints Zhengrong Tang as its Chief Technology Officer
Tang takes on new role as CTO with iTutorGroup, the leader in online education
SANTA CLARA AND SHANGHAI (October 19, 2016) – iTutorGroup, a global leader in online education and home of the largest online-learning platform worldwide, announces its appointment of Zhengrong Tang as its Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Tang will be responsible for developing and leading technology tactics, including strategic planning, research and development (R&D), innovation, resource allocation, management and more.
“I am honored to join iTutorGroup and work with a team of elites who aim to redefine the education industry by encouraging innovation, building a collaborative platform and developing new technology with the goal of protecting customers’ learning opportunities,” Tang said. “We’re now at a very crucial point of changing history with data and information technology, which is profoundly influencing all industries, especially education.”
“Tang is a well-respected expert in technology and his experience will greatly contribute to iTutorGroup’s continued success,” said Ming Yang, co-founder and chairman of iTutorGroup. “As a leader in the online education space, iTutorGroup emphasizes contributing to the development of the industry with topnotch technology and strategy. We believe that Tang’s work as CTO will add to this development as well.”
Zhengrong Tang, CTO of iTutorGroup
“Significant growth in our industry has changed the way more than one billion people learn in every corner of the world. iTutorGroup has played an important role in this technology and education revolution,” said Dr. Eric Yang, co-founder and CEO of iTutorGroup. “With this extensive background, Tang is the perfect fit for our team as we continue to revolutionize the online education industry.”
In November 2015, iTutorGroup officially announced its series C round investment of $200 million from GIC, RCIF, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Silverlink Capital LP and other global investors. With this round of funding, iTutorGroup has entered a rank of unicorns, which defined by Fortune Magazine is a group of private companies valued at $1 billion or more. iTutorGroup will continue to expand its platform business worldwide, introducing programs about financial management, law, cooking, healthcare and more through its LiveH2H (human-to-human) service platform.
iTutorGroup is the global leader of online language learning. With global headquarters in Shanghai, China, the company’s education platform provides real-time, live, interactive language training sessions. iTutorGroup’s education language platform provides personalized language learning through its tens of millions of classes held annually. Founded in 1998, the company serves 100,000 active students worldwide, from business professionals to young children. The company has more than 10,000 teaching consultants in 80+ countries. iTutorGroup's award-winning education products include vipabc, TutorABC, and TutorABCJr for English-language learning, TutorMing for Mandarin Chinese language learning, vipjr for youth learning platform, and LiveH2H a robust, global communications platform supported by live translations in multiple languages. The company has raised $315 million in funding to date. To learn more about iTutorGroup and its products, visit www.itutorgroup.com. You can also follow us on Facebook.