Today, CATS Global Schools, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited, announced two appointments to its Executive Board.
Mr. Tim Zhou is appointed chairman, and Mr. Robert Niu will join existing board member Mr. Christopher Stacey, CEO of CATS Global Schools, effective 1 April 2023.
Mr. Zhou is a co-founder of Country Garden Venture Capital and has served as its chief executive officer and chairman of investment committee since its inception in 2019. Mr. Zhou joined Country Garden Holdings Company Limited in 2015 and served as special assistant to the chairman of its Board. Before that, Mr. Zhou served as a hedge fund analyst at Bear Stearns Asset Management Inc. from 2007 to 2008. He was also an analyst at RBS Global Banking and Markets from 2008 to 2009 and an assistant fund manager at China Merchants Fund Management Co., Ltd. from 2009 to 2011.
Mr. Zhou holds a bachelor’s degree in applied mathematics and economics from Harvard University.
Mr. Niu is Chief Financial Officer of Bright Scholar Education Holdings Limited. Before joining Bright Scholar, Mr. Niu served as the vice general manager of Country Garden Venture Capital from February 2022 to February 2023. Before that, Mr. Niu had also served as the founder, general manager, co-chief investment officer, and responsible officer at CG Partners Asset Management Co. Ltd from 2015 to 2022, and the executive director, fund manager, and responsible officer at China Merchants Fund Management Co. Ltd from 2010 to 2015. Mr. Niu was an investment analyst and an investment and taxation accountant at ING Investment Management from 2007 to 2010 and 2004 to 2007, respectively.
Mr. Niu holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in accounting from the University of Melbourne and a Master of Commerce degree in finance from the University of Sydney. Mr. Niu is a Certified Financial Analyst and a member of Certified Practising Accountant Australia.
CATS Global Schools would like to thank Mr. Jerry He and Ms. Dora Li, who stepped down from the Board for their guidance and contributions to the group.