BEIJING, Feb. 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Tarena International, Inc. (NASDAQ: TEDU) ("Tarena" or the "Company"), a leading provider of adult professional education and childhood & adolescent quality education services in China, today announced that Mr. Shengwen (Roy) Rong has been appointed as an independent director of the board of directors of the Company (the "Board"). Mr. Rong has also been appointed as the chairman of the audit committee of the Board, as well as a member of the compensation committee and the nominating and corporate governance committee. Mr. Arthur Lap Tat Wong will no longer serve as a director after the current term expires, which did not result from any disagreement with the Company. These changes will be effective on March 1, 2022.
Mr. Rong currently serves as an independent director and chairperson of the audit committees of the following public companies: China Online Education Group (NYSE: COE), BlueCity Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: BLCT), MOGU Inc. (NYSE: MOGU), and X Financial (NYSE: XYF), and as an independent director of Qudian Inc. (NYSE: QD). From February 2017 to September 2018, Mr. Rong served as the senior vice president and chief financial officer at Yixia Technology Co., Ltd, a leading live video broadcast and short-video platform in China. Prior to that, he served as the chief financial officer at Quixey, Inc. from 2015 to 2016, the chief financial officer at UCWeb from 2012 to 2014, and the chief financial officer at Country Style Cooking Restaurant Chain Co., Ltd, an NYSE-listed company, from 2010 to 2012. Mr. Rong received his bachelor's degree in international finance from Renmin University in 1991, master's degree in accounting from West Virginia University in 1996, and MBA degree from University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2000. Mr. Rong is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States.
About Tarena International, Inc.
Tarena is a leading provider of adult professional education and childhood and adolescent quality education services in China. Through its innovative education platform combining live distance instruction, classroom-based tutoring and online learning modules, Tarena offers adult professional education courses in IT and non-IT subjects. Its adult professional education courses provide students with practical skills to prepare them for jobs in industries with significant growth potential and strong hiring demand. Tarena also offers childhood and adolescent quality education programs, including computer coding and robotics programming courses, etc., targeting students aged between three and eighteen.
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