Founder and Chairman of New Oriental Education and Technology Group; Founding partner of Aplus Fund; Member of the Central Committee of the China Democratic League; Member of the 11th 12th and 13th CPPCC National Committee.
Born in 1962, Mr. Michael Minhong Yu is from Jiangyin in east China’s Jiangsu Province. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in English from Peking University, he joined the university staff as an English teacher in the Department of Foreign Languages. In 1993, Michael founded Beijing New Oriental School. Rapid growth and expanded vision lead to the founding of New Oriental Education and Technology Group in 2001.
On September 7th 2006, New Oriental Education and Technology Group was listed on the New York Stock Exchange, becoming the first Chinese private educational institution listed on the US mainboard.
Michael and the New Oriental companies have been dedicated to the education and development of Chinese young people for more than 20 years. Originating from a single classroom in Zhongguancun’s No.2 Primary School, New Oriental has become China’s largest and most influential private education brand and industry leader.