17 Education & Technology Group Inc. Announces Changes to Board and Committee Compositions
BEIJING, Dec. 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 17 Education & Technology Group Inc. (Nasdaq: YQ) (“17EdTech” or the “Company”), a leading education technology company in China with an “in-school + after-school” integrated model, announced today that Mr. Minghui Wu has been appointed as a new independent director to the Company’s board of directors (the “Board”), effective on December 2, 2021. After the changes, the Board will consist of seven directors, three of whom are independent directors.
Concurrent with the appointment of Mr. Wu, the Board has approved to further update the composition of the Board's committees in furtherance of good corporate governance. The Board's three committees will be fully independent with composition set forth below:
|Chair: Bing Yuan |
Members: Jiawei Gan, Minghui Wu
|Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee|
|Chair: Jiawei Gan|
Members: Bing Yuan, Minghui Wu
|Chair: Minghui Wu|
Members: Bing Yuan, Jiawei Gan
Mr. Wu is chairman and CEO of MiningLamp Technology Co Ltd. (“Mining Lamp”), a leading artificial intelligence (“AI”) and data analytics company he founded in 2014 that helps public service organizations and businesses with digital transformation. Prior to founding MiningLamp, Mr. Wu founded Miaozhen Systems in 2006, a platform for internet user behavior and marketing analytics, and served as its chairman until it was acquired by Mining Lamp in 2019.
Mr. Wu is also a joint creator of the HAO AI theoretical framework. Mr. Wu has 20 years of experience in software engineering and research, and holds more than 130 patents in China and internationally.
Mr. Wu received a B.S. degree in fundamental mathematics and a M.S. degree in computer software and theory from Peking University. Mr. Wu is currently a PhD candidate at the School of Software & Microelectronics at Peking University.
About 17 Education & Technology Group Inc.
17 Education & Technology Group Inc. is a leading education technology company in China with an “in-school + after-school” integrated model. The Company provides a smart in-school classroom solution that delivers data-driven teaching, learning and assessment products to teachers, students and parents, covering over 70,000 K-12 schools in 2020.
Leveraging the Company’s in-school leadership, 17EdTech offers online K-12 large-class after-school tutoring services that complement students’ in-school learning. Powered by its integrated model and technology, 17EdTech’s online K-12 large-class after-school tutoring courses stand out in terms of its unique approach to personalization, realized through a data-driven understanding of individual students’ in-school performance, as well as district-level localized insights.
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