Board of Directors


Toby Chu 3 4

Chairman
Toby Chu has been President and Chief Executive Officer, Vice Chairman of CIBT Education Group since 1994. Since CIBT’s inception Mr. Chu structured a series of major acquisitions that became the cornerstone of CIBT’s global vision, including the acquisition of King George International College in 2010 (one of the largest language schools in Canada) and the acquisition of Sprott-Shaw College in 2007 (one of the largest private career and degree granting colleges in Western Canada with 113 years of operating history). Under his leadership, CIBT was ranked “One of the Fastest Growing Companies in Canada” 8 times between 1993 to 2016, amongst many other recognitions and awards. Mr. Chu was also recognized as one of the “Top 40 Business People under the Age of 40” in 1994. In 2012, Mr. Chu founded Global Education City, a division of CIBT Group. Within 24 months, Mr. Chu has assembled $165 million of education real estate projects with plans to assemble up to $1 billion of student hotel and housing within 5 years. In 2015, Mr. Chu was awarded Chinese Canadian Entrepreneur of the Year. Link here: 2015 Award Gala.

Dr. David Hsu 1 2 4

Independent Vice Chairman
Dr. Hsu has been a director of CIBT Education Group since 2006 and became its chairman of the board in 2007. Dr. Hsu obtained his medical training at the medical school of the University Hamburg, Germany in 1967. He graduated with an overall rating of “excellent”. He obtained more medical training in Germany and New York City. From year 1977 to 2005, Dr. Hsu was in private practice in Orange County, California.

Dr. Hsu was one of the founders of Multi-Fineline Electronix, Inc. (MFLX) and had served as its chairman for over fifteen years and has become its Chairman Emeritus upon its IPO on Nasdaq in June 2004. In 1995, Dr. Hsu co-founded MedicineNet.com. MedicineNet.com provides medical information in layman’s language on the Internet. MedicineNet was later acquired by WebMD, a public company. From September 2000 through May 2003, Dr. Hsu served as an independent director of i-Cable, Inc., a Nasdaq and Hong Kong Exchange listed telecommunications company.

Dr. Hsu obtained the degree of Master of Business Administration from the Pepperdine University at Malibu, California in April 1987.

Troy Rice 1 3

Independent Audit Committee Chairman
Mr. Rice has been a director of CIBT Education Group since 2005. He is also a director of CIBT. From 2002 to 2005, Mr. Rice served as Senior Vice President of Business Development at Universal Technical Institute, Inc. (NYSE: UTI), an automotive repair education company. From 2001 to 2002 Mr. Rice was Vice President at PetSmart, Inc. (NASDAQ: PETM), a supplier of pet supplies and products, and from 1995 to 2001, he was a Senior Vice President of Comfort Systems U.S.A. (NYSE: FIX). Mr. Rice received his Bachelors degree in accounting from the University of Iowa in 1985 and his MBA from Arizona State University in 1992. Mr. Rice is also a CPA in the state of Arizona.

Shane Weir 1 3

Independent Director
Mr. Weir has been a director of CIBT Education Group Inc. since 2008. Mr. Weir became a solicitor, barrister and notary public in Canada in 1978. He was admitted to the bars in England and Wales and in Hong Kong as a solicitor in 1992. He works as a solicitor at the law firm Weir & Associates in Hong Kong, a firm he organized in 1985. From 1989 to 1992, Mr. Weir was director of L&D Property Limited, a real estate brokerage firm in Hong Kong. He has lectured in both Canada and Hong Kong at the university level. Mr. Weir is also a registered investment advisor and is a director of Asia Pacific Investment Advisors Ltd., an investment management firm in Hong Kong, and e-Kong Group Limited, a company with operations in the telecommunications and technology industries in the United States, China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Haskell Tony David 2

Independent Director
Mr. David has been a director of CIBT Education Group since 1998. From 1979 to present Mr. David has been self employed as an oral maxillofacial surgeon. He is a member of the Canadian Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, the BC Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and the College of Dental Surgeons. Mr. David has a Master of Science degree in Physiology from the University of Oregon, and a Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the Washington University School of Dental Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri.

Derek Feng

Independent Director
Mr. Feng was appointed as director of CIBT Education Group Inc. by the Board of Directors effective July 20, 2011. He is currently the CEO of Global education & technology group, a leading education company in China with over 3,000 employees. Previously, he was the Chairman/Interim CEO of ChinaCast Education Corporation. Mr. Feng is also an investor and advisor to education companies that have significant growth opportunities, benefiting from the increasing globalization of education between Asia and North America. From 2006 to 2011, Mr. Feng was the Executive Vice President of Strategy, Planning and Operations at Knowledge Universe, one of the largest education holding companies in the world with a network of more than 3,000 location worldwide, over 40,000 education professionals, operating early childhood education centers, international schools, colleges, large online schools, and management systems. Prior to joining Knowledge Universe, he was the Global Head of Business Development at GE Industrial, a US$33 billion revenue division that has operating businesses ranging from high tech instruments to equipment leasing. Mr. Feng was also an officer of GE Capital Corporation, the largest non-bank financial services company in the world with over US$600 billion in assets. Mr. Feng graduated from Tsinghua University of Beijing with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, followed by a Master or Business Administration degree from UCLA, California.

1. Member of our audit committee
2. Member of our compensation committee
3. Member of our corporate governance committee
4. Member of executive committee