Corporate Head Office

Toby Chu
President and Chief Executive Officer

Dennis Huang, BSc, M.Econ, Ph.D., FMA
Chief Accounting Officer
Executive Vice President

Hilbert Ng, CPA, CMA
Chief Financial Officer

Education Services

Victor Tesan
Chief Operating Officer
President, Sprott Shaw College

Dr. Deej James, Ph.D.
Vice President of Operations
Sprott Shaw College

Steve Sohn, B.COM, MBA
President, Sprott Shaw Language Collage
Vancouver International College

Real Estate Services

Hilbert Ng, CPA, CMA
Global Education City Holdings

Paul Harman, CA, Australia & New Zealand
Financial Controller
Global Education City Holdings

Brendan Lee
Vice President, Business Development
Global Education City Holdings

Paul Williams
Owner’s Rep, Director of Project Developments
Global Education City Holdings

Donald Yen
Owner’s Rep, Architectural Designs
Global Education City Holdings

Board Members

Mr. Toby Chu is the founder, President and Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of CIBT Education Group Inc. (“CIBT”), headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. Mr. Chu founded CIBT in 1994 and has since developed the company into an international corporation with 45 business locations in Canada and abroad.

In 1994, Mr. Chu implemented CIBT’s expansion plan by establishing the CIBT School of Business & Technology Corp. CIBT operates a chain of campuses, teaching centres, joint program locations and recruitment offices globally, offering business management, e-commerce, technology, health care, vocational trade, and travel tourism programs.

To realize his vision of global education, Mr. Chu acquired Sprott Shaw College in 2007, one of the largest private career colleges in Canada established in 1903.  Sprott Shaw operates 16 campuses in British Columbia. Sprott Shaw became the core infrastructure, academic resource and content provider for CIBT Group’s future expansions. By 2020, Sprott Shaw College transformed from a predominantly domestic college into a diversified student-mix.

In 2010, Mr. Chu structured the acquisition of King George International College (“KGIC”) for 4.3 million dollars. KGIC is one of the largest English language training schools in Canada. KGIC became the Group’s rudimentary English training provider, global recruitment channel and international pipeline for CIBT Group’s network of career and degree-granting colleges. After three years of reorganization, Mr. Chu sold KGIC for 13.5 million dollars. In 2017, Mr. Chu re-acquired all the assets of KGIC for the second time in 5 years for 3.1 million dollars and transformed its brand to Sprott Shaw Language College. By 2020, CIBT’s education platform services over 11,000 students per year from 50 countries.

In 2014, Mr. Chu initiated the student-housing division of the company called Global Education City (“GEC”)  by acquiring a hotel, several serviced apartments and development properties to construct North America’s first Education Super Center and Education Mega Center. Utilizing the pipeline of domestic and international students owned by CIBT’s education platform and a network of seventy-two school partners in Metro Vancouver, GEC’s student housing business grew exponentially in a few short years. Total real estate portfolio, including development budget, grew to $1.5 billion with 11 projects, 17 properties in Metro Vancouver.  In 2021, GEC expanded to corporate-housing catering to corporate clients from the technology and health-care sectors.

Mr. Chu is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards. In 1993, Mr. Chu was named the “Top 40 Business People under the Age of 40.” In 1994, Mr. Chu became the top 30 finalists among 300 nominees across Canada for the Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2015, Mr. Chu earned the Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Association of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs. Under Mr. Chu’s management, CIBT earned the following recognition during the past twenty-seven years:

  • Top 400 Fastest-Growing Companies in Canada in 2020, by Globe and Mail’s Report on Business Magazine
  • Top 500 America’s Fastest-Growing Companies 2020, ranked by the Financial Times, London
  • Top 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in Canada in 1993, 2003, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, ranked by the Profit Magazine
  • Top 100 Fastest-Growing Companies in BC from 2015 to 2020, by Business in Vancouver newspaper
  • Top 100 Public Companies in British Columbia from 2008 to 2020, by Business in Vancouver newspaper
  • Succeeding Profiles of Chinese Canadian Entrepreneurs by the Asia Pacific Foundation
  • Top 2 Best International Prep College in China by in 2009
  • Top 5 Sino-Foreign Colleges in China by in 2009
  • Top 10 Most Influential Sino-Foreign MBA Programs in China by China’s Executive Weekly Magazine in 2004 and 2007
  • Top 5 TSX-Venture Listed Companies by the TSX-Venture Exchange in 2008
  • Top 500 Largest Publicly Traded Companies across Canada by Report on Business magazine
  • Ranked in 8th position on the OCTQX 2018 Best 50 Top Performing companies

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.

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.

Mr. Feng was appointed a director of CIBT Education Group Inc. by the Board of Directors effective July 20, 2011. Mr. Feng graduated from Tsinghua University in China with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, followed by a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Los Angeles in 1992. Between 1992 and 1999, Mr. Feng held finances and operational positions at Enron, and worked in an investment banking firm, and was a manager in the strategic planning group at United Technologies Corporation.
In 1999, Mr. Feng joined the General Electric Company (“GE”) in Connecticut as Manager of Americas Business Development at GE Capital. He was later promoted to the position of Managing Director, Global Business Development at GE Equipment Management, then further promoted to General Manager, Global Business Development at GE Infrastructure.

Two years later, Mr. Feng became 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. During his tenure at GE, he evaluated hundreds of acquisitions, dispositions, minority investments and joint venture opportunities globally and completed over US$10 billion worth of transactions. Also, he oversaw strategic projects ranging from growth to restructuring as well as joint ventures.

In 2006, Mr. Feng left GE and became the Executive Vice President of Strategy, Planning and Operations at Knowledge Universe. Knowledge Universe is one of the largest education holding companies in the world with a network of more than 3,000 locations worldwide, employing over 40,000 education professionals. The company operates early childhood education centres, international schools, colleges, online schools and school management systems.
From 2012 to 2014, Mr. Feng was retained by a group of institutional investors to become Chairman/Interim CEO of ChinaCast Education Corporation. His duties were to re-organize and re-structure ChinaCast and develop exit strategies for investors.
From 2014 to 2016, Mr. Feng was the CEO of Global Education & Technology Group. Global Education is one of the largest education companies in China with over 3,000 employees.

From 2016 to July 2017, he was the Head of Education Investment of Fosun Group headquartered in Shanghai. Fosun Group is a conglomerate listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange with asset holdings around the world.

In 2018, Mr. Feng was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Bright Scholar Education Holdings Ltd. Bright Scholar is the largest operator of international and bilingual K-12 schools in China with 78 schools educating 44,000 students per year.

Ms. Hsu was the Acting Secretary of State for California in 1990, and Senior Consultant to Zhuhai New Hi-Tech Industries Development Zone in China in 1997. She was the President of China E-Commerce Association North American Chapter, and also served as Advisor to Suzhou Machinery Holding (Group) Co. Ltd. in China in 1999.

Ms. Hsu has over 20 years of experience in market research, business development, management consulting and marketing for international businesses. Her experience includes identifying and securing high-profile clients and conducting market research for firms such as Multi-Fineline Electronix Inc., a high-tech manufacturing company with nearly 4,000 employees in the United States and China. Ms. Hsu also assists North American firms to expand their presence to Asia and helps Chinese companies to set up businesses in the United States.

Ms. Hsu is an affiliate of many charitable organizations in California, including the Young Generation Asian Professionals, Asian American Senior Citizens Service Center, Bowers Museum and Pan Pacific Performing Arts.

Mr. Chen is a successful and experienced entrepreneur who engages in many real estate development projects in Metro Vancouver, and several cities in the United States. In 2007, Mr. Chen expanded his portfolio to North America with extensive investments in public company securities, technology development and real estate holdings in Washington State, Metro Vancouver and Las Vegas. During his free time, Mr. Chen is actively involved in various not-for-profit associations. He chairs the North America Investment and Trade Promotion Association which aims to promote investment, trade and cooperation between China and Canada, and between China and the USA, and to strengthen business relations between Chinese and North American enterprises.

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.

Advisory committe

Prithep Sosothikul, BSc

David Richardson

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