Michael Wang is CEO of Beacon Education. Born and raised in Beijing, Michael graduated from Tsinghua University with first-class honors before attending Harvard University for a masters in engineering, then returning to China to work at Goldman Sachs on its China investment banking team. He joined Primavera Capital from its inception and helped build it into China’s leading private equity management firm with $8 billion in assets under management. He worked on significant investments in education, technology, and financial services, including Alibaba Group, Ant Financial, and Didi.
With previous board directorships at Stratford School, Zhengming Logistics, Dashu Finance, Element Fresh, and Miaozhen Systems, Michael’s unique combination of experience, strategic vision, and Chinese market knowledge helped him establish a talented team of engineers, educators, and designers to found Beacon and bring the world’s educational resources to China through its unique online technology and services platform.