[Online Event] China’s and Asia’s Education Industry in the New Normal

The new normal has brought about tremendous shifts to education at every level: from students and parents, to teachers and administrators, to schools and technology providers. 

In this talk, Mariana Kou will share her insights about China’s and Asia’s education industry, both historical and current, and her take on education trends in the new normal. 

Mariana has worn 3 hats in the education industry. As an entrepreneur, she is CEO of Research Study Education Group, which offers educational travel products and is now expanding into EdTech. Previously as an analyst, she was Head of China Education and HK Consumer Research at CLSA. As an author, she published her first book “Investing in Dragons: Education Industry and Capital Markets” in 2020.

We hope alumni who are interested in education and technology – whether as a an industry participant or as a parent  – in the new normal will join us online.

Events Details
Date: Tuesday, 22 September, 2020
Time: 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Hong Kong time (GMT+8) 
Online Videoconference Link: Provided by email after RSVP, closer to event date
Cost: Free for alumni and non-alumni.
Lunch Etiquette: Lunch not included due to online nature. You are most welcomed to eat while videoconferencing in.

RSVP: Required. Please RSVP by filling in this form.

Event Contact: Andrew Kwan (akwan@stanfordalumni.org)

 

About the Speakers

Mariana Kou

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Mariana Kou is executive director and CEO of Research Study Education Group, which offers educational travel products and is now expanding into EdTech. Prior to this role, she was an award-winning equity research analyst specializing in the China education industry and the global luxury goods sector. Mariana started her banking career in New York at Lehman Brothers, and was most recently Head of China Education and HK Consumer Research at brokerage and investment group CLSA.

In 2020, she published her first book “Investing in Dragons: Education Industry and Capital Markets”.

She also serves as board advisor to education ventures and has been keynote speakers and panelists at government and industry conferences as well as interviewed regularly by international media. Mariana was appointed representative for China by the World Business Angels Investment Forum, an affiliated partner of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion (GPFI) in Jun 2020. She is a member of ForbesWomen Forum and she is the Columbia Venture Community’s Hong Kong chapter founding lead. 

Mariana holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and is a graduate of Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship certificate program. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame with magna cum laude and Raymond P. Kent Award. She is a CFA charterholder and a member of global business honor society Beta Gamma Sigma and economics honor society Omicron Delta Epsilon. 

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