Cindy Mi

Educational Advisory Board

Cindy Mi is the Founder and CEO of VIPKID, an education technology company that connects students (aged 4-12) in China with the world's best teachers for real-time online English immersion learning.

Cindy considers herself a teacher first; she is passionate about the power of education to transform and empower students, parents and teachers. Prior to founding VIPKID, she was a classroom teacher and a co-founder of ABC English, a tutoring company, where she led business development and campus expansion across China. Cindy believes that all students are unique, and that the world is within their reach when connected with great teachers capable of personalizing learning and sparking curiosity.

In 2017, VIPKID and Jack Ma Foundation launched an English-language education initiative for schools in rural China with the goal of reaching 200 schools in rural China in two years. Cindy spearheaded the partnership with the Jack Ma Foundation and actively oversees the program as it reaches more and more students in rural China. She serves on the advisory boards of the CKGSB Alumni Association and as an advisor to Teach for China.

Cindy earned her MBA from CKGSB, China’s leading private business school, and studied at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management as part of an MBA exchange program.