Zhengdong Zhu is co-founder, chairman of the board, and chief executive officer of China Distance Education Holdings Limited (“CDEL”) and is responsible for overall management operations and strategic decisions. He founded CDEL in 2000, and is the pioneer of China’s distance education industry. CDEL’s mission is to be the premier life-long, comprehensive online education partner for working professionals and others in China, and to spearhead the development of distance education across China. The company’s annual enrollment is over 3 million, covering the areas of accounting, healthcare, engineering & construction, legal and other professions.
Mr Zhu received a bachelor's degree in radio engineering in 1989 from Southeast University, China. In 2011, he received an EMBA degree from Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management.
Mark Marostica is our co-chief financial officer and is responsible for leading corporate development initiatives for our company, as well as strategic planning activities and investor relations. Mr. Marostica joined our company as vice president of corporate development and strategy in January 2015. He has over 16-year experience in the capital markets, with a focus on Asian education and Internet companies. Before joining the company, he was a managing director and senior research analyst at Piper Jaffray & Company from 1998 to 2014, and served as managing director and head of Asia equity research from 2009 to 2012. Prior to that he was a consulting manager at Deloitte & Touche from 1994 to 1998. Earlier in his career Mark served as an information technology manager at Fortis, and as an analyst at Electronic Data Systems. Mark holds a master degree in Business Administration from University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, and an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Lakehead University in Canada.
Chan Wing Hong.
Chan Wing Hong, is our co-chief financial officer. Mr. Chan joined our Company in 2005 and is responsible for overall financial and accounting matters. Mr. Chan has over 20 years of accounting and auditing experience. He received a Master of Applied Finance from the University of Western Sydney in 2002 and is a Certified Public Accountant of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.