CEO and Co-principal at LittleMandarin Chinese School:
Chang 陈畅 (originally from Tianjin) moved from China to Switzerland when she was 11 years old. After working for more than 10 years in the finance industry, she decided to turn her passion into her profession: She always dreamed of building bridges between the Chinese and the Swiss culture. Therefore, Chang partnered up with Hua to found Mandarin Education GmbH. Chang has graduated with a bachelor degree in economics and a master degree in Banking and Finance from University of St. Gallen. She has extensive working experience in financial services, corporate finance and in family office. She is qualified as a swiss CPA and is a holder of the CFA certification. Chang is responsible for strategy, marketing and finance of the Mandarin Education GmbH and its businesses.
COO and co-principal at LittleMandarin Chinese School:
Hua 肖华 (originally from Shandong Province) obtained her bachelor degree majoring in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Further, she acquired a certificate in psychology at Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts, USA. Hua received her master degree of education (focusing on curriculum and pedagogy of Chinese as a foreign language) from Beijing Language and Culture University. During her studies, Hua taught at Tsinghua University as a temporary teacher in Chinese language and cultural center. Later, she worked at a Confucius Institute in the U.S. and taught in an outstanding Chinese Immersion Program for American elementary students. Hua has begun teaching Chinese in Switzerland since 2016. Starting from 2019, Hua has been functioning as a judge of “Chinese Bridge (Switzerland )” – an annual Chinese Proficiency Competition for non-native students. Hua is responsible for the teaching quality, curriculum development, operation of the lessons of Mandarin Education GmbH and its affiliates.