BOARD OF MANAGEMENT
Cedric arrived in China in 2003. After several experiences in China working as an engineer for MNCs, universities, and an SME in various fields (cosmetics, micro-electronics, and automotive), he cofounded Pharos Education with Mei Yuan at the end of 2008. Since then, he has been actively involved in the entrepreneurial community in China through various responsibilities in associations (president of JCEF in 2010, board member of the Sino-French Chamber of Commerce from 2013 to 2015, and cofounder of CJD’s Beijing branch in 2014). Cedric holds a master’s degree in engineering from Ecole des Mines de Saint-Etienne.
Mei Yuan (Maggie) graduated with a degree in editing and publishing from the Institute of Graphic Communications in her home town of Beijing before moving to the U.K. to pursue a master's degree in communication studies at Leeds University. Her time in Leeds as an international student not only gave her great insight into European culture but also allowed her to understand the differences in student life and culture between her native China and the U.K. Since then, she has worked as a journalist for both News2Biz and the UK's Sunday Telegraph and as a marketing and media director at RE/Max. Her communication skills in both English and Chinese, her experience in accurately representing institutions on an international platform, and her experience abroad led her to co-found Pharos Education as the chief operations officer.
Antonia arrived in China in 2007. She founded and directed an IESA representative office (which later became a Studialis representative office), whose market-driven strategies in China include establishing academic cooperation with Chinese universities and implementing preparation programs.
She has taught extensively in France (Lyon II University, INSA, and IESA) and China (Capital Normal University, Central Academy of Theatre, Hubei Institute of Fine Arts, University of International Business & Economics, etc.). She has published books and articles on Sino-French cross-cultural literary and artistic exchange. Her last book on the art market (Le Marché de l’Art) was published in 2014 by La Documentation Française. Antonia holds a master's degree in literature from the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon.
Beijing Office (headquarters)
Olivia GUERRY, Key Account Manager, IMT & Pass-World
Amaury RAMIER, Business Developer
Marie-Pierre SIEFFERMANN, Sales & Marketing Advisor
Xin SONG, Studialis Business Developer
Clémentine SUN Meng, Students Coordinator in Beijing
Weining TIAN, Recruitment Officer
Ying WANG, Home Officer
Kunmang YANG, Social Media Officer
Lin YIN, Marketing Specialist
Tantan ZHANG, Study Abroad Consultant
India Office (Bengaluru)
Anand PILLAI, Head - India Operations
Juliette LALANNE, Student Coordinator in Shanghai
Nicoline LAGEL, Pedagogic Coordinator
Tonvinh TIEU, Education Counsellor