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Xin Ran Vice President - Technology China I enjoy working in a free, equal, and multicultural environment that helps me expand my vision and career.


Background
Xin Ran obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.  Before joining Ivy, he was a senior project manager at an online education company and worked for IBM at China Software Development Laboratory. He also founded a company in London providing online services to clients all over the world.

What is your role?
To accomplish Ivy’s ambitious and rapid development, we need a reliable, seamless and efficient online operating platform and parent online system for all Ivy schools across China.  One of my main responsibilities is to design the architecture of the system to meet the diverse needs of all business units, and to assure smooth operation of the system. Meanwhile, it is my goal to drive the IT system in to a world class product in the field of early education serving not only Ivy, but other schools around the world. I am also responsible for the integration, development, and maintenance of all existing Internet resources (websites) of the group.

What do you like about working at Ivy?
I was a little hesitant to join Ivy in the beginning as it is a non-IT driven company which is different from the previous companies I had worked for. This is obviously no longer a concern. Indeed, it has been amazing to see changes in the way Ivy now operates, with the work of my team alone. There are many reasons I like working at Ivy. I enjoy working in a free, equal, and multicultural environment that helps me expand my vision and career. Additionally, I have many opportunities to challenge myself in the fields of strategic planning, management, etc. In a nutshell, working at Ivy is an invaluable experience for me.