Founder and CEO of VIPKID

Cindy Mi

Cindy Mi, Founder and CEO of VIPKID, is also a Board Member of Beijing Foreign Studies University, Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum 2018, Advisory Member of the Center for Global Competence Development of Tsinghua University, Executive member of the Council of Center for China and Globalization, 2020 Eisenhower Fellow of Eisenhower Foundation.


In 2013, she founded VIPKID, an industry leader and innovator in real-time online English language education for children, serving a community of over 800,000 paying students and over 90,000 teachers in the US and Canada. Its online Chinese learning platform “Lingo Bus” has more than 50,000 registered students from all over the world, becoming an important business platform for global Chinese learning promotion.


At the same time, VIPKID regards “making contributions to poverty alleviation and public welfare” as its social responsibility. Together with a few charitable organizations, VIPKID is dedicated to helping children in poverty-stricken areas so that they can have more access to language learning and the splendid cultures around the world. Its “Foreign Teachers in Classroom” project has introduced online English lessons into more than 1,000 village-schools in China.