Jeffrey Jian Xu

Sr Education Specialist – Education Technology Asian Development Bank

Mr. Xu serves in the ADB education sector group as a member of expert pool in the area of Education Technology, Jeffrey covers ADB’s engagement in education related projects with DMCs, particularly using ICT and education technology to promote education equity, improve efficiency and efficacy in teaching and learning. Jeffrey is an information technology professional with over 22 years of experiences enabling business strategies through effective technology solutions, across multiple industries including education, real estate, financial services, health care, bio-pharmaceutical, and telecom. Prior to joining ADB Jeffrey was the CTO of one of the largest education technology companies in the world transforming the education industry using digital technology and led several educational support projects to rural poverty provinces to solve educational inequity in China. Jeffrey worked in US for 12 years first with Hughes Network Systems as software engineer, and then with Freddie Mac as IT Director, Jeffrey then spent the last 10 years in China working as CIO of Novartis Greater China Region, CIO of CapitaLand China and CTO of New Oriental Education Technology Group.

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