Hugh Yao

Hugh Yao

Founder and CEO


Hugh Yao is the founder and CEO of the leading online language learning platform, LingoAce. LingoAce strives to reimagine language learning with immersive experiences to nurture confident, future global citizens, starting with Chinese. Hugh has over 15 years of experience in the technology sector, and was previously in leadership roles with IBM, Oracle and Salesforce across the Asia Pacific region. Hugh founded LingoAce to help his son learn Chinese. He found most traditional teaching unsuitable for today’s digital youth and aims to instil a passion for learning Chinese in students through innovative technology. To date, he has built a tech-enabled, immersive and interactive language platform that is enjoyed by learners from over 100 countries. Through its proprietary platform, Hugh has brought together curriculum experts, certified teachers, and creators of world-class multimedia, animation and gamification technology. LingoAce now has a select pool of over 4,000 teachers with international CTCSOL accreditation and trained in interdisciplinary teaching. LingoAce is headquartered in Singapore with regional offices in Beijing,Chengdu, Bangkok, Jakarta and San Mateo, California.It also has an educational research centre in Wuhan. To date, LingoAce has received the GSV 150 recognition and the SME100 Award 2019 for Fast Moving Companies. Hugh received his MS in Management and BA in Engineering Physics from Tsinghua University.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

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