Ming Chen Chief Culture Officer, EF Education First

Ming is Chief Culture Officer at EF Education First, the world's largest privately-held international education company focused on language, travel, and cultural experiences. As EF's Chief Culture Officer, Ming holds the 'secret sauce' recipe of EF's extraordinary culture which has helped the company grow from a small entrepreneurial business based in Sweden to a multinational conglomerate that spans 53 countries and employs more than 43,000 staff and teachers in more than 500 schools and offices. She has been closely affiliated with the EF’s English Proficiency Index ( www.ef.com/epi ). Ming has helped to position the Hult International Business School (www.hult.edu) , a new kind of business school for the global generation.

Ming is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.
In her spare time, Ming runs (58 marathons) writes children's books (Sassparilla’s New Shoes and Ling Ling Looked in the Mirror) and is in awe of her children. She sits on the board of the Keswick Foundation, a philanthropic organization, the Hong Kong Forum, and is an ambassador for Sweaty Betty (www.sweatybetty.com) a terrific yoga and running gear brand.

Ming and her identical twin sister were tickled to discover that they appear as vampires in Melissa de la Cruz's Blue Bloods' series as Deming Chen, Angel of Mercy, and Dehua Chen, Angel of Immortality.