About Us

GEC Academy is an online education platform founded by alumni from Columbia University and Harvard University. It focuses on background enhancement for the Y12 group through creating shared mentor resources of professors from the top US universities and industrial expertise such as Wall Street investment bankers.

With the rapid economic and civil development in China, the young generation urges for better education to fit their growing curiosity and demand. In the meanwhile, across the ocean, the educational revolution sparked by the instructional approach “flipped classroom” is enjoying a robust worldwide momentum. As a true believer and leading practitioner of the ongoing educational revolution, GEC Academy provides opportunities for a broader group of Chinese students to enjoy world’s top education resources, including doing research with leading professors in a field, and conducting projects with the most experienced bankers and analysts from the Wall Street.

Y12 (youths aged 15-26 years old ) refers to the population going through their high school to the early stage of their career which covers around 12 years. They are in the golden stage of their life to build up their core competitiveness, explore their career passion, and determine their mission in life.

Our education innovators in GEC Academy are committed to the mission of true education, that is learning by doing. With project-based learning, collaborative learning and active learning, GEC Academy empowers Y12 students to explore solutions to practical issues, thus fully preparing themselves to pursue higher education, and also to compete in the job market.

Our courses focus only on the most cutting-edge research breakthroughs and industry innovations.Students will be able to conduct scientific research, academic discussion and creative application on the most cutting-edge topics.

Our courses concern only about whether you can apply the learnings to practical problems. Students will be able to have meaningful conversations and discussions,conduct rewarding studies and researches, and carry out effective networking and interactions with leading scholars and competitive peers.

Core team



CEO & Channel Director,

M.Sc.C.E., Columbia University

Former software engineer of CISCO Systems

Extensive experiences in the management and implementation of international academic programs


YAN Sheng


Deputy Director for China, Center on Global Energy Policy

MPA, Columbia University

Extensive experiences in energy and environmental consulting in Beijing and New York


XU Hui

Academic Director,

M.S., Harvard University

B.S., Tsinghua University

Strong and solid academic experiences in the field of environmental protection and sustainable development


YANG Xinya

Marketing Director,

Former Marketing Director of Lefinance

Former Social Media Director of Caijing.com

Solid experiences of online marketing, branding and PR


Manuel Pinho

Dean of GEC Academy

Former Minister of Economy and Innovation, Portugal

Former Chairman of Europe Energy Commission (2009)

Adjunct Professor at Columbia University


WANG Xiaozhi

Chief Representative in New York,

MPA, Columbia University

LL.B, Yuanpei College, Peking University

Rich work experiences with well-established NGOs and international institutions