Jian Jeffrey Xu

Senior Education Specialist
Profile / Bio: 

Mr. Xu serves in the ADB education sector group as a member of expert pool in Education Technology, Jeffrey covers ADB’s engagement in education related projects with many Asian countries across K-12 school education, higher education and TVET, 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 20 years of experiences enabling business transformation strategies through effective technology solutions, across multiple industries including education, financial services, bio-pharmaceutical, and telecom. Prior to joining ADB Jeffrey was the CTO of one of the largest EdTech companies in the world transforming the education industry using digital technology and led several educational support projects to rural provinces to solve educational inequity in the People’s Republic of China. Jeffrey also worked in US for 12 years with Hughes Network Systems, Freddie Mac, and Novartis in the technology divisions. Prior to joining ADB, Jeffrey spent 10 years in PRC working as CIO of Novartis Greater China Region, CIO of CapitaLand China and CTO of New Oriental Education Technology Group. Jeffrey has a M.S degree in Computer Science and an MBA degree with Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech).