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How do you create a business opportunity and create value in the educational arena in China? In this Stanford university podcast, Justin Cahill talks about how his enterprise built a company called RISE, which now boasts 30,000 children learning English in more than 100 learning centers in one of the fastest-growing markets in world. Cahill talks about RISE’s curriculum, learning model, and financial metrics, and more broadly about doing business in China and investing in education in growing markets through partnership with local entrepreneurs. His talk was part of the Global Education Conference, held in partnership with Goldman Sachs and the Stanford School of Education.
Justin Cahill is the executive vice president of the Education Media and Publishing Group (EMPGI). He is responsible for setting up and developing strategic long term joint venture businesses in India, China, and other developing markets in Asia Pacific region. Cahill has extensive experience of international business operations in the education and technology sectors. He also worked in British Telecom (BT) for five years in a number of senior management roles. Prior to joining BT, Cahill was a director in Taylor Nelson Sofres, developing initiatives in the telecom and media research markets in Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.