Hailing from China, Xiurong Ye has a bachelorâ€™s degree in National Gas Processing Engineering, a masterâ€™s degree in Public Administration, specializing in Crisis Management, and a Ph.D. in Management, specializing in branding. Inspired by the book Start-Up Nation, Xiurong came to Israel and studied in the Sofaer International MBA program at Tel Aviv University. Xiurong published a book, Crisis Management in the Electric Power Industry, in Chinese. She was the Board Director of Beijing Guoli Energy Investment Ltd in China, a diversified investment group. She also worked as Investment Director at Chengdu ToShare Investment Group. Furthermore, she lectured and taught Business at Sichuan Education Instituteâ€™s business school. From 2006 to 2009, she worked as an Investment Bank Manager at Kim Eng Securities and was a Senior Executive and Assistant Manager at Hong Leong Bank Singapore in Singapore. From 2000 to 2002, Xiurong worked as Vic-GM at Top Group China, a computer software company and one of the biggest IT groups in China.