BE's Foundation and DevelopmentInternational perspective: enhances cultural awareness

BE Education's mission from day one has been to create a brighter future for our students through education.
BE Education‘s co-founders, William and Emma Vanbergen, helped a friend of a Chinese student find a suitable school in the UK for her child and this was the seed from which BE Education was born.
Today, BE Education has been specialising in international education consultancy services for many years, and with a code of conduct of honesty and integrity, we provide high-end international education consultancy services for students who want to attend world-renowned universities, and tailor-made study plans to protect our students from application preparation to long-term post-study follow-up.

Executive Director, BE EducationWilliam Vanbergen

Our MissionBE Education's mission since its inception has been to create a better future for our students through education.
Our ValuesTo be an honest and upright BE team that puts students first, and to improve the quality of service we provide to our clients, as we strive for continuous improvement.

Our Leadership TeamInternational perspective: enhances cultural awareness

BE Group's leadership team is made up of dedicated, goal-oriented, experienced and forward-thinking managers. Together with our international employees, their knowledge and experience come together to provide quality services to our partners, schools and clients around the globe.

William Vanbergen

William graduated from Eton in 2000 and studied Management Science at Manchester University whilst on a sports scholarship for Rowing; in which he won a gold medal for England at junior level, and more recently represented China in both the World Coastal Rowing and at World Masters Level. William is married to Emma with three Children, with the two oldest attending Wycombe Abbey in Hong Kong. William moved to China in 2003 to set up BE Education to help Chinese students attend British Boarding Schools.

Emma Vanbergen

Emma Vanbergen co-founded BE education with William Vanbergen in 2003. As an expert in international education, she has been a consultant for nearly 20 years and has been an education columnist for the Wall Street Journal and other international media. Emma manages the Study Abroad division of BE and overseas BE's approach to advising families on schools. Her experience over the last 19 years underpins our approach to preparing students for study abroad and helping them find the best fit school or university.

Raffaele Flackett

A graduate of Eton College and Durham University, Raff joined BE in 2014 and manages our London based Schools Placement Team. He has tutored pupils of varying ages and nationalities and previously taught English in Uzbekistan and Russia. As well as overseeing some of our more complex school application cases, Raff is in charge of developing BE's relationships with top independent schools.

Ellen Xu

Ellen graduated from Amsterdam Business School, majoring in International Business and Management. During her studies, Ellen participated in the exchange student program of Ohio University, focusing on marketing and international trade. Ellen joined BE Education in 2007 and has many years of experience in visiting private prep and senior schools in the UK, alongside successfully developing international education programmes for high-net-worth families in China. Ellen has been invited to share her knowledge on UK education with various TV programmes, from ICS, CBN to some HNW forums. After joining BE, Ellen has led a team of consultants who have helped many students to successfully attend traditional British private schools such as Eton, Harrow, Wycombe abbey, Downe House and the top 5 universities in the UK. Some of those students have graduated now and begun successful careers both inside and outside of China.

Saber Cao

Saber has more than 10 years of experience in the international education industry, having previously served as the national marketing director of Longre Education, general manager of CIBT, vice president of SIA Art Study Abroad, and general manager of Shanghai Oriental Foreign Language School. Saber has rich experience in education management in many fields, such as nursery schools, kindergartens, study abroad and K12 international schools. Currently, Saber is responsible for curriculum development, academic administration management, teaching planning and other business across China.

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