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Regional Director of Operations Named for Asia-Pacific

Chris Gould recently joined CIEE as the new Regional Director of Operations for the Asia-Pacific region. He will oversee CIEE’s Study Centers in Australia, China, Korea, Japan and Taiwan.


Chris comes to CIEE from Navitas, an Australia-based organization that provides higher education programs for Chinese students, where he was based in Beijing as China Regional Director. Chris has lived in Beijing since 2008. His colorful background includes stints in the Royal Air Force and at the British consulate in Washington, D.C.

Originally from the U.K, Chris holds a bachelor’s degree in Chinese from the University of Maryland and a master’s degree in Theory and Practice of Translation in Chinese from SOAS, University of London. He also spent a year at Stanford’s ICL program at National Taiwan University in Taiwan.

Chris’ position is part of CIEE’s transition to a new overseas management structure, which was launched in January 2013 to better meet the needs of our constituents and provide more consistent management of our Study Centers. Under this new structure, newly-appointed, field-based, Regional Directors of Operations (RDOs), oversee a subset of regional Study Centers. All RDOs report to Catharine Scruggs, Executive Director, Program Management.