Menco’s mission is to help educators improve students’ outcome. We help teachers engage students and quickly assess their learning in and out of class. We are a technology company with deep roots in K12 education.

Menco’s leadership
Daping Yang Founder/Chairman
As a founder of General Plan and Menco, Daping provides the Board of Directors with a unique vision and an insightful perspective on the development of education in China. He has spent many years helping schools foster a spirit of innovation that meets modern challenges head-on. Daping graduated from Beijing Posts and Telecommunications University and received an EMBA degree from Fudan University.
Franck Koestel CEO
Franck is the CEO of Menco and has a broad range of operating, marketing and business development experience. Franck received a Masters in Management from HEC Paris, and also earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Catherine Zhang VP Services
Catherine, former R&D vice president of General Plan with an engineering background, has extensive experience of E-learning solution design and project management. As the specialized expert of Shanghai Educational Evaluation Association, she is committed to the research and practice of intellectual education.
Ray Childerstone Executive Director
Ray is a co-founder of Shanghai General Plan and Menco Platform, and he has an engineering background that has led him around the world in his career. He provides grounded, focused strategic advice to the Menco team. Ray graduated from Brunel University in electrical engineering and worked for Hughes Network Systems Inc. nearly 30 years.
David Huang VP Operations
Born and raised in China, David is VP Operations of Technology. He went to the US for his post-graduate studies and later worked there before coming back to China. David graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology (US), and received Masters degrees in both Computer Science and Polymers. He worked for Macquarium, CNet Networks and eBay.
Simon Cox Academic Director
Born in England and PhD in teacher professional development, Simon has teaching & management experience of 20 years in more than 10 countries--including 5 years working in Chinese education. He is teacher training consultant & quality assessor for GP Shanghai, International House World Organization & University of Cambridge.

Our team

We are a team of educators, designers and programmers. We love to learn and are eager to have an impact on educators and learnersaround the world. Our team is diverse and multi-cultural.


Our beliefs

Our mission is to help educators improve students’ outcome. We aim to save teachers time.

We believe we can fly.

We strive for efficient product development.

We provide great service and support.

We trust and respect each other and our partners.

We work in a fresh, relaxed and fun environment.

We continuously develop our skills.

We give back with our time and money.


Our address

Menco Platform, Ltd.

Address: Shanghai Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park Songtao Road 489, Zone A

Website: menco.cn

Telephone: 400-873-0968

Email: help@menco.cn


Menco works hand in hand with General Plan. Created in 1998, General Plan is a leading training institution in K-12 education in China. General Plan provides education services across 12 provinces and numerous school districts of the County Board of Education of China.