Han Zhang

VP of Operations at Higher Ground Education.

Leading the global operations of Prepared Montessorian Institute, a professional development platform and teacher education institute for parents, educators and school leaders to understand and execute the Montessori method. Responsible for designing and implementing core operational processes to optimize efficiency and customer experience.




2012 – 2016

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Communication and Culture

York University


2010 – 2011

M.A. (MSSc), Communication (Advertising)

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Lower Undergraduate

2009 – 2010

Exchange Program, Architecture and Design

Danish Institute for Study Abroad

Lower Undergraduate

2006 – 2010

BA (Full Scholarship), Studio Art & Mathematics

Mount Holyoke College


Higher Ground Education logo Senior Director of Operations - Prepared Montessorian

Higher Ground Education

2021 – Present

Engagement Manager

McKinsey & Company

2017 – 2021

Principal Investigator

Chinese Canadian National Council

2015 – 2016

Brand Strategy Consultant

Landor Associates

2011 – 2012


The Walt Disney Company

2008 – 2008

Marketing Intern

Infosys Technologies Ltd

2007 – 2007