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Hendri Zhang
CEO & Co-Founder

Hai Sobat Pandai!

Selamat datang di IndoPanda. Kami adalah platform edukasi yang berfokus pada pelatihan bagi warga Indonesia agar dapat lulus Ujian HSK dan sebagai penyedia beasiswa yang berkualitas dari berbagai universitas ternama di Tiongkok. Kami punya mimpi untuk mendukung perkembangan talenta-talenta berbahasa Mandarin di Indonesia yang tentunya kompetitif di kancah internasional. 

Mari saya jabarkan. 

Saya lahir di desa kecil di Batam, di saat kesempatan untuk belajar bahasa Mandarin terbatas.  Saya beruntung memiliki ayah yang mengajari saya bahasa Mandarin di rumah. Secara pribadi, saya telah belajar tentang kebijaksanaan dan melihat kesempatan yang terbuka bagi saya dengan saya belajar bahasa Mandarin sampai tingkat tinggi.

Saya berharap bahwa IndoPanda dapat menyediakan kesempatan yang sama untuk anak-anak muda Indonesia yang mempunyai cita-cita untuk belajar bahasa Mandarin serta menjadi talenta Mandarin yang kompetitif di kancah internasional. Saya berharap IndoPanda dapat membawa dampak baik untuk lebih banyak orang di Indonesia yang terdiri dari banyak pulau-pulau indah. Pendidikan bahasa di IndoPanda harus terjangkau dan dapat diakses dengan mudah, tidak dibatasi oleh sumber finansial dan lokasi geografis dimana para pelajar berada.  

Dunia kini telah berubah. Bahasa Inggris telah menjadi bahasa pengantar (Lingua Franca) selama beratus-ratus tahun lamanya. Ia telah menjadi kebutuhan dasar banyak orang. Bagaimana caranya kamu bisa menonjol di keramaian?

Kamu bisa menonjol dengan menguasai 3 bahasa: Bahasa Indonesia, Bahasa Inggris dan Bahasa Mandarin. Bahasa Mandarin adalah bahasa yang paling banyak digunakan di dunia. Dengan bangkitnya negara Tiongkok, para talenta dengan kemampuan tiga bahasa di Indonesia bisa menjadi jembatan antara Tiongkok dan negara-negara lainnya.

Kita tinggal di era di mana kita mempunyai kekuatan untuk mengubah nasib kita dan orang-orang Indonesia ada di posisi yang tepat untuk mengejar kereta 🚂 yang dapat membawa kalian semua ke masa depan. Kamu harus memanfaatkan kesempatan ini, belajar mahir dalam berbahasa Mandarin di dalam waktu sesingkat mungkin. Ke depannya, kamu pasti akan berterima kasih pada dirimu atas pilihan dan pengorbanan yang kamu jalani sekarang. 

Selain itu, pernahkah kamu berpikir untuk menjadi seorang profesional yang dapat bekerja di perusahaan internasional dengan nyaman dari rumah Beberapa dari kalian mungkin sudah menjalani dan hidup di dalam mimpi tersebut! Menetap di Indonesia, tapi bekerja untuk perusahaan-perusahaan Singapura, Taiwan, Hongkong, dan juga Tiongkok. Dengan kemampuan tiga bahasa tidak hanya akan mengerti bahasanya, tetapi juga mengerti budaya kerja dan proses berpikir dari timur dan barat.

Jika kamu mencari keliling dunia, tidak banyak profesional dengan kemampuan tiga bahasa seperti yang saya sebutkan tadi.  Inilah alasan mengapa kami ingin mengambil berbagai macam kesempatan dan menciptakan peluang serta platform untuk generasi muda Indonesia untuk bangkit dan menjadi orang-orang berbahasa Mandarin yang kompetitif di kancah internasional. 

Saya mengharapkan yang terbaik untuk semuanya. See you at the top!

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Hendri Zhang
CEO & Co-Founder

Hai Sobat Pandai!

Welcome to IndoPanda. We are an educational platform that focuses on training for Indonesian citizens to pass the HSK Exam and as a provider of quality scholarships from various well-known universities in China. In IndoPanda, we have a dream to accelerate the building of Mandarin talents in Indonesia who are internationally competitive

Let me elaborate.

I was born in a small village in Batam – in the period where Chinese learning opportunities were limited. I was lucky to have a father who would teach me Mandarin at home.  Personally, I have seen the world of wisdom & opportunities that are being opened to me by knowing Mandarin at a proficient level.

I wish that IndoPanda can provide the same opportunities for young Indonesians who aspire to learn Mandarin and become an internationally competitive Mandarin talent. I wish IndoPanda can impact more life on this beautiful land made by thousands of islands. The Mandarin education with IndoPanda should be affordable & accessible, not limited by financial resources and geographical location they’re at.

The world has changed. English has already been the Lingua Franca for hundreds of years. It has become a basic necessity. How do you stand out from the crowd? You can stand out by speaking 3 languages: Bahasa Indonesia, English & Mandarin. Mandarin is the language that’s spoken by the most people in the world.  With the rise of China, Tri-lingual talents in Indonesia can be the bridge between China & the rest of the world.

We live in an era where we have the power to change our fate and Indonesians are well positioned to catch the train 🚂 to the future

You must catch this window period, achieve Mandarin proficiency in the shortest period of time possible. Down the road, you will definitely thank yourself for the choice & sacrifice you made now.

On top of that, have you thought of becoming a global talent that can work in international companies at the comfort of your home? Some of you here may already be living that dream! Staying in Indonesia but working for Singapore, Taiwan, Hongkong and China companies. :)

Tri-lingual talent will not only understand the languages, but also understand the working culture and thinking process of the east and west. There aren’t many such talents if you look around the world.

That’s the reason why we want to take various initiatives and create the opportunities and platforms for young Indonesian to rise up and become internationally competitive mandarin talents

All the best and see you at the top!

About Hendri Zhang

Hendri Zhang
Co-Founder & CEO

Hendri graduated with a degree in Master of Science in Technopreneurship and Innovation Programme from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and obtained a Graduate Diploma in Innovation from University of Washington in 2008. In 2007, he obtained his honours degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE) with a Minor in Chinese from NTU. He completed Peking University HSBC Business School’s Executive Development Programme in Entrepreneurship in 2017. 

He is a National Infocomm Scholarship holder provided by Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore. He was the top ‘O’ Level student in Singapore in 2000. He is a certified NLP Practitioner, DISC Trainer and holder of Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment. He obtained his HSK Level 6 Certificate with a score of 272 in 2017 and Certificate for Teachers of Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (CTCSOL) in 2018.

Hendri was the President of the NTU Electrical & Electronic Engineering Alumni Association (EEEAA) from 2009-2018 & instrumental in transforming EEEAA into one of the best & most active Alumni Associations in NTU. With his belief in Warren Bennis’ leadership philosophy: “Leadership is all about Ideas, Relationships & An Adventure”, he successfully led & motivated his people into creating a culture of fun, innovation & teamwork in his organisation.

Hendri is the Founding Member and has been serving as the Member of NTU Alumni Council since 2016 until present, playing an important role in furthering the vision and mission of the University. He was awarded the Nanyang Alumni Service Award in 2010 for his outstanding contribution to the university. 

NTU EEE Alumni Association

With more than 10 years of experience in the education industry, Hendri has conducted Conversational Chinese, Business Chinese & HSK preparatory courses to working adults in Singapore.  He is familiar with Chinese culture and is actively studying & researching on Chinese history, economy & businesses. Hendri was also a highly sought-after trainer who has conducted life skills workshops such as resume writing, interview skills, public speaking and leadership workshops for various primary schools, secondary schools & tertiary institutions such as NTU, NUS & SIT in Singapore. 

Hendri was a project manager and planning engineer with SingTel Mobile from 2007 – 2010, co-founder of Life Training & Development LLP from 2010 – 2016. Currently, he is a partner of Elite Linguistic Network LLP in Singapore and Co-founder and CEO of IndoPanda Elite Akademi in Indonesia.