The HEART & SOUL of CEA
Our CEA leadership team is international, diverse and committed to creating life-changing schools and places for all stakeholders
Ayahi Suda is a graduate of Tokyo University and was raised in an environment surrounded by a family of educators. At the age of 26, she started her own international early years education centre in the heart of Tokyo.
After moving to England in 2009 with her husband Fei-Fei she continued her education at University of the Arts London and The Royal Drawing School. Ayahi then worked at Sotheby's headquarters. After returning to Japan in 2015, she co-founded Clarence Education Asia.
Fei-Fei Hu is a British-Chinese entrepreneur living and working between Tokyo, Hokkaido, London and Shanghai. Alongside his wife Ayahi, he is co-founder of CEA.
An assistant to His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales for 8 years from 2007-2015, Fei-Fei served as Secretary of The Prince’s Foundation (China) based in Clarence House and St. James’s Palace, UK. He studied Philosophy at Waseda University and University of Oxford.
Heads of Schools
Kirsten O'Connor, Senior Education Advisor
Aiko Kanayama, Senior Legal Advisor
PEOPLE WITH PASSION
Our people have entered CEA Group at various stages in their careers. Everything they do is driven by positive outcomes for pupils, places and communities.
PLACES WITH PURPOSE
Our places are designed with beauty and playfulness in mind. All CEA locations feel different and, in turn, inspire limitless possibilities for generations to come