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Moringa School CEO steps down from her role as the developer school goes fully online

Audrey Cheng, co-founder and CEO of Moringa School has voluntarily stepped down from her position as the company’s CEO after over 6.5 years at the helm.

Cheng will transition to an Executive Board Director role at the company and will continue in her capacity as CEO until a new CEO has been confirmed. has learned that Moringa School’s COO, Meredith Karazin, will take on the role of President, managing all internal operations.

“My belief is that we need energetic leaders who can bring in unique strengths and perspectives, and who are committed to our future vision,” Audrey said in a statement. “So after co-founding Moringa in 2014 and 6.5 years at the helm, I have decided to transition from CEO to an active Board Director role. As a company, we are driving goals with more clarity than we’ve ever had before, and we have a strong team that’s only getting stronger even as we steer our focus towards online learning.”

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Launched in 2014, Moringa​ has trained over 1,800 students through its prep program and graduated 700+ students from its immersive and outcomes-focused core program. With the advent of COVID, the firm sees great opportunities ahead and aims to adapt itself to this future.

During COVID-19, Moringa quickly moved all its classes online and has since gone on to successfully fill 6 Online Class Intakes for its SoftwareDevelopment​ and Data​ Science Courses.​

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“Being that our product has moved fully online for the foreseeable future, much of our former operating structure has been reevaluated,” said Meredith. “This requires a re-allocation of our staff towards our immediate objective of providing quality and value to students in an online context.”

Moringa School’s great pivot to remote work and learning follows a similar move by Andela, a software training academy with backing from Chan and Mark Zuckerberg. Moringa School’s new CEO is expected to put the right strategy, resources, and talent to push in into its newfound remote future.

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​“Audrey​ has made an enormous contribution to our students and the tech ecosystem through co-founding and expanding Moringa. She has been an incredible leader and will, without a doubt, continue to have an impact on tech training through her active Board Director role,” concluded Meredith.

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Sam Wakoba
Sam Wakoba
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