Chinese authorities have shut down a Beijing kindergarten operated by RYB Education, a U.S.-listed education firm, following reports of alleged sexual abuse. Joel Getz, a former executive at the Clinton Foundation, is an Independent Director at RYB Education and the Senior Associate Dean for Development and Alumni Relations at Yale University.
Mr. Joel A. Getz is Independent Director of the Company. Prior to that, Mr. Getz served as Director of Development for the William J. Clinton Foundation in New York and was President of the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City,” reports Reuters.
Getz joined Yale University from the Clinton Foundation, where he served as the Director of Development, overseeing the organization’s “charitable, educational, and economic development initiatives.”
“Mr. Getz was instrumental in creating a formal development operation for the Clinton Foundation, which raised in excess of $135 million annually,” says his Yale bio.
A Chinese kindergarten run by a US-listed group is under investigation after claims of sexual molestation and needle marks on children. Parents say their children were stripped naked, given unknown “white pills” and “brown syrup”.
The scandal broke out at the nursery in Beijing’s eastern suburb of Guanzhuang. The incidents were reported in two groups; each had some 25 children aged from 2 to 6. The kindergarten is run by RYB Education Institution, which is currently listed on the New York Stock Exchange.