Yong Zhang founded the Company in 1997 and is the chairman of the board of directors and, through September 2013, he also served as the Company’s chief executive officer. Mr. Zhang has more than 20 years of working experience in the real estate industry. Prior to founding the Company, he worked at several construction and property development companies, including Zhengzhou City Construction and Development Inc. and China Antai Real Estate Development Inc. Mr. Zhang is also the vice chairman of Henan Real Estate Association, a member of China Democratic National Construction Association and a deputy to the 12th People’s Congress of Henan Province in China. Mr. Zhang received a Ph.D. in finance from Renmin University of China in 2014, an executive master’s degree in business administration from Tsinghua University in 2005 and a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Henan Zhongzhou University in 1985.
Director and Chief Executive Officer
Lizhou Zhang was appointed as the Company’s chief executive officer and a director of the Company effective July 2016. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Zhang worked at Wanda Group for nearly seven years with different positions. Since January 2014, Mr. Zhang served as General Manager at Wanda One UK Co., Ltd. From 2011 to 2013, Mr. Zhang served as Assistant to the President of Wanda Group and General Manager of the Northern Project Management Centre and Operation Centre of Wanda Commercial Management Company. Prior to this role, Mr. Zhang served as General Manager at two different city companies of the Wanda Group. Mr. Zhang holds a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Management from Chongqing University, and a Master Degree in Monetary Banking from Dongbei University of Finance and Economics.
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Xuefeng Li was appointed as the Company’s interim chief financial officer effective June 2018. Mr. Li joined Xinyuan in February 2017 as the general manager of the Company's financial management department. Before joining Xinyuan, Mr. Li worked for China Wanda Group and held senior management positions in its various subsidiaries including Wanda Hotels, Wanda Commercial Real Estate, Wanda Kids Entertainment, Wanda E-Commerce and Wanda Culture Group. Mr. Li has 16 years of experience in accounting, financial management, and capital operations. He graduated from Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in 2002 with a bachelor's degree in taxation and a master's degree in accounting. In 2004, he obtained the Chinese Certified Public Accountant designation.