Director, Chairman of the Board
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.
Yuan (Helen) Zhang
Chief Financial Officer
Yuan Zhang was appointed as the Company’s chief financial officer effective September 2016. Prior to her appointment as the CFO, Ms. Zhang has been working for the Company for over seven years and has held a number of senior level roles including Financial Controller, interim CFO, Board Secretary and Assistant President with Xinyuan. She has nearly two decades of experience in accounting, finance and investor relations having worked for companies with public listings in mainland China, Hong Kong and the United States. Her career encompasses working at China National Metals & Minerals Import & Export Corp.; China Netcom Group Company Ltd.; TechFaith Wireless Technology Ltd.; Baidu, Inc. and Sohu.com Inc. Ms. Zhang received her Bachelor in Economics from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China and her MBA from the Fordham University in 2001.