Yu (Brian) Chen joined Xinyuan in February 2019 as an Assistant President and the General Manager of the Company's Capital Markets department. Before joining Xinyuan, Mr. Chen held senior management positions in various publicly listed companies including Pacific Securities, RioCan REIT, Husky Injection Molding Systems, MDS, and ZTE. He has close to two decades of experience in accounting, financial management, business turnarounds, and capital market operations. Mr. Chen received his Bachelor of Economics from Peking University in 1998 and his MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University in 2004. He also obtained CPA designations from Canada in 2007 and the U.S. in 2010.
Chief Executive Officer, Chairman and Executive Director
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.