Appointed: July 2007
Second term expires: 30 June 2017
Dr Zhang previously worked as Chief Accountant and Director General of the Department of International Affairs at the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).
He has been actively involved in accounting standard‑setting and implementation issues, auditor oversight, and cross-border regulatory co-operation issues at the CSRC and through his work with the International Organization of Securities Commissions.
From 1998 and 2004 respectively, Dr Zhang was a member of the China Accounting Standards Committee and the China Auditing Standards Committee.
Before joining the CSRC, he was Head of the Department of Accounting at Shanghai University of Finance & Economics (SUFE) where he also received his PhD in economics.
Dr Zhang was a PhD supervisor at SUFE from 1993 and at Tsinghua University from 2000.
He has published a number of articles and monographs on issues related to accounting, corporate governance, and globalisation.