Mr. S M Zhang
Chairman of the board of directors of Banco Well Link S.A.
Mr. S M Zhang has extensive experience in international banking management. He obtained an undergraduate degree in English Literature from Fudan University in China in 1978, then studied at McGill University in Canada as an exchange student. In 1981, he returned to China and worked in the Ministry of Finance, and obtained a Master’s degree of Public Administration from University of the District of Columbia in 1985. In June 1997, he completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School.
From 1981 to 1993, he worked in the PRC Ministry of Finance as Deputy Director. From 1993 to 2005, he had held various senior positions included Managing Director for China, Vice President, Deputy President and several management committees chairperson at the World Bank Group. He worked for Citibank's US headquarters as Global Chairman of the Public Sector since 2006, and from 2009 to 2016 as President of Asia Pacific of Citigroup.
He served as a Non-Executive Director at Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong from 2007 to 2010, and as a member of the Hong Kong Association of Banks from 2008 to 2012. He is one of the few bankers in China with international perspective and experience. Mr. S M Zhang has a high reputation in China and Hong Kong's financial community.