Mr. ZHANG Shangzhi (張尚稚)
Shangzhi Zhang, aged 67, joined our Group and was appointed as a Director on June 24, 2016. Mr. Zhang is responsible for participating in decision making of important matters of our Group. Mr. Zhang has more than 30 years of experience in the hotel industry and in foreign trade. Mr. Zhang has been the executive director of Tianjin Amis Hotel Management Company since 2009. He acted as general delegate of Accor Hotel Group in China from January 1999 to December 2008, during which he was concurrently appointed as the executive director and general manager of Tianjin Accor Hotel Management Co., Ltd. (天津雅高酒店管理有限公司) in March 2003, and was responsible for brand Ibis’ development and operation in China. He successively served as head of manager office, assistant to general manager and deputy general manager at China Export Commodity Bases Development Corporation (中國出口商品基地建設 總公司), from January 1993 to 1998. Prior to that, Mr. Zhang held several positions at the Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade of PRC (中華人民共和國對外經濟貿易部) from February 1978 to December 1992. He was third secretary of the Commercial Bureau of Chinese Embassy in Zaire from October 1981 to September 1985. Mr. Zhang graduated from the University of International Business and Economics (對外經濟 貿易大學) (formerly known as Beijing Institute of Foreign Trade (北京對外貿易學院)) in the PRC with a major in French in January 1978. He studied for “joint interpreting and conference service” program at the Commission of the European Communities in Brussels from September 1987 to February 1988 and the French National School of Administration (École Nationale D’administration) in France from 1990 to 1991. In 2014, Mr. Zhang received the medal award of “Chevalier de Legion d’honneur” from French government.