Mr Zhang was appointed as the Group’s Chief Strategy Officer on 20 January 2021 and he is responsible for assisting the Group's Executive Chairman with strategic planning, growth strategy and capital planning of the Group. He will also assist the board of directors and management team to market and promote the Group's business development activities in Singapore and globally.
With a background in global market research and a strong understanding of multiple market segments, Mr Zhang has more than 10 years of experience in investment management and investor relations. In addition, he has extensive experience in business development and expansion, especially in the area of "new-retail" business. Previously from September 2016 to April 2018, Mr Zhang served as the Company's Executive Director and Director of investor relations, where he was responsible for the planning and implementation of group strategy and public business strategy.
From 2006 to 2009, Mr. Zhang was a Manager at Beijing Zhidi Investment Management Co., Ltd and from 2009 to 2013, he was Investment Director of Beijing Quandaxingye Investment Management Co., Ltd. and subsequently he was promoted to Vice General Manager of Beijing Quandaxingye Investment Management Co., Ltd, from 2013 to 2016.
Mr. Zhang graduated from Tsinghua University with a Bachelor of Engineering Physics and he also hold an MBA from China University of Political Science and Law.
Tay Ai Li
Ms Tay was appointed as Financial Controller of the Group on 17 October 2016. She is in charge of the Company's financial and accounting functions in Singapore and responsible for overseeing the financial reporting, accounting functions, risk management and compliance requirements relating to the Group.
Ms Tay joined the Group in July 2009 as Group Accountant. In 2014, she was promoted to Finance Manager. Prior joining the Group, Ms Tay had over 4 years of auditing experiences in one of the Big 4 accounting firms. She is a Chartered Accountant with the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants and holds a Bachelor Degree in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She was formerly a member of Punggol North Citizens Consultative Committee and the Young Professional Advisory Committee under Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.