Paladin Energy appoints Wendong Zhang as director
Mr. Zhang joined HOPU in 2012 and is a senior managing director, head of international, primarily focused on international co-operation and outbound investments.
With 23 years of experience in financial services and international capital markets, Mr. Zhang was among the first-generation Chinese bankers on Wall Street working with Morgan Stanley, UBS and Citi across New York, Hong Kong and Beijing. He also co-founded two boutique investment advisory firms focusing on China opportunities.
Mr. Zhang has completed advisory, financing and investment transactions for local clients, and established relationships with leading players in various sectors including conventional energy, nuclear utilities and natural resources.
Between 1991 and 2000, Mr. Zhang worked at Morgan Stanley and in 1992 he was transferred from New York to Hong Kong and became one of the first members of the firm's China investment banking team, with a primary focus and responsibility on international bond issuance by China's Ministry of Finance and major financial institutions, as well as advising global clients in China.
In 1994, Mr. Zhang's focus expanded to include initial public offerings and financing transactions for many large Chinese state-owned enterprises.
Between 2004 and 2006, Mr. Zhang was co-head of China investment banking for UBS, and led the development and execution of more than $3-billion of financing and advisory transactions in energy, natural resources and financial services.
Between 2007 and 2008, he was responsible for deal origination and execution of China investment banking business at Citi, primarily focused on the private sector and completing more than $1-billion of financing and advisory transactions in natural resources, energy, chemical and media. ■