David T. Zhang
Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company
David T. Zhang, aged 58, has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since June 2012. Mr. Zhang has also been a senior corporate partner in the Hong Kong office of Kirkland & Ellis International LLP, a leading international law firm. Admitted to the practice of law in the State of New York, USA and based in Hong Kong, Mr. Zhang specializes in securities offerings and M&A transactions. He has extensive experience representing Chinese issuers and leading investment banks in US initial public offerings, Hong Kong initial public offerings and other Rule 144A and Regulation S offerings of equity, debt and convertible securities. Mr. Zhang has represented a number of leading private equity funds, multinational corporations and sovereign wealth funds in connection with their investments and M&A transactions in the Greater China region and Southeast Asia. In addition, Mr. Zhang has successfully guided China-based companies listed in the Unites States and Hong Kong through complex mission-critical moments, counselling leaders and boards of directors on high-stakes matters at the intersection of litigation, regulatory enforcement, reputation and public policy. Mr. Zhang has been rated as a top capital markets attorney by Chambers Global, Legal 500 Asia Pacific, IFLR1000 and Chambers Asia Pacific. Prior to joining Kirkland & Ellis International LLP in August 2011, Mr. Zhang was a partner of Latham & Watkins LLP, a leading international law firm, for eight years. Mr. Zhang graduated from Beijing Foreign Studies University in 1981 and received his J.D. degree from Tulane University Law School in 1991.