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Jim Zhang – Member of the Board of Directors, Volvo Car Corporation

Jim Zhang - Member of the Board of Directors, Volvo Car Corporation

Born: 1955

Professional experience:

2014- Present

Founding Partner & Chairman, Daotong Investment Fund/Forever Nature Capital Foundation

2008- 2013

Managing Director North Asia Region, The Nature Conservancy

2005- 2008

Chairman, Beijing Link Capital


President & CEO, Asiainfo


Executive Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, Ericsson China

1998- 2001

Executive Vice President North Region, Ericsson China



A highly experienced telecom executive and investor, Xingsheng (Jim) Zhang was born in Hunan, China in 1955. After attending Beijing University of Posts & Telecommunications in the 1970s, he joined the Beijing Telecom Administration as an engineer. In the late 1980s he switched to the China International Telecom Construction Corporation, a part of the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications. Some years later, in 1992, he joined Ericsson’s China operations and held a variety of positions before becoming Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer for Ericsson China. Between 2003 and 2005 he acted as President & CEO of Asiainfo, followed by a stint as Chairman of Beijing Link Capital and Managing Director for the North Asia Region of The Nature Conservancy. Since 2014 he has been Chairman of the Daotong Investment Fund. Outside work, Mr Zhang enjoys golf, skiing and scuba diving.

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