President, Bombardier China
Mr. Jianwei Zhang was appointed President, Bombardier China in February 2010. Mr. Zhang's responsibilities include providing advice, coordination and leadership in the management of the company's relationships with various Chinese government entities, as well as strategic support for management of relations with other key jurisdictions.
He is responsible for developing new business and for coordinating all of Bombardier’s activities in China. This includes assisting the management of seven manufacturing joint ventures and eight Wholly Foreign Owned Enterprise (WFOE), as well as working across the various product divisions to ensure a coordinated strategic approach to the business in China.
Mr. Zhang began his career at Bombardier as a project manager in 1995. Since then, he has held a variety of positions with rapidly increasing responsibility. He was promoted to Director, Projects and Business Development in 1997 and to Vice President of Bombardier Transportation, China in 1998. In 2005, he was named Chief Country Representative supporting both Bombardier Transportation and Bombardier Aerospace.
Prior to joining Bombardier, Mr. Zhang held several academic appointments as a Teaching Assistant and as an Assistant Professor. In addition, he was a senior government officer at the municipal level in China from 1975 to 1982.
Mr. Zhang graduated from Tianjin University in 1982 with an engineering degree (internal combustion engines). He received his MBA from Université de Montréal (Canada) in 1991 and his Doctorate in Administration from Université de Montréal in 1996. His specialization was enterprise strategy. In addition to his Doctoral Dissertation, he is the author of several articles on management science published in Canada and France.
Mr. Zhang sits on several standing committees of professional magazines as well as several Boards of Directors and advisory committees.