Board of Directors
CanCham Shanghai is led by a Board of Directors composed of 11 elected directors and 1 ex-officio director. The directors are either Canadian MNCs’ representatives or Canadian entrepreneurs running their own business in China. They represent Canadian industrial diversity and strength on the business scene in China. Board members are responsible for forming and driving the policies as well as providing guidance on all the activities of the Chamber.
Vice Chair Ex-Officio
President and CEO
Manulife-Sinochem Life Insurance Co., Ltd.
Ms. ZHANG Kai became President and CEO of Manulife-Sinochem in February 2016, before that, she was EVP and Head of Consumer Bank at Citi China. Kai has over 20 years of financial services experience in North America and Asia. She joined Citi’s Corporate Strategy and M&A Group in New York in 2004, and later took the role of Regional Head of Sales and Distribution with Citi Asia Pacific Consumer Bank in 2006. Prior to joining Citi, Ms. Zhang worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company (New York) and an actuarial analyst with Watson Wyatt Worldwide (Washington, D.C.)
Kai holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA in Economics from Mount Holyoke College. She was born and raised in Nanjing before moving to the United States to pursue her undergraduate and graduate studies. She returned to China since early 2008 and is now based in Shanghai. She is married with two children.