David T. Zhang

Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company

David T. Zhang, aged 56, has been an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company since June 2012.


Mr.Zhang has also been a partner of Kirkland & Ellis 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. Additionally, 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.


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 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.