Shanghai University, Deputy Vice President
Xiaotian Zhang is the Associate Vice President of Shanghai University and the Director General of SHU Global. He is a SHU Professor of International Business; EU Jean Monnet Professor of Entrepreneurship at Shanghai University; MMI Fellow of International Business at Oulu Business School; and EMCC Fellow at the Stockholm Business School. He is a former Rajawali Fellow at the ASH CENTER of Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University and a Visiting Scholar at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
Previously, he worked as the Vice Rector for Science at the University of International Business in Almaty; Honorary Dean of Higher School of Economics at Al-Farani Kazakh National University; Ast. Professor in International Business and Entrepreneurship at the University of Southern Denmark, and he served as the Chairman of the Board, EUChina Higher Education Association, the Director of International Cooperation at the University of Oulu, Finland; Deputy Director of the Center for Asian and Emerging Market Research, and Chief Officer of International Relations (Asia) at the Rector’s Office of University of Tartu. He also consulted ministries and other governmental organizations for large-scale cross-country projects. Xiaotian holds a PhD in Economics, an MSc. Econ (Honorary), an MiM, BBA, HEDA and a number of other degrees. He lectures at a number of leading universities in Asia and Europe, and conducts his research activities through active cooperation and academic visits to leading institutions in Finland, Denmark, Sweden, China and the UK.
As an entrepreneur, Xiaotian has founded six companies and acted as the Chairman of the Board for five firms in Estonia, Belarus, Finland, Denmark and China. Xiaotian Zhang is honoured to be a member of the Academy of International Business (AIB), the European Institute for Advanced Studies of Management (EIASM) and the European International Business Academy (EIBA). He is also a member of the Harvard Club of Beijing and the Harvard Club of Shanghai.