Dr. Zhang is CFO of Yancoal Australia (ASX: YAL, HKEx: 3668) since March 2014, and CEO of Yankuang Ozstar since March 2018. Before Yancoal, Lei worked as the Senior Vice President of SK Great China (2013-2014), as General Manager of Shell Commercial Finance & M&A (2012-2013), as Managing Director & CFO of Chinalco Mining Company International (HKEx: 3883, privatized at 2018) and CFO of Chinalco Overseas Holding (2010-2012), as the Vice President of Siemens Ltd. China and CFO of Siemens Real Estate North Asia (2008-2010), M&A Director of Siemens Asia Pacific (2004-2008), and Senior Manager at Siemens Financial Services (1997-2004). Lei also worked at ING Bank and Citic before Siemens. Lei has working experience at China, Peru, Australia and Germany.
Lei led many M&A, IPO, Private Equity fund, and construction projects. Like Yancoal acquisition of C&A from Rio Tinto US$ 2.67 billion (2017) with equity rights issue US$2.5 billion, HVO coal mine JV set up between Yancoal and Glencore US$2.4 billion (2018) , Yancoal HKIPO HK$1.2 billion (2018), Chinalco Mining HKIPO HK$2.8 billion (2012), CoGP fund between SK and Fosun US$50 million (2013), Peru Toromocho copper mine greenfield construction US$3.5 billion (2010-2012), Siemens Shanghai Building construction RMB1.0 billion (2010)
Lei is the committee member of 3rd China Central SOE Association (2011), the committee member of China Chamber of Commerce Australia – CCCA, Master-mentor at Beijing National Accounting Institute. Lei published one book called “Effects and Determinants of FDI at China Manufacture Industry”, and more than 10 papers. Lei received the PHD at Economics from the China Academy of Social Science Institute, MBA from Peking University, Bachelor Degree at Finance of Capital University of Economics and Trade, and had 1-year senior executive training at Siemens Leadership Centre in Germany. Lei is qualified CPA of Australia and USA, China Inter-bank Market Dealer and China Bond Market Trader.