Mr Zhang Xingbo, as Vice President of CAO, leads the Group’s operations and aviation marketing functions. Mr Zhang also assists the CEO in the development, execution of trading strategies for the trading businesses of the Group. He is concurrently the President of North American Fuel Corporation (“NAFCO”) and is responsible for the overall North America country operations, overseeing the financial and reporting functions as well as the risk management function at NAFCO. His responsibilities also include advising the CEO on all aspects of business operations, which encompasses development and investment opportunities, with a focus on growing the Group’s aviation marketing business worldwide, in support of the Group’s strategic objectives related to its global portfolio of business and activities. He is also a Director of NAFCO and China National Aviation Fuel TSN-PEK Pipeline Transportation Corporation Ltd.
Mr Zhang has over 20 years of experience in the oil industry, having accumulated extensive experience in China National Aviation Fuel Group Limited’s (“CNAF”) procurement, trading and international business divisions in Asia Pacific and Europe. From 2011 to 2014, he was the Deputy General Manager of International Business at CNAF, where he was in charge of its overseas subsidiaries and the aviation business outside China. Prior to this role, he worked as Vice President at China Aviation Oil (Hong Kong) Company Ltd for more than 3 years, focusing on the expansion of the aviation marketing business. He was seconded to CAO as Deputy General Manager between June 2007 to June 2008, where he assisted in the management and operations of CAO. Mr Zhang started his career with China Aviation Oil Supply Corporation (the predecessor of CNAF) in 1993 where he was responsible for logistics coordination and procurement operations, specialising in the procurement of jet fuel imports to meet the needs of China’s civil aviation industry.
Mr Zhang holds a Bachelor and a Postgraduate degree in Arts (English major) from Lanzhou University. He is also an Associate Professor of Translation.