Zhang Yun
张云
BornMay 1959 (age 62)
EducationLanzhou University
South China Agricultural University
Wuhan University
OccupationEconomist, banker
Years active1982 - 2015
OrganizationAgricultural Bank of China (ABC)
TitlePresident of Agricultural Bank of China
TermJanuary 2009 - November 2015
PredecessorXiang Junbo[1]
SuccessorZhao Huan[2]
Political partyCommunist Party of China

Zhang Yun (simplified Chinese: 张云; traditional Chinese: 張雲; pinyin: Zhāng Yún; born May 1959) is a Chinese economist and banker who served as president of Agricultural Bank of China (ABC) from January 2009 to December 2015.[3] He had also served as vice-president and deputy party chief of the bank. In November 2015 he was taken away by the anti-graft authorities.[4] He spent over 30 years working at the bank and was appointed vice-chairman, president and deputy secretary of the Party committee at the bank in 2009. Zhang Yun is so far the most high-profile bank executive in China caught since Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping's continues an anti-graft dragnet at all levels of government, military and ruling Communist Party. His predecessor, Xiang Junbo, was also sacked for graft.[5]

Biography

Zhang was born in May 1959 in Dali County, Shaanxi. He entered Lanzhou University in January 1978, majoring in political economics, where he graduated in January 1982. He also studied at South China Agricultural University and Wuhan University as a part-time student. Beginning in July 1985, he served in several posts in Agricultural Bank of China (ABC), including assistant president of Shenzhen branch of Agricultural Bank of China, vice-president of Guangdong branch of Agricultural Bank of China, and president of Guangxi branch of Agricultural Bank of China. Agricultural Bank of China, one of China's four massive, state-owned banks, is ranked as the world's third-largest bank with $2.7 trillion in assets, according to S&P Global. In March 2001, he was appointed assistant president of Agricultural Bank of China, nine month later, he rose to become vice-president. In January 2009 he was promoted again to become president and deputy party chief of the bank, replacing Xiang Junbo. In November 2015 he was taken away by the authorities under investigation as Communist Party General Secretary Xi Jinping's continues a campaign against corruption at all levels of government. Zhang resigned in the following month.[6][7][8][9]

References

  1. ^ "Xiang Junbo-Finance- CHINESE WHO'S WHO". chinesewhoswho.org. 2011. Retrieved 31 March 2011.
  2. ^ 光大原行长赵欢接掌农行 组织部门已宣布任命. sina (in Chinese). 2016-01-15.
  3. ^ "Top China banker asked to assist with probe: Report". yahoo.com. 2015-11-02.
  4. ^ "Agricultural Bank President Taken Away to Assist With Probe: Report". CNBC. 2015-11-02.
  5. ^ 中国保险监督管理委员会原党委书记、主席项俊波,中央纪委驻财政部纪检组原组长、财政部原党组成员莫建成严重违纪被开除党籍和公职 (in Chinese). CCDI. 2017-09-23. Retrieved 2017-09-23.
  6. ^ 农行行长张云因“个人原因”辞职 此前被调查. ifeng (in Chinese). 2015-12-04.
  7. ^ 农行行长张云被降为正处 曾被原副行长当庭举报. sohu (in Chinese). 2015-11-03.
  8. ^ 农行行长张云辞职 涉违规贷款私生活有问题(图). china.com (in Chinese). 2015-12-04.
  9. ^ 农行行长张云因“个人原因”辞职 而真相其实是. hexun.com (in Chinese). 2015-12-05.
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