Xiaotian Zhang
Xiaotian Zhang Ph.D.

Dean, BRIIB Institute, Shanghai University

Prof. Dr. Xiaotian Zhang is an expert in the internationalization of higher education. He held several senior leadership positions at the QS World's Top 500 universities in Asia and Europe. His managerial experiences include Associate Vice President (International) of Shanghai University; Director-General of SHU Global in Shanghai; Vice-Rector and Head of Estonian Business School in Finland; Member the Board of Directors of Sino-European School of Technology of Shanghai; Vice-Rector and Chairman of University Council at the University of International Business in Almaty; and Honorary Dean of Higher School of Economics and Business at Al-Farabi Kazakh National University among others.

As an academic, Xiaotian is SHU Distinguished Professor of International Business and EU Jean Monnet Professor of Entrepreneurship. 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. He taught at over 50 universities globally and held full-time academic positions at the University of Southern Denmark, Stockholm University, University of Oulu, and University of Tartu. He is a Member of Harvard Club of Beijing and Harvard Club of Shanghai. He is also the Principle Advisor of Cambridge Innovation Academic based at St. John's Innovation Centre of the University of Cambridge. Prof. Zhang holds a PhD in Economics, an MSc. Econ (Honorary), an MiM, BBA, HEDA and a number of other degrees. He is currently supervising six doctoral candidates in Europe and Asia.