China TransInfo Technology Corp., a provider of intelligent transportation solutions and traffic information services in China through its affiliate, China TransInfo Technology Group Co., Ltd., has appointed Roger (Rong) Zhang as the company's new chief financial officer, effective January 1, 2011.
Prior to joining China TransInfo, from 2009 to 2010, Zhang worked in Beijing as the Chief Financial Officer of China Vocational Training Holdings Co., Ltd.. Backed by major venture capital and private equity firms, CVT is the largest automotive technician training school chain in China. In this position, Zhang led the finance function to support the strategic development of the company including various business expansion initiatives through merger and acquisitions. From 2007 to 2008, Zhang worked in Beijing for Taizinai Group, as its chief financial officer. Taizinai Group is a major company in China's beverage market. In this position, Zhang was mainly responsible for advising the company on its IPO preparation in related to the finance function, as well as working with investors in relation to equity financing. From 2005 to 2007, Zhang worked in Hong Kong and Shanghai as the Asia Pacific Controller of DraftFCB as well as the Asia Pacific Lead Area Controller of Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. (DraftFCB's parent company), one of the world's largest advertising and marketing services companies. In this position, Zhang developed, led and mentored the controllership teams of DraftFCB and Interpublic Group of Companies, Inc. in 14 Asia Pacific countries and areas.
From 2004 to 2005, Zhang worked in Atlanta, Georgia as a Senior Analyst and Project Leader at MCI, Inc., now a telecommunications subsidiary of Verizon Communications. In this position, Zhang was responsible for leading a project to implement internal controls for the compliance of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 for MCI's International Line Cost Accounting Group. From 1997 to 2004, Zhang worked in several finance and accounting positions in the United States, including as a Senior Analyst in Atlanta at ACSI Network Technologies, a telecommunications company that specialized in fiber optic broadband services; Senior Auditor at Union Camp Corporation and International Paper, and as a Staff Auditor at Deloitte & Touche's Atlanta office. He began his career in 1987 in China at Shanghai Taishan Ceramics Ltd. (a Sino-U.S. Joint Venture) as a Finance Manager.
Zhang holds an MBA in accounting degree from J. Mack Robinson School of Business, Georgia State University, and Master of Arts degree in Economics from Georgia State University, and Master of Sciences degree in Environmental Science from East China Normal University in Shanghai. He is a U.S. Certified Public Accountant.