Job Title : Director General, Torch High Technology Industry Development Center, Ministry of Science and Technology
Mr. Zhang Zhihong is the Director General of Torch High Technology Industry Development Center (TORCH), the Ministry of Science andTechnology (MOST), P. R. China. Mr. Zhang has been playing an active role to promote the high technology development in China since he joined Torch Center in 1995, where he served as a division director and dedicated his wisdom and effort to the development of hi-tech zones. His extraordinary contribution was widely recognized and his extending understanding on the hi-tech industry profoundly influenced the development of hi-tech zones. In 2004, he was raised to the position of the Deputy Director General of TORCH. In 2007, he was transferred to the Department of High Technology Development and Industrialization of MOST and served as the Deputy Director General in charge of energy and transportation. Because of his outstanding performance Mr.Zhang was promoted to a DG level officer in 2011 and delegated by MOST to Torch with the position of Executive Deputy Director General. 2 Years later he was promoted to his present position. Mr. Zhang graduated from Tsinghua University with a Bachelor degree and from Huazhong University of Science and Technology with a master degree in the year of 1986. In the year of 2000, he graduated from Huazhong University
of Science and Technology, with the Master Degree of Management.