Dragon Pharmaceutical Inc. (OTC BB: DRUG; TSX: DDD) today announced the appointment of Mr. Xiaochun Zhang as the General Manager of the Company’s Chinese operations.
As the General Manager of our Chinese operations, Mr. Zhang is responsible for the overall operational and sales and marketing management of the Pharma and Chemical divisions. Such responsibilities will be extended to cover the Biotech division after its relocation from its current location in Nanjing city.
Mr. Zhang has 20 years of expertise in large-scale fermentation processes as a chemical engineer together with operational experience with various Chinese and international pharmaceutical companies. Prior to joining Dragon, Mr. Zhang was the Deputy General Manager of Aurobindo Bio-pharma Co. Ltd. in Datong, China, a subsidiary of one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in India. Mr. Zhang started his career as an engineer in the fermentation workshop in Zhangjiakou Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., and became the Deputy General Manager of the company in 1997. In the same year, Mr. Zhang was appointed as the General Manager of GIST-Brocades Pharmaceutical Ltd., a joint venture in China between Zhangjiakou Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. and Netherlands?DSM, one of largest chemical companies in the world.
Mr. Zhang holds a Bachelor degree in chemical mechanical engineering from Hebei University of Technology and is currently participating in an Executive MBA program from the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration. Mr. Zhang is based in our office in Datong city, China.