Zidu Zhang

  • Professional Experience and Education
    • Canadian Solar (USA) Inc.
    • Master of Science in Accounting, Fordham University
    • Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Cincinnati
    • Bachelor of Economics and Management, Beijing Jiaotong University
  • Why did you join Piacente?

    I joined Piacente because of its top-notch reputation, the chance to work with experienced, senior professionals and their client book of well-known listed companies in various frontier fields. It is an ideal platform from which to start and develop a career in investor relations.

  • What aspect of IR do you enjoy most?

    As an investor relations consultant, I am in touch daily with many listed company clients across varied industries, giving me a great vantage point to study business models across various fields. This has really broadened my expertise in multiple industries while also building my analytical skills.

  • What is the most important value Piacente provides to its clients?

    As China’s IR industry leader, Piacente is committed to deeply understanding each client’s business and industry. It’s the foundation that enables us to provide truly value-added services and advise our clients in their unique situations, while helping investors gain an in-depth understanding of their value and financial brand.

  • What part of your background has helped you succeed in IR?

    I worked in client asset management in the United States for more than three years, so I have extensive experience with clients across an array of multi-national companies and investment banks. I am a skilled and efficient communicator, which is also essential to success in IR. My background in finance also gives me great sensitivity to the capital markets, which is helpful for analysis of trends, and aids my understanding of clients’ business models as well as their financial management indicators. My years in the U.S. also cultivated excellent English communication skills, both spoken and written.

  • What do you think makes Piacente a unique place to work?

    Piacente is known for the excellent, personalized service we provide our clients. Our unique team culture also prioritizes excellence through innovation and collaboration, encouraging me to think more creatively. Furthermore, serving our broad roster of elite clients has exposed me to cutting-edge, trendy business models in various industry verticals, which is a major boon to my career development.