Xiangning Zhang is a corporate affiliate visiting fellow at Shorenstein APARC for 2007-2008.
Zhang is the Vice President of PetroChina Foreign Cooperation Administration Department, the Director of Circum-Pacific Council (CPC) and a member of the Committee for the Petroleum Association of China(CAPG).
Zhang received both his bachelors and masters degree from Southwest Petroleum University. He is currently a PhD candidate at Chengdu University of Technology. Since graduation, he has been engaged in oil and gas exploration and development both in China and overseas. From 1983 to 1994, he worked in Liaohe Oil Field and the former Petroleum Industry Ministry of the People's Republic of China. From 1995 to 1998, he worked on overseas projects in Papau New Guinea, Peru and other countries. Since 1999, he has worked in PetroChina Foreign Cooperation Administration Department as director and Vice President.