Lijun Zhang is a global affiliate visiting scholar at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) for 2018-19. Dr. Zhang is the Chairman of the Board of V1 Group Ltd., one of the top 100 internet companies in China and has been engaged in economic system reform, entrepreneurship and innovation in the fields of telecom, internet and media. Additionally, he served as a member and Chairman of the APEC Business Advisory Council for 14 years contributing to regional economic development. Prior to joining Shorenstein APARC, Dr. Zhang was a research scholar in the department of engineering at Stanford researching the theory of disruptive innovations. While at Shorenstein APARC, he will continue his research on the innovation development of countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Dr. Zhang earned both his masters and PhD in world economics from Nankai University.