Lillian Zhang is a managing director in Zolfo Cooper's Shanghai office. Ms. Zhang has more than thirteen years experience in both Australia and the Greater China region in financial advisory including corporate recovery, financial due diligence and forensic accounting. She is also experienced in advising clients on investment monitoring, corporate strategy, restructuring, performance improvement and investment opportunity analysis.
Ms. Zhang was previously a senior director of FTI Consulting. Prior to that, Ms. Zhang was an associate director of Ferrier Hodgson. She joined Ferrier Hodgson upon the establishment of its’ Shanghai office in 2007. Before relocating to Asia in 2007, Ms. Zhang worked on a wide range of both formal and informal engagements in Australia including due diligence reviews, internal control reviews, monitoring of distressed companies, receiverships and liquidations. Ms. Zhang’s experience in financial advisory and turnaround management in Australasia coupled with her Chinese background enables her to apply western approaches to financial issues whilst maintaining Asian sensitivity.
Ms. Zhang is fluent in both English and Mandarin. Ms. Zhang has a Master degree in Commerce from the University of Sydney and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
- Key assignments in which Ms. Zhang has been involved include:
- The secondment to an international bank where she was responsible for developing recovery strategies for its non performing loan portfolio in Taiwan.
- The receivership of the world’s largest Christmas tree manufacturer.
- The restructuring of the largest aluminium extrusion plant in Asia and a multinational watch retailer with significant presence in the PRC.
- Developing and executing an exit strategy for a wholly foreign owned IT company in China.
- Investigating the financial affairs of a leading packaging company.
- Restructuring of an international clothing retailer with significant operations in the PRC, which involved the sale of its subsidiaries, the interim management of the group and the subsequent successful relisting of the group on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.