Jennifer Qiaoling Zhang

Jennifer Qiaoling Zhang
Studies at:
London Business School
Location in:
London, United Kingdom

Jennifer Qiaolings connections


Studies at:
London Business School
Location in:
London, United Kingdom


2008 - 2009 London Business School
Masters in Finance with concentration on Corporate Finance
2001 - 2004 Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
MSc in Management Science and Engineering
1997 - 2001 Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
BEng in Construction Engineering and Management
Minor Degree in English Language
Scholarship of NGO KEE Construction Co. Ltd., Hong Kong (Top 10%)
Tsinghua Scholarship for Excellent Freshman (Top 5%)
Jul-Aug 2009 MICROLOAN FOUNDATION (MLF), London-UK/Malawi
A microfinance NGO with practices in Malawi, Zambia, Namibia and Philippine
Contract/Project, Strategic Consulting
• Analysing the microfinance sector in a range of African countries, in terms of market size, major players, target group penetration and other important parameters, in order to recommend the potential markets for MLF’s future expansion
• Reviewing MLF’s operations and performance since its inception and suggesting measures for improvement
• Based on the market and capacity analysis, developing a 5-10 year growth strategy for MLF
2006 - 2007 CHINA DEVELOPMENT BANK, Beijing, China
The largest development institution in China
Section Chief (Senior Associate), Wholesale Banking – Microfinance Lending
• Launched and co-managed the new business line of microfinance lending for the Bank to provide RMB1.5bn wholesale funding and technical assistance to 12 regional commercial banks
• Conducted due diligence of six potential partner banks and prepared credit analysis reports
• Analysed performance of partner banks based on monthly statistics and conducted ad hoc research on business development and reported to the top management
• Liaised with International Financial Institutions (IFIs) and secured USD150mn on-lending fund and EUR1mn technical assistance grant from the World Bank and KfW (Germany)
• Coordinated with other internal departments and strengthened relationships with external stakeholders, including IFIs, partner banks, project consultants and regulatory institutions
• Supervised the technical assistance implemented by international consultants for the partner banks and participated in recruiting and training junior consultants
2005 - 2006 Deputy Section Chief (Associate), Wholesale Banking – Microfinance Lending
• Worked closely with international strategic advisors to develop general strategy and business plan for the microfinance lending business and gained approval from the top management
• Analysed the market positioning and business strategy of different players within the Chinese banking sector with the objective of recommending investment action
• Conducted interviews with management of national and regional financial institutions to form the basis of cooperation framework for consultation
2004 - 2005 Trainee, Project Appraisal Department III
• One of the 40 selected out of 10,000 candidates from all over the country for the Trainee Programme of the China Development Bank
• Received specialised training in project and company valuation and passed internal examination for loan appraisal qualification
Apr-May 2005 PROCREDIT HOLDINGS, Frankfurt-Germany/Skopje-Macedonia
A leading MSE banking group with subsidiaries in 19 countries
• Acquired knowledge of commercialised MSE lending and researched on the feasibility of replicating the business model in China
• GMAT Score 770
• Certified Microfinance Trainer by the World Bank and Asian Development Bank
• LBS Club: Responsible Business, Emerging Market, Finance
• Student Judge for Global Social Venture Competition 2009; Volunteering for the Oxfam Experience campaign (Oct 2008); Co-organiser of the microfinance panel for LBS Asian Business Forum 2009; Citi Valuation Workshop
• Interests: travel, tennis, softball, Sudoku, salsa and theatrical performance
LANGUAGES Fluent English, Native Mandarin, Native Cantonese
NATIONALITY Chinese (with work authorisation for UK)

Jennifer Qiaoling speaks

  • Cantonese
  • English
  • Mandarin

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London Business School

Accounting/Finance (Postgraduate)


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