Spotlight on China: Business Insights (Part 3)

With Zheng Wang

During our Industry Panel Q&A event on September 8th, we asked business leaders for their insights on the challenges and opportunities of operating businesses across the Australia/China business landscape. Zheng Wang from CITIC Bank tells us about his connection with China.

  • Zheng Wang

    CITIC Bank

After receiving a Master of Commerce with Honours (Finance) Degree from the University of Melbourne in 2008, I commenced my career as a Corporate Banking Trainee at China CITIC Bank in July 2009.

Since then, I have held a number of roles including Corporate Banking Relationship Manager and Derivatives Product Manager at the bank’s Beijing Branch, and most recently, Regional Manager at the Corporate Banking Department of the head office, responsible for supervising the bank’s branches in South China to develop business cooperation with strategic corporate clients.

I was appointed Representative of China CITIC Bank Sydney Representative Office in October 2015, with responsibility for assisting the Chief Representative Officer to implement the bank's Australian expansion strategy and fulfilling its long-term commitment to Australian market through the establishment of a branch in Sydney.

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Zheng Wang speaking at The Spotlight on China Q&A filmed live in the Copland Theatre.

As an essential step of China CITIC Bank’s internationalisation strategy, Sydney Representative Office was established in 2016 and its main purpose is to upgrade to an authorised branch which will provide wholesale banking services in Australia.

Once establishing a strong foothold in Sydney, CNCB will strive to develop closer relationships with Australian entities, including Australian corporations and financial institutions that already have operations in China, have significant trade flow with China, or intend to expand to China.

Student life:

As part of the Spotlight on China program we invited alumni and current students to contribute to the ideas covered in the Q&A event.


Our guest contributors have connected back with China both during and after their studies. Here's what they are currently doing:

Zheng Wang is the appointed Representative of China CITIC Bank Sydney Representative Office. He has been instrumental in the implementation of the bank's Australian expansion strategy and his role focuses on fulfilling CITIC's long-term commitment to the Australian market through the establishment of a branch in Sydney. Zheng has held a number of roles in China CITIC Bank including Corporate Banking Relationship Manager and Derivative Product Manager, and most recently, Regional Manager at the Corporate Banking Department of the bank's head office.

Spotlight on China was part of the MBS and BCom Enrichment Program which is coordinated by the Student Employability and Enrichment team, Faculty of Business and Economics, the University of Melbourne.

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