Zhang Simin, male, Han nationality, is a native of Changchun, Jilin Province. He was born in 1962, graduated from Harbin Industrial University and received his doctorate from Nankai University.
Zhang began his career working for CITIC. In the late 1980s he was transferred to Shenzhen for additional training. At that point, he left CITIC and founded Shenzhen Haiwang Pharmaceutical Corporation.
Zhang has been recognized as an outstanding entrepreneur by several different organizations. He ranks 9th on Forbes Magazine's list of 50 richest people in China.