Zhang Guoguang, male, Han nationality, is a native of Suizhong, Liaoning Province. He was born in 1945 and joined the CPC in 1966. Zhang graduated from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1968.
Before becoming governor of two separate provinces, Zhang worked for several years at the Shenyang Songling Machinery Factory in leadership capacities. He was deputy head of the organization department, deputy chief of the designing section, and secretary of the Party committee – all with the machinery factory.
Zhang also maintained strong Party connection, serving as the secretary for both the CPC Shenyang City Committee and the CPC Liaoning Provincial Committee.
In 1998, he became governor of Liaoning Province, a position he held for three years. In 2001, he became the Vice-Governor and later the acting governor of Hubei Province.
He is a member of the standing committee of the CPC Hubei Provincial Committee. He was also appointed deputy secretary of the committee.