The University of Newcastle, Australia

Dr Zhidong Li

Zhidong LiFinalist: CPA Australia - Australia China Alumni Award for Banking and Finance

Dr Zhidong Li was the first person to be awarded a Doctorate of Business Administration from the University of Newcastle in Australia. He has published a range of well-received books, journal articles and conference papers related to finance, banking, leadership and business management.

Dr Li has a distinguished 20-year career, developing and implementing ground-breaking business strategies that have had significant corporate development and financial outcomes in various business sectors, such as financial services, new energy and urban development industries.

As the Founder and President of Dongjunfangda Investments and Executive Director of Vanion Group and CEO of Hancheng Equity Management Firm, Dr Li manages a RMB500 million equity fund and a RMB4 billion asset portfolio, including several recreation and tourism projects along China’s east coast.

Prior to this, Dr Li has held many senior roles including; President of The Heter Electronics Group - a leading lithium iron phosphate green battery manufacturer in China, Chairman of the Corun Group Investment and Risk Management Committee, Vice President of Pilot Investment Holdings and CEO of China Organic Agriculture.