After travelling the world for more than 10 years and working in human resources for a number of multinational companies, such as Coca-Cola and Unilever, Guolei (Chris) Zhang went back to school to pursue a PhD in human resource management from York University. Zhang specialized in talent management, training and development, and diversity and inclusion as a human resources professional and continued this interest to his PhD. His primary research interest is diversity and inclusion. More specifically, his research explores how different stakeholders, such as management teams or employees, could together build a diversified and inclusive working environment.
Zhang studied at Brock University where he earned a Master of Business Administration with a specialization in Human Resource Management and graduated from Zhongnan University of Economics and Law in Wuhan, China, with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He holds a Certified Human Resource Leader designation in addition to a Certified Human Resources Professional designation.