Jim Zhang was appointed as the Executive Director of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Japan in 2016. Prior to this appointment, Jim worked at the Embassy of Canada to Japan’s Public Affairs and Trade Sections, promoting education and economic ties between Canada and Japan (2015-2016). Prior to that, Jim came to Japan via the Japan Exchange and Teaching Programme (JET) as a Coordinator for International Relations working in Ishikawa Prefecture’s local government. Jim received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta, specializing in political science and economics.
Originally born in Tianjin, China, Jim has spent extended amount of time in China, Japan, and Canada.