Discover Global Network , Regional MD, Asia Pacific
Annie Zhang is the Managing Director of Asia Pacific Region for Diners Club International and Global Business Development of Payment Services. Her responsibilities include: managing existing and developing new franchises relationships to support growth of Diners Club card issuance and expand acceptance of Diners Club cards and Discover branded cards in the region. She is also responsible for managing all net-to-net relationships including China UnionPay, JCB, BCcard, NPCI and NAPAS, and building broad alliance partnerships with networks in the Asia Pacific Region.
Ms. Zhang joined the company in August, 2000. She has held positions in different business units at Discover Financial Services, including Business Technology, Card Marketing, and Discover Network. Prior to joining Diners Club International, Ms. Zhang was the Head of Global Network Alliances, managing all net-to-net relationships and building broad alliance partnerships with networks worldwide. She was one of the pioneers who developed and executed the network-to-network strategy for non-traditional acceptance expansion and volume growth for Discover. In addition to Payments related experience, Ms. Zhang also has extensive knowledge and experience on the card issuing business at Discover.
Ms. Zhang holds a Master’s degree in Applied Statistics from Southern Connecticut State University.