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Simon Zhang

President and

Chief Executive Officer

Simon Zhang has more than 25 years’ experience in strategy, business development and technology in the energy and petrochemical industries.  As CEO, he is leading the development of a world-scale integrated clean hydrogen value chain in collaboration with strategic joint venture shareholders. 

Mr. Zhang founded and served as CEO of Northwest Innovation Works (NWIW). In this role, he led the development of a $2.5 billion methanol project on the US West Coast. His previous experience includes management and strategic leadership roles at BP in China and the United Kingdom, as well as with ExxonMobil as a senior engineer in Houston. He has co-authored five (5) U.S. patents on hydrogen carbon process technology.


Mr. Zhang received a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from University of Wisconsin, M.S. from Purdue University, B.S. from Tsinghua University (Beijing, China), MBA from University of Chicago, and holds a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) designation.

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