Shuming Zhao

Shuming Zhao is Senior Professor, Honorary Dean of the School of Business, and Dean of Xingzhi College at Nanjing University, China. Dr. Zhao is an independent board director for three companies, including Scully Royalty and Daqo New Energy Corporation, and a management consultant for several Chinese and international firms. He earned an undergraduate degree in English language and literature from Nanjing University, a master’s degree in linguistics and education, and a PhD in higher education and HR management from Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Zhao was also a post-doctoral fellow of HR management at Florida Atlantic University. He can be reached at