Zhang, Wenrui(張文瑞)

BEcon (Fudan); MSc (Norwegian Business School); PhD (Nanyang Technological University)

Associate Professor


Department of Finance

Room 1236, 12/F
Cheng Yu Tung Building
12 Chak Cheung Street
Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

+852 3943 7443



Prof. Wenrui Zhang is an Associate Professor at the Department of Finance of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). His research interests mainly lie in the field of empirical corporate finance, including corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions, corporate innovation, capital structure, employee compensation, corporate social responsibility, and financial disclosure and reporting.

His educational background includes a Ph.D. in Finance from Nanyang Business School of Nanyang Technological University, a Master of Science in Financial Economics from BI Norwegian Business School, and a Bachelor of Economics from Fudan University.

Teaching Area

Financial Management

Research Interests

Corporate Governance
Mergers and Acquisitions
Corporate Innovation
Capital Structure
Employee Compensation
Social Capital and Corporate Strategy

  • Grants
    • “Product Market Competition and Corporate Trademark Creation”, General Research Fund awarded by Research Grants Council, 2015-2017.
  • Awards and Honours
    • The Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies Award for the Best Reviewer, 2016
    • The Chinese Finance Association Award for the Best Paper in Corporate Finance, 2013