Chief Accounting Officer, EdgeConneX
Ms. Zhan is the Chief Accounting Officer at EdgeConnex, responsible for managing the Company’s global finance and accounting operations including Accounting and Reporting, Treasury, Risk Management, Tax and Compliance. EdgeConnex is the pioneer in defining and building the Edge and since inception, has built and delivered a full spectrum of data center solutions, from Hyperscale facilities to Edge Data Centers across the US, European and Latin America regions. Ms. Zhan started her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in their assurance practice, specializing in the technology, information communication and entertainment industries. While at PwC, she led the global service delivery on various multi-national corporation clients of the firm, advising clients on areas including SEC reporting and technical accounting, and mergers & acquisitions, among others. Immediately prior to joining EdgeConneX, Ms. Zhan served as Executive Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer at Interstate Hotels & Resorts, the world’s largest independent hotel operator. She oversaw all aspects of the company’s Corporate Accounting, Treasury, and Financial Planning and Analysis operations and led a number of business acquisitions and their integration to the Interstate global platform. Ms. Zhan holds a CPA and has an MBA from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University, an MA in Economics from Ohio University and a BA in International Business from the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) of Beijing, China. She was recognized as one of the world’s 50 most influential women in the industry space by Data Economy.