Pololikashvili appoints Zhu as UNWTO executive director

Pololikashvili appoints Zhu as UNWTO executive director

UNWTO secretary general Zurab Pololikashvili has appointed Shanzhong Zhu to the role of executive director of UNWTO.

Zhu, a Chinese national, began his two-year term earlier this month.

He joined UNWTO in 2014 as executive director.

Shanzhong has a long track record in Chinese tourism.

A native of Nantong City, Jiangsu Province, he was born in 1953.

From 2008-09 he was director of department of tourism promotion and international liaison at the National Tourism Administration.

From 2009-2013 he was deputy director of the National Tourism Administration.