Zan graduated with a 1st-class-honours degree in Economics and Finance from University of Warwick and the University of Tokyo.
After university, he went on to join Morgan Stanley as an investment banker, working in Hong Kong, Singapore and Shanghai. His time as an investment banker proved to be a launch pad for identifying good ventures and ultimately led Zan to found his first business Zanadu – an industry leading and multi-awards winning premium travel OTA and Travel Media Company in China with backing from Tencent, Matrix Partners and Prometheus Capital. Zan has extensive knowledge and network in the hotel and travel industry and regularly speaks about the luxury travel space.
With the emergence of blockchain technology, Zan believes there is an unique opportunity to realign the interests of various stakeholders the travel industry, which led to the creation of Atlas – a more incentivised travel content and transaction platform with blockchain as its backbone. Zan is also an alumni of Tencent Qingteng University and Tsinghua University’s Future Tech Leader Program.