IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — ATIF Holdings Limited (Nasdaq: ATIF) (the “Company,” or “ATIF”), a holding company providing business and financial consulting services in Asia and North America, is pleased to announce its President of Investment, Ian Zhiliang Zhou, has been named one of 2022 Forbes China Global 100 Outstanding Chinese (the “Forbes list”), a recognition of ATIF’s efforts in the past to provide a full range of international financial services to companies around the world.
Ian Zhiliang Zhou, President of Investment of ATIF, was named as one of the “Potential Elite” along with other outstanding company founders or co-founders. 2022 Forbes China Global 100 Outstanding Chinese released on September 13, 2022, focusing on overseas young talents and entrepreneurs, selecting 100 outstanding global Chinese representatives from two major fields: business and culture in various regions, including the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. The Forbes list has three major categories: Business Leader, Outstanding People, and Potential Elite. This year’s Potential Elite were selected on the basis of at least one of $10 million in total revenue and valuation, except in the humanities.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, with business service centers around the world, ATIF specializes in providing international SMEs with comprehensive guidance on accessing international capital markets and establishing ongoing access to international financing. ATIF has a professional and experienced cross-border financial services team. Since its inception, the Company has provided diversified IPO and financing advisory services to nearly 100 companies in North America and Asia, making it a highly influential and well-known international IPO advisory service provider.
Since he joined the company, Mr. Zhou has managed all the aspects of ATIF’s business promotion, corporate investment and global operations in the United States. Mr. Zhou brought his extensive corporate management knowledge and investment management experience to ATIF, helping the Company emerge from the epidemic and achieve growth during 2021, with total annual revenue growing 45% year-over-year and annual losses down 48% year-over-year. In 2022, Mr. Zhou developed ATIF’s North American IPO advisory business and successfully signed IPO advisory and investment agreements with several outstanding local companies, including Armstrong Logistic Inc., one of the largest cross-border warehousing and logistics companies in California, iDea Electronics, an energy storage company in California, Massimo Motor Sports, LLC, a benchmark motor vehicle company in Texas, and Solarever Ltd., a leading new energy company in Mexico. ATIF is expected to achieve a turnaround and multi-fold revenue growth in FY2022. Mr. Zhou founded Gnisco Consulting Company, a cross-border corporate consulting firm, which helped several Chinese manufacturing companies to successfully expand into the US market. He has worked in the financial sector at MGM International Corp. where he held several key positions with courageous and strategic leadership skills. Mr. Zhou also has an outstanding track record of successful corporate investments.
Mr. Zhou currently enrolls in the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) MBA program and graduated from California State Polytechnic University with a master’s degree in business management and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) with a bachelor’s degree in gaming management.
About ATIF Holdings Limited
ATIF Holdings Limited (“ATIF”) is a holding group with business consulting, asset management, and investment businesses, with offices in Los Angeles, California, Hong Kong, and Shenzhen, China. ATIF mainly provides IPO Advisory Services to small and medium-sized enterprises in Asia and North America. ATIF has advised several enterprises in China in their plans to become publicly listed in the United States. ATIF was awarded the “Top 10 Best Listed Companies 2019” from the “Golden Bauhinia Award,” the highest award in Hong Kong’s financial and securities industry. For more information, please visit https://ir.atifchina.com/.
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