Mr. Zhang Zhigang, born in Tangshan, Hebei in 1972, served in the Hunan Armed Police Force for three years from 1990 to 1993; in 2000, he went to Tanzania to start a business and engaged in luggage trade; in 2002, he opened a luggage processing factory in Uganda, and then established Uganda Tiantang Group in 2006.
At the beginning of its establishment, the group has implemented the development strategy of "localization" and "diversification". The group's business now covers 8 major areas: hotel and catering, tourism, manufacturing, real estate development, mineral development, machinery trade, security services and park construction. It has more than 20 subsidiaries. As a diversified and comprehensive large-scale Chinese enterprise group with more than 3,000 local employees, not only the local employment problem has been greatly improved, but the technical backbone and skilled workers trained by the group have improved the overall technical level of local employees;
While running the business, Mr. Zhang Zhigang never forgets to assume social responsibilities. He provides various forms of funding to local schools, hospitals, churches, wildlife protection organizations and government agencies every year. During the time of COVID-19, actively organize donations and donations;
Mr. Zhang Zhigang has been received many times by the leaders of China and Uganda, such as former Premier Wen Jiabao, former Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress Zhang Dejiang, Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference Wang Yang, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Ugandan President Museveni, Ugandan Deputy President Secandi, Prime Minister Rugunda of Uganda, etc.;
Mr. Zhang Zhigang has been invited to many important events, such as the military parade held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese War of Resistance Against Japanese Aggression and the World Anti-Fascist War; Congress, the Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation, the 1st China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo, the Celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Founding of the People's Republic of China, etc.;
Mr. Zhang Zhigang has been interviewed by well-known media in China and Uganda for many times, such as CCTV, Hunan Satellite TV, Hebei Satellite TV, Hebei Economic Daily, Party Magazine, Uganda "New View", NTV TV, etc.