Hong Zhao is an Assistant Professor of Finance at NEOMA Business School in France. Hong graduated from Arizona State University with a PhD in Finance in 2017. He has also earned a Master's Degree in Economics from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Mathematics from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. Hong’s research interests fall under the broad label of empirical corporate finance. His current papers investigate how different mechanisms affect CEO incentives and board governance.