Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA) has delivered some big news this week, confirming their plans to open offices in China.

The new regional office will be the first in China and the company also revealed the new head manager of the upcoming branch.It would appear that Dr. Weijia Zhang, Wanchain’s vice president of engineering, is the man to become the EEA’s Regional Head.

The new office will provide support to Chinese EEA so that they are well positioned to meet the EEA’s standards, working groups, and resources to achieve business results.

EEA Executive Director, Ron Resnick, had this to say on the recent development:

“As part of our efforts to accelerate the global adoption of Enterprise Ethereum standards and associated certification programs, the EEA has opened regional offices in Japan, Korea, and now China as part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to open more offices around the globe. For each office, we identify an accomplished individual who is passionate about blockchain for the benefit of everyone,”

According to their website, EEA is a member-driven, standards organization whose charter is to develop open, blockchain specifications that drive harmonization and interoperability for businesses and consumers worldwide.

The company has showed a firm commitment to their new member of the team, with Resick saying, “Zhang’s blockchain expertise and leadership will help to accelerate blockchain adoption in China and support activities of EEA’s growing member base.”

Zhang is certainly an ideal candidate and very well qualified, holding a PHD in Physics and having written over thirty research with technical papers, as well as  over twenty patents, granted and pending, in computer and digital technology. He was also a principal software engineer at Dell for over a decade.

Dr. Weijia Zhang, China’s EEA Regional Head
Dr. Weijia Zhang, China’s EEA Regional Head

Zhang released a statement this week talking of his excitement to start work, he said:

“There has never been a more challenging and exciting time to be in blockchain technology. The progress we are seeing across the industry is very promising, and the EEA’s leadership around blockchain standardization and adoption are paramount. I look forward to working with the EEA in China to aid in bringing value to enterprises by utilizing EEA standards, working groups, and resources,”

Overall, this seems a big step for EEA and crypto in China as a whole, with many major companies seeing the nation as an important place for their business