Vice Chairman, Boao Forum for Asia
Dr. Zhou Xiaochuan is the Vice Chairman of the Boao Forum for Asia. Prior to taking the current position, Dr. Zhou Xiaochuan he served as Governor of the People’s Bank of China and Chairman of the Monetary Policy Committee. Dr. Zhou serves as Governor for China to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the African Development Bank (ADB), the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). He sits on the Board of Directors of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS). He was a member of the Committee to Study Long-term Financing of IMF, the Commission of Growth and Development of the World Bank, and a member of the High-Level Committee on World Bank Governance Reform.
Dr. Zhou also served as Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (2000-2002), President of the China Construction Bank (1998-2000), Deputy Governor of the People’s Bank of China (1996-1998), Administrator of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (1995-1998), Vice President of the Bank of China (1991-1995), and Assistant Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Co-operation(1986-1989) (which became the Ministry of Commerce in 2003).
Dr. Zhou is a professor and advisor of doctorate candidates at the Tsinghua University's School of Economics and Management and PBC School of Finance. He is also an honorary professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is a member of the Chinese Economists 50 Forum. Dr. Zhou is among the first group of Chinese experts who are entitled to receive special government allowance, and the author of over 100 academic papers and more than 10 books, including Restructuring the Relationship between Enterprises and Banks (Sun Ye-fang Economics Essays Award, 1994), Towards an Open Economy (Ann Tse-Kai International Trade Essays Award, 1994), Social Security: Structural Reform and Policy Proposals (Sun Ye-fang Economics Essays Award, 1997) and The Global Financial Crisis: Observation, Analysis and Countermeasures (Sun Ye-fang Financial Innovation Award, 2015). As one of the major contributors of the "Theory of Holistic and Coordinated Reform", Dr. Zhou won the China Economic Theory Innovation Award in 2010.
Dr. Zhou Xiaochuan was born in 1948 in Heilongjiang, China. He graduated from the Beijing Institute of Chemical Technology in 1975 and received PhD degree in System Engineering from Tsinghua University in 1985.