Vice Chairman, President and Chief Investment Officer, China Investment Corporation
Moderated by Shang-Jin Wei
N.T. Wang Professor of Chinese Business and Economy
Director, Chazen Institute of International Business
Columbia Business School
About the Speaker
Gao Xi-Qing has acted as Vice-Chairman and President of the China Investment Corporation since September 2007. He was Vice-Chairman of the National Council for Social Security Fund of China between February 2003 and 2007, and was Vice-Chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC) between 1999 and February 2003. He holds adjunct positions at the Law Schools of Tsinghua University, University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), and Duke University School of Law.
Mr. Gao received his B.A. equivalent in 1978 and a Master of Laws in 1981, both from UIBE. As a Richard Nixon Scholar, he attended Duke University School of Law and obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 1986. From 1986 to 1988, he practiced law with a major Wall Street firm before returning to China.
As a co-founder of the Stock Exchange Executive Council, he was instrumental in the founding of the CSRC and the establishment of the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges in the early 1990s. As one of the founding members of the CSRC, Mr. Gao served as its General Counsel and Director of Public Offerings from 1992 to 1995. From 1997 to July 1999, Mr. Gao served as Vice-Chairman and CEO of BOC International, the investment banking arm of Bank of China in Hong Kong.
Since 1986, Mr. Gao has served as either a member or the chairman of arbitration panels for hundreds of international trade or investment disputes between Chinese and foreign companies, both under the CIETAC and the Arbitration Institute of Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Gao also serves as a member of J.P. Morgan International Council and a member of International Advisory Board of the Russian Direct Investment Fund.
About the Forum
The Sir Gordon Wu Distinguished Speaker Forum at Columbia Business School promotes the academic study and professional understanding of China's economy and business practices. By bringing recognized business leaders and policy makers to New York to share their perspectives on this vital region, the Sir Gordon Wu Speaker Forum informs and engages Columbia Business School faculty, students and alumni through an active dialogue about China and its prospects in the 21st century. The Sir Gordon Wu Distinguished Speaker Forum at Columbia Business School was made possible by the generosity of Sir Gordon Wu and the Wu family.
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