Mr. Zhang Guobao, President of the China Overseas Development Association

Mr. Zhang Guobao currently serves as the President of the China Overseas Development Association. From September 1999 to January 2011, Mr. Zhang held the office of Vice Chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) in China. He served concurrently as a Vice Director of the Capital Planning and Construction Commission, and as a Director (Minister level) of the Office of the Leading Group of the State Council for Revitalizing the Old Industrial Bases of the Northeast and Other Areas of China in 2003.

From March 2008 to January 2011, he was the Director (Minister level) of the National Energy Administration, a member of the National Energy Commission, Deputy Director of the Executive Office of the National Energy Commission, a member of the State Commission for National Defense Mobilization, the First Political Commissar of the Gold Headquarters of the Chinese People's Armed Police Force, and Deputy Chief and Secretary-General of the China-Russia Vice-Premier Level Energy Negotiation Mechanism.

Mr. Zhang is currently a member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), a Deputy Director of the Committee for Economic Affairs of CPPCC, and a Director of the Expert Consultative Committee of the National Energy Commission. He is also a professor at Tsinghua University and a Director of the Laboratory of Low-Carbon Energy.Mr. Zhang has also served as Vice Chair of the World Energy Council (WEC).

He received his mechanical engineering degree from Xi'an Jiaotong University.
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