Xiqing Gao L'86Xiqing Gao was named president and chief investment officer of China Investment Corporation in 2007. The corporation, a government-sponsored entity of the People's Republic of China that seeks to invest in securities and commodities abroad, is responsible for managing part of the country's foreign exchange reserves. Previously, he served as vice chairman of the National Council for Social Security Fund of China from 2003-2007, following his position as vice chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC).
As a co-founder of China's Stock Exchange Executive Council, Mr. Gao was instrumental in the establishment of the Shanghai and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges in 1990. As one of the founding members of CSRC, Mr. Gao served as its general counsel and director of public offerings from 1992 to 1995. From 1997 to July 1999, he served as vice chairman and chief executive officer of BOC International, the investment banking arm of Hong Kong's Bank of China.
Mr. Gao graduated from the Duke University School of Law in 1986, where he was a Richard Nixon Scholar. He received both his bachelor's degree and a master of laws from Beijing's University of International Business and Economics (UIBE).
He has taught as an adjunct professor at Duke Law, the Law School of Tsinghua University, UIBE, and the Guanghua Management School of Peking University.
A native of Xian, People's Republic of China, Mr. Gao has written extensively on Chinese securities law, banking, legal philosophy, and antitrust. He and some of his former students have formed a charitable fund to help children in the poorest areas of Tibet and Mongolia stay in school.
Elected to the Board of Trustees in 2008, Mr. Gao serves on the Business and Finance Committee and the Medical Center Academic Affairs Committee.