He Zhenwei

Mr. He Zhenwei 

Mr. He Zhenwei is currently serving as the Secretary General of China Overseas Development Association, Senior Economist, and Visiting Professor of Dalian Maritime University. In 1986, Mr. He graduated from Harbin Institute of Technology and got his Master Degree in 1990. Mr. He was dispatched to the Embassy of China in Russia to start his diplomatic career in the year of 1996. In 2003, he returned to China to be a researcher of section-chief level in Department of Foreign Capital and Overseas Investment of the National Development and Reform Commission. In 2007, he was transferred to China Overseas Development Association (CODA is directly under NDRC) and took the office of the Deputy Secretary-General. In 2016, he was promoted to the Secretary General.

As a former diplomat and possessing working experience in NDRC, Mr. He Zhenwei is familiar with Chinese overseas investment policy. He has handled and experienced a large number of overseas investment projects and accumulated rich experience from it. In 2009, Mr. He founded China Overseas Investment Fair (COIFAIR), which has been successfully held for 10 consecutive years and had great impact at home and abroad. In 2018, as the major initiator, Mr. He successfully established the “China-Russia Regional Cooperation and Development Investment Fund”, which was backed up by the two heads of the states. The fund is aimed at providing financing support for those big and important cooperative projects between China and Russia. In recent years, He Zhenwei has been invited to give speeches at major international events such as the “St. Petersburg International Economic Forum”, “Eastern Economic Forum”, and so on. He has also been invited for the program recording of CCTV-finance channel, had interviews by major media including Xinhua News Agency, People's Daily, Phoenix TV, and Russian National TV, and so on.