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Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 19:30

Outlook 2015: Prospects for China’s Political and Economic Future

Victor Gao, Executive Director and Chairman, International Committee of Beijing Private Equity Association; and Director, China National Association of International Studies


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1 Sanlitun Dong Yi Jie


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The world's focus is shifting to China's slower growth and greater volatility. What can we expect for 2015? Join prominent and influential China-observer, Victor Gao, for an up-front look at the year ahead.

Victor Zhikai Gao is an executive director and chairman of the International Committee of Beijing Private Equity Association, and a director of China National Association of International Studies. Mr. Gao is a member of the Asia-Pacific advisory board of MasterCard International, a member of the advisory board of the Brookings Doha Energy Forum, a member of the Beijing Energy Club and a member of the Global Council of Asia Society.

Mr. Gao has extensive experience in government, diplomacy, securities regulation, legal, investment banking, PE, corporate management and media.

He was Deng Xiaoping's English interpreter in the 1980s and was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award in the Chinese Foreign Ministry in 1985. He served as the China policy advisor at the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission in 1999 and 2000. Mr. Gao's prior investment banking experience includes senior positions with Morgan Stanley and China International Capital Corporation and Daiwa Securities. His corporate management experience included his senior positions with PCCW, Henderson Land, and CNOOC Limited where he was senior vice president, general counsel, company secretary, member of the investment committee, and director of CNOOC International.

Mr. Gao holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.A. in international relations from the political science department of Yale Graduate School, an M.A. in English from Beijing University of Foreign Studies, and a B.A. in English from Suzhou University.