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FAN Gang, China
Board Member, People's Bank of China

Dr. FAN Gang is one of China's most influential economists and a respected adviser to the country's leadership on economic reform and strategic development. He is an authority on the macroeconomics of long-term development, international trade and currency, foreign relations and China's regional integration within Asia. He speaks on China's financial risk and financial systems reform, foreign exchange regimes and revaluation, and on China's economic reform and globalization.

Based in Beijing, Dr. FAN Gang is director of the National Economic Research Institute (NERI), Chairman of the China Reform Foundation and President of the China Development Institute. He also serves as China local partner for GlobalSource Partners, an exclusive team of emerging market consultants that includes some of the brightest minds in the emerging market world.

Dr. FAN Gang previously served as a member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People's Bank of China and is currently a member of the Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Labor and Social Security of China, and serves as International Advisor to the Center for International Development at Harvard University.

Dr. FAN Gang has been a Fellow of the World Economic Forum since 1995, a Fellow of the Chinese Economist Society (USA) since 1993 and is a consultant to the World Bank, UNDP, ESCAP and to the OECD. He was awarded the title “Global Leader for Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum in Davos (1995) and has been ranked among the "World's top 100 Public Intellectuals" by Foreign Policy and Prospect (2008).

Dr. FAN Gang earned his Ph.D. in economics at the Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, has received an honorary doctorate degree from University of l’Auvergne, France, in 2004 and Royal Road University of Canada in 2011.