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Special biographic research
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2002-2006

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 9/17/2013
Career Data Updated: 9/17/2013

PHOTO: Li Yong
Li Yong 李勇
Director-General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
Born: 1951

Biography Highlight

Li Yong, male, Han nationality, is a native of Jining, Shandong province. He joined the CPC in 1973, and graduated from the Research Institute for Fiscal Science of the Ministry of Finance with a master's degree in economics. He served as first and second secretary to the United Nations Mission from China, and served as director-general of the World Bank Department of the Ministry of Finance until 1996. He was promoted to vice-minister in 2003. In 2013 he became Director-General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO).

Recent Career Data

2013— Director-General, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
2003—2013 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Finance
2000—2013 Member, Ministry of Finance CPC, Leading Party Group
2000—2003 Assistant Minister, Ministry of Finance
1999—2002 Secretary-General, Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants
1996—1998 Executive Director, The World Bank, China
1992—1996 Deputy Director-General, Ministry of Finance, World Bank Department
1992—1996 Director-General, Ministry of Finance, World Bank Department
1990—1992 Advisor, The World Bank, China
1989—1990 Director, Ministry of Finance, World Bank Department

Recent Travel & Appearances

06/24/13 Chinese candidate Li Yong elected as new UNIDO Director-General #China

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