Compiled from the following sources:

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

Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
Wen Wei Publishing Company, Ltd. 2003-2005

Zhongguo Gongchandang Lijie Zhongyang Weiyuan Dacidian, 1921-2003
Beijing: Zhonggong dangshi chubanshe 2004

Revision History:

Biography Revised: 4/17/2003
Career Data Updated: 6/28/2007

PHOTO: Gao Yan
Gao Yan 高严
General Manager of the State Electric Power Corporation
Born: 1942

Biography Highlight

Gao Yan, male, Han nationality, is a native of Fuyu, Jilin Province. He joined the CPC in 1965. He holds the title of Senior Engineer.

After working at the Jilin Provincial Electricity Bureau for 13 years (1975-1988), Gao assumed several Party positions with Jilin Province. In 1988, he became the Vice-Governor of the province and in 1992, he became the governor. He served as governor until 1995.

Two years later, Gao was made the secretary of the CPC Yunnan Provincial Committee. In 1997, he was appointed the deputy general manager of the State Electric Power Corporation. In 1998, he became the general manager.

Gao was a member of the 14th and 15th CPC Central Committees.

Recent Career Data

1998— General Manager, State Electric Power Corporation
1997—1998 Vice-Minister, Ministry of Power Industry
1997—2002 Member, 15th CPC, Central Committee
1997—1998 Deputy General Manager, State Electric Power Corporation
1995—1997 Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee Yunnan Province
1992—1997 Member, 14th CPC, Central Committee
1992—1995 Governor, People's Government Jilin Province
1988—1995 Deputy Secretary, CPC, Provincial Committee Jilin Province
1988—1995 Head, CPC, Provincial Committee, Organization Department Jilin Province
1988—1995 Member, CPC, Provincial Committee, Standing Committee Jilin Province

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