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

People's Daily Online


XINHUA Online (China View)


Revision History:

Biography Revised: 11/27/2016
Career Data Updated: 11/27/2016

PHOTO: Lou Jiwei
Lou Jiwei 楼继伟
Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee; President, National Council for Social Security Fund
Born: 1950

Biography Highlight

Lou Jiwei, male, Han nationality, is a native of Yiwu City, Zhejiang Province. He was born in 1950, entered the work force in 1968 and joined the CPC in 1973. He graduated from Tsinghua University with a Bachelor Degree in 1982 and from Chinese Academy of Social Science with a Master Degree in 1984.

Upon completion of his postgraduate studies at the Postgraduate School of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Lou Jiwei worked as the deputy head of the financial and banking office group of the general office of the State Council. During the mid 1980s Lou went to work as the director of the Institute of Finance and Trade of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. In 1995 Lou became the vice-governor of Guizhou Province and shortly thereafter became the vice-minister of finance. In 1999 Lou became a member of the academic affairs committee of the State Council.

Lou Jiwei was the vice-minister of finance from 1998 to 2007. In 2007 he served briefly as deputy sectretary-general of the State Council and became an alternate member of the 17th CPC Central Committee. From 2007 to 2013 he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of China Investment Corporation (CIC).

Recent Career Data

2016— President, National Council for Social Security Fund
2013—2016 Deputy Director, State Council Leading Group for Promoting Medium and Small Enterprise Development
2013—2016 Minister, Ministry of Finance
2012—2017 Member, 18th CPC, Central Committee
2008—2013 Secretary, China Investment Corporation (CIC) CPC, Party Committee
2007—2007 Deputy Secretary-General, State Council
2007—2012 Alternate Member, 17th CPC, Central Committee
2007—2013 Chairman, China Investment Corporation (CIC)
1999— Member, State Academic Degrees Committee
1998—2007 Secretary, Ministry of Finance CPC, Leading Party Group

Recent Travel & Appearances

10/07/16 G20 warns of risks hurting global economy, financial markets
08/28/16 Pre-summit G20 meetings are fruitful
06/25/16 China signs agreement to donate 50 mln USD to AIIB special fund
06/06/16 Market forces must guide industrial capacity cut
05/04/16 Lou Jiwei calls for structural reforms to enhance flexibility, resilience

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