Wang Jianzhou, male, Han nationality, was a native of Changxing County, Zhejiang Province. He was born in 1948, entered the work force in 1969, joined the CPC in 1980, graduated in 1985 from the management engineering department at Zhejiang University with a master's degree.
Before entering the private sector in the late 1990s, Wang held several technology director positions in the Zhejiang government. He was director-general of the posts and telecommunications bureau in Hangzhou and also deputy director-general of a similar bureau for the provincial government.
In 1996, Wang moved to the Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications to become the director-general of the planning and construction department. He also served concurrently as the director-general of the general planning department at the Ministry of Information Industry. In these capacities, Wang became involved in the strategic decisions of China United Telecommunications Corporation.
Wang left his ministry positions in 1999 to accept the director and executive vice-president positions at the corporation. Two years later, in 2001, he was appointed president of the corporation while remaining in his director position. From 2004 to 2010, he was Chief Executive Officer of China Mobile Ltd.