Wen Jiabao, male, Han nationality, is a native of Tianjin. He was born in September 1942, joined the CPC in April 1965 and entered the work force in September 1967. Wen graduated from the Beijing Institute of Geology with a specialty in geological structures. He has done postgraduate work and is an engineer.
Early in his career, Wen served in Gansu Province and in the 1980s moved to Beijing, where he became a senior official at the Ministry of Geology and Mineral Resources.
Wen was a member of the 13th CPC Central Committee, an alternate member of the Secretariat of the 13th CPC Central Committee, a member of the 14th CPC Central Committee, an alternate member of the Politburo of the 14th CPC Central Committee and a member of the Secretariat of the 14th CPC Central Committee. He was a member of the Politburo and the Secretariat of the 15th CPC Central Committee.
Wen was a member of the Politburo Standing Committee of the 16th CPC Central Committee. He was also secretary of the Financial Work Committee of the 16th CPC Central Committee.
Wen was premier of the State Council from 2003 - 2013 and a member of its Leading Party Group. He was also a member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo Bureau of the 17th CPC Central Committee and Chairman of the 17th Central Committee Finance and Economy Leading Small Group.