Yi Gang, male, Han nationality, is a native of Beijing. He has published more than 40 articles in Chinese, and 20 academic papers in English that have appeared in economics journals such as the Journal of Econometrics, the China Economic Review, and Comparative Economic Studies. Yi is the author of ten books, and he served as a consultant for the Scandinavian Journal of Statistics, the Journal of Econometrics, China Economic Review, Comparative Economic Studies, Economic Theory, Contemporary Policy Issues, and the Journal of Asian Economics. He also serves on the editorial board of the China Economic Review and the Journal of Asian Economics. He became secretary-general of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People's Bank of China in 2002 and in 2008 he became Deputy Governor of the People's Bank of China. From 2009 to 2016 he was Director of the State Administration of Foreign Exchange (SAFE). In 2014 he was named Deputy Director, General Office for Central Leading Group for Finance and Economics. He is an alternate member of the 19th CPC Central Committee and in 2018 he became Governor of the People's Bank of China.