Yu Zhengsheng, male, Han nationality, is a native of Shaoxing City, Zhejiang Province. He was born in 1945, entered the work force in 1963, joined the CPC in 1964, and graduated from the Harbin Military Engineering Institute in 1968.
Yu worked for the Ministry of Electronics Industry for several years prior to becoming mayor of Qingdao City. He also served in various leadership roles for a national organization benefiting the disabled. In 1998, he became Minister of Construction.
Yu was an alternate member of the 14th and 15th CPC Central Committees and was a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee and the Central Committee Politburo.
From 2007 - 2012 Yu served as secretary of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee and was also a member of the Politburo of the 17th CPC Central Committee.
In 2012, he was elected member of the Standing Committee of the Politburo of the 18th CPC Central Committee. In 2013 he was elected Chairman of the 12th CPPCC National Committee. In 2015 he was elected chairman of the China Council for the Promotion of Peaceful National Reunification.