Zhou Bohua, male, Han nationality, is a native of Xiangtan, Hunan Province. He was born in 1948 and holds a postgraduate degree. Zhou joined the CPC in 1970.
A longtime worker at the Zhuzhou Hard Alloy Plant and the Zhuzhou Welding Materials Plant, Zhou became deputy director of the Zhuzhou Municipal Economics Committee in 1981. The same year, he also was made deputy secretary of the Leading Party Group at the Economics Committee.
After three years studying in the training department of the Central Party School, Zhou assumed executive vice-mayor responsibilities of Zhuzhou Municipality in 1986. He remained in the position until 1990 when he became Party committee deputy secretary of the municipality as well as its mayor. Zhou also was deputy governor of Hunan province, a position he held until he became acting governor in 2003. He served as governor of Hunan province from 2004 to 2006.
Zhou was a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee and served as Director of the State Administration of Industry and Commerce from 2006 to 2013.