Gao Xiqing

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Gao Xiqing
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Gao at the World Economic Forum on Africa in 2012
Born September 1953
Nationality People's Republic of China
Alma mater UIBE (B.A.)
Duke Law School (J.D.)
Known for CIO of CIC

Gao Xiqing (simplified Chinese: 高西庆; traditional Chinese: 高西慶; pinyin: Gāo Xīqìng) (born September 1953) is the former Vice Chairman, President and Chief Investment Officer of the China Investment Corporation, one of China's sovereign wealth fund.

Early life and career[edit]

Gao obtained a bachelor of arts (1978) and a Master in Law (1981) from the University of International Business in Beijing and obtained a law degree in 1986 from Duke University's Law School and became the first Chinese citizen to pass the New York State Bar Exam.[1] For the next two years following graduation from Duke, Gao worked as an associate at the Wall Street law firm Mudge Rose Guthrie Alexander & Ferdon (Richard Nixon's former law firm).

He then returned to China in 1988. From 1992-1995 he served as the General Counsel and the Director of Public Offerings of China Securities Regulatory Commission (CSRC). Then, from 1997–1999, he served as Deputy Chief Executive at the HK-Macao Regional Office of the Bank of China. He later served as the Vice Chairman of the China Security Regulatory Commission (CSRC) and the Vice-Chairman for the National Council for Social Security Fund (SSF).

Gao currently serves on the Duke University Board of Trustees.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

Gao was portrayed by Les J.N. Mau in the 2011 docudrama Too Big to Fail.


  1. ^ James Fallows (January–February 2008). "The $1.4 Trillion Question". Atlantic Monthly. 
  2. ^ "China's sovereign-wealth fund manager becomes Duke trustee". 22 July 2008. 

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