Victor Gao Keynote Speaker

  • Chairman, International Committee of the Beijing Private Equity Association
  • Former Senior Vice President, China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC)
  • Former diplomat and English language interpreter for China’s Paramount Leader Deng Xiaoping

Victor Gao's Biography

Victor Gao is a Chinese businessman and commentator. He is currently Vice Chairman of Sino-Europe United Investment Corporation and Chairman of the International Committee of the Beijing Private Equity Association (the principal regulatory body for the private equity industry in China), and sits on the board of advisers or directors of several major companies and institutions.

Victor has extensive experience in government, diplomacy, securities regulation, law, investment banking, PE, corporate management and media. Formerly a senior Chinese Foreign Service officer, Victor was an English interpreter in the 1980s for Deng Xiaoping and other top Chinese leaders. He later served as China Policy Advisor at the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission. Victor’s prior investment banking experience includes senior positions with Morgan Stanley, CICC and Daiwa Securities.

His corporate management experience includes senior positions with CNOOC Limited, where he was Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Company Secretary, member of the Investment Committee, and Director of CNOOC International.

Between 2002 and 2008, Victor was an Independent Director of the Board of Directors of Chongqing Changan Automobile, the fourth largest auto maker in China. In 2009, he was the only PRC expert in a panel of four experts chosen by Ford Motors in their in-depth study and forecast of the PRC automobile market. Victor is also a leading expert (from a PE perspective) in the Chinese e-car industry.

Victor writes for newspapers and magazines in China and overseas and is regularly interviewed by major news organisations, including the BBC, Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal.

Read More

Videos of Victor Gao

On the role of China in the Global Energy Markets (2013)
On the role of China in the Global Energy Markets (2013)
On China-India Economic Relations (2013)
On China-India Economic Relations (2013)
Chartwell Bites - Victor Gao
Chartwell Bites - Victor Gao

Check Victor Gao's speaking availability and fees

Interested in booking Victor Gao to speak at an event? Please provide your details and we’ll get in touch within 24 hours.

    View our related Speakers

    Gérard Araud Speaker
    Exclusive
    Gérard Araud
    Ambassador of France to the United States (2014-2019)
    Jonathan Hill Speaker
    Exclusive
    Jonathan Hill
    Expert on the EU's financial services industry
    Edward Lucas Speaker
    Exclusive
    Edward Lucas
    Independent Expert in European and Transatlantic security
    Kurt Volker Speaker
    Exclusive
    Kurt Volker
    U.S Ambassador to NATO (2008-2009)
    Suzanne Williams Speaker
    Exclusive
    Suzanne Williams
    International Hostage Negotiator
    James Crabtree Speaker
    Exclusive
    James Crabtree
    Executive Director of the Asia office of the International Institute of Strategic Studies
    John Hulsman Speaker
    Exclusive
    John Hulsman
    Expert Geopolitical Analyst
    Anne Applebaum Speaker
    Exclusive
    Anne Applebaum
    Expert on International Affairs and Foreign Policy
    Bill Emmott Speaker
    Exclusive
    Bill Emmott
    Writer and Consultant on International Affairs
    Sir Alex Younger Speaker
    Exclusive
    Sir Alex Younger
    Former Chief of MI6 - the Secret Intelligence Service

    We use cookies

    We use cookies and other tracking technologies to improve your browsing experience on our website, to show you personalized content and targeted ads, to analyze our website traffic, and to understand where our visitors are coming from. By browsing our website, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies.

    Accept Cookies