Songzuo Xiang, Deputy Chairman of the OMFIF Advisory Board, is a member of the Advisory Committee of International Economy and Finance at Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Xiang is also Deputy Director and Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Monetary Research, Renmin University of China.
Xiang is Professor of Economics at the Huazhong University of Science and Technology; Editor-in-Chief at Global Finance & Business magazine; and Chief Economist at the Institute of Global Finance and Business. Xiang has served as Independent Director at Forbes since November 2008 and is on the Board of China Digital TV.
Xiang’s career includes terms as Chairman and Chief Executive of Hurray Solutions; Executive Deputy Chief of the Fund Planning Department at the People’s Bank of China; and Real Estate Market Analyst and Manager of the Strategic Investment and Planning Department at Shenzhen Resources & Property Development.
From May 1999 to July 2000 he was a visiting scholar at Columbia University. He was a visiting scholar at Cambridge University between October 1998 and May 1999.
Xiang has published numerous academic papers and is editor and Chinese translator of ‘Selected Works on Economics’ by Robert A. Mundell. He is editor of two book series with Renmin University Publishing House.
Xiang holds a BSc in Engineering from Huazhong University of Science and Technology; an MA in International Affairs from Columbia University; and an MA in Management Science and a PhD in Economics from Renmin University.