Zhikai GAO is Vice President of CCG, the Chairman-Elect of the National Organization Committee of the IGU (International Gas Union)/the WGC 2024 (World Gas Conference) 2021-2024; Chairman of China Energy Security Institute; Vice Chairman of China Beidou Industrial Promotion Organization, Chairman of OBOR Group of Hong Kong, a member of the Beijing Energy Club, a Member of the Global Counsel of Asia Society in New York City, a member of the International Advisory Board of the Energy Intelligence Group in London; an advisor to Saudi Aramco and a member of the Board of Directors of several listed companies in Hong Kong.
Gao has extensive experience in government, diplomacy, securities regulation, legal, investment banking, PE, corporate management and media. He was Deng Xiaoping’s English interpreter in the 1980s. He served as the China Policy Advisor at the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission in 1999 and 2000. Gao’s prior investment banking experience included senior positions with Morgan Stanley (Vice President of Morgan Stanley Asia, in the Merger, Acquisition and Restructuring Department), CICC (General Manager of the Investment Banking Department, Head of M&A Practice, and Head of CICC Hong Kong Investment Banking Department) and Daiwa Securities (Co-Chairman of China, Executive Vice President and Managing Director). Gao’s corporate management experience included senior positions with CNOOC Limited as its Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Company Secretary, Member of the Investment Committee, and Director of CNOOC International.
Gao holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, a M.A. in International Relations from the Political Science Department of Yale Graduate School, an M.A. in English from Beijing University of Foreign Studies, and a B.A. in English from Suzhou University, and is a licensed attorney-at-law in the State of New York. He is a guest professor at the Law School of Suzhou University and is a member of the Board of the Directors of Suzhou University.
Gao was born in 1962 and is a PRC national based in Beijing, China.