Ambassador Li Qiangmin, Secretary General of The Charhar Institute since February 2020.
He was Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Houston from May 2014 to July 2019. In previous diplomatic postings, he served as Special Envoy to the China-Pacific Islands Forum Dialogue, Chinese Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia, Chinese Ambassador to the Republic of Uganda, and Counselor of the Chinese Embassy in the State of Israel. He also served as Deputy Director-General of the Department of African Affairs of Chinese Foreign Ministry.
Ambassador Li has considerable expertise in economic and trade affairs. He served for ten years as Director and Deputy Director-General of the Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation Department and the Foreign Trade and Economic Relations Commission of China’s Hunan Province. He also served at the Hunan Economic Management College and in the General Office of the Government of Hunan Province. He graduated from Central South University and obtained his MBA from the Research Institute for Management Science in the Netherlands.