Mingjun Li

President, Professor of Management, CEIBS; Co-Director, Key Talent Programme of Chinese Companies Going Global,

Dr. Li Mingjun has been President and Professor of Management at CEIBS since March 2015. With an MBA degree from Pierre Mandes University in France and Ph.D. in engineering from Shanghai University, Dr. Li is a Senior Engineer and also holds the position of Distinguished Professor at Shanghai Institutes for International Studies. Prior to joining CEIBS, he was a diplomat. From 2008 to March 2015 he served as Director-General of Shanghai Municipal Foreign Affairs Office, Director-General of Shanghai Municipal Hong Kong & Macao Affairs Office, and President of Shanghai People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries. He served as Consul at the Chinese Consulate General to San Francisco and New York in succession from 1991 to 1995, and then Vice Chairman & Secretary-General of the Science and Technology Commission of Shanghai Municipality (STCSM). Dr. Li is also former Secretary of the Shanghai Science and Technology Working Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Deputy Secretary of the Shanghai CPC Science, Technology and Education Working Committee and President of the Party School of the Shanghai CPC Science, Technology and Education. His previous roles have also included President of the Shanghai Science and Technology Executive Leadership Academy, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Shanghai Science and Technology Investment Company, and Chairman of the Shanghai Evaluation Committee of Senior Professionals in Management.

Dr. Li has published several reports including “International Technology Strategic Alliance: Development & Our Opportunity”, “Silicon Valley: the Main Industry Groups and Development Trends”, “The Design of Evaluation Index System of Regional Circular Economy”, etc. He has also been invited to lecture on technological innovation at international forums hosted by the World Bank. He has also engaged in a study of Shanghai Mid-Term & Long-Term Planning of Science & Technology (S&T) Development and Shanghai Long-Term Planning of International Cooperation. In addition, Dr. Li was responsible for the implementation of several S&T cooperative projects between Shanghai and the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Scientific Research and Information, as well as multi-disciplinary S&T cooperation with Germany, France, Italy and other European countries, the Scientific Research Fund Projects with Unilever, and the implementation of cooperative projects between Shanghai and dozens of international Sister cities.

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