Mingkang Liu

Former Chairman, China Banking Regulatory Commission


Mingkang Liu served as the first Chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) between March 2003 and October 2011.

Before heading the CBRC, Mr. Liu held various positions in both banking institutions and government agencies, including Chairman and President of the Bank of China (BOC), Chairman of China Everbright Group, Deputy Governor and member of the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China, Deputy Governor of China Development Bank, Deputy Governor of Fujian province and Secretary-General of the Fujian Provincial Government.

Mr. Liu also serves as a senior fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers. He was a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB), Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee on Supervisory and Regulatory Cooperation under the FSB, a member of the Governance Body of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), and Vice Chairman of the International Institute of Finance.

He is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Institute of Lau Chor Tak Global Economics and Finance of the Chinese University of Hong Kong and is the honorary Dean of the Lingnan (University) College of Sun Yat-Sen University. He is also a Distinguished Fellow at the Fung Global Institute. Mr. Liu sits on the International Advisory Boards of the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University. He also serves as an honorary or visiting professor at a number of reputable universities.

In 2010, the CBRC and Mr. Liu himself were jointly named the Risk Manager of the year 2009 by the Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). In April 2012, he was granted a Lifetime Achievement Award by The Asian Banker Magazine.

Mr. Liu received an MBA degree and honorary doctorate both the City University of London.