Professor Xiao Geng is President of the Hong Kong Institution for International Finance and Director of the Research Institute of Maritime Silk-Road at Peking University HSBC Business School.
He previously served as Vice President, China at the Fung Global Institute and Director of Columbia Global Centers East Asia, as well as Founding Director of the Brookings-Tsinghua Center for Public Policy and Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Dr Xiao was also an Economics Professor at The University of Hong Kong, Head of Research at the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, Vice President of the Chinese Economists Society (US), Independent Director of the Genesis Emerging Markets Fund, Member of the Board of Supervisors at the Shenzhen Development Bank, Faculty Associate at Harvard University and a Consultant at the World Bank. Professor Xiao has done extensive empirical and policy research on the Chinese economy. He holds a BS in Management Sciences from the University of Science and Technology of China and an MA and PhD in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles.