Chairman of China BRICS Business Council
Chairman of the Board and Party Secretary of China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited
Captain Xu Lirong is Chairman of the Board and Party Secretary of China COSCO Shipping Corporation Limited. He started his career in March 1975. He had been Deputy Head of Ship Management Department, Assistant to the President, and President of COSCO Shanghai, Deputy General Manager, General Manager of COSCO Shanghai Freight Forwarding Company, President and Party Secretary of Shanghai Shipping Exchange, President of COSCO Container Lines, Executive Vice President of China COSCO Holdings Company Limited, Executive Vice President and Party Committee Member of COSCO Group. He served as Director and President of China Shipping (Group) Company from Aug 25th 2011. In Nov 2013, he started to serve as Chairman of the Board and Party Secretary of China Shipping (Group) Company. He has taken his current position since January, 2016.
Capt. Xu Lirong, a senior engineer, graduated from Dalian Maritime University, majored in maritime driving, and obtained MBA degree from Shanghai Maritime University.