Mayor of Guangzhou

Chen Jianhua, male, a Han People originated from Lufeng of Guangdong Province, was born in March 1956. He started to work in December 1972 and joined the Communist Party of China in June 1982. As a holder of on-the-job postgraduate degree at the Administrative Management Department of School of Government, SunYat-sen University, master degree of Management Science and certificate of engineer. Currently Chen Jianhua serves as the Deputy Secretary of the CPC Guangzhou Municipal Committee, Mayor of Guangzhou Municipal Government, and Secretary of the Party Leadership Group.

From December 1972, worked as a young intellectual at a farm of Lufeng County of Guangdong Province and Secretary of Youth League Branch there;

From October 1978, enrolled to the Metallurgical Machinery Department of the Machinery School, Beijing Steel College, and held the position of Publicity Official and Deputy Secretary of the Youth League of the school;

From September 1982, joined the Shaoguan Steel Company and served as Deputy Head of Converter Workshop, then Deputy Head of Equipment Team and Vice Director of the Workshop;

From November 1984, became the assistant to Xie Fei, who was the Secretary of the CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee at that time, (and then he was appointed as an official of chief position at the section level or equivalents, an official of deputy position at division level or equivalents, and an official of chief position at division level or equivalents);

From September 1993, concurrently held the position of the Deputy Director-general of the General Office of the CPC Guangdong Provincial Committee; (from March 1996 to July 1996, he studied at the Further Study Class of the Party School of the Central Committee of CPC);

From December 1998, assumed his position as a standing committee member of the CPC Guangzhou Municipal Committee and Secretary of the CPC Conghua Committee; (from April 2002 to August 2002, he attended the first Training Program on Public Administration of Guangdong Province for Senior Public Servants jointly sponsored by Sun Yat-sen University and Oxford University);

From November 2002, appointed as standing committee member and Head of Publicity Department of the CPC Guangzhou Municipal Committee;

From April 2007, became the Secretary of the CPC Heyuan Municipal Committee; (from September 2005 to June 2008, majored in the Administrative Management at the School of Government in SunYat-senUniversity);

From November 2007, appointed as Secretary of the CPC Heyuan Municipal Committee and Chairman of the Standing Committee of the Heyuan People’s Congress;

From December 2011, appointed as Deputy Secretary of the CPC Guangzhou Municipal Committee, Vice Mayor and Acting Mayor of Guangzhou Municipal Government and Secretary of the Party Leadership Group;

Since January 2012, has held current position.

Chen is now in charge of the overall work of the Guangzhou Municipal Government and mainly responsible for the work of supervision and auditing.

Source: Guangzhou International (English.gz.gov.cn); http://english.gz.gov.cn/publicfiles/business/htmlfiles/gzgoven/s9129/201201/893551.html

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