Mr. Huayong Ge was appointed Chairman, China UnionPay in October, 2014. He joined China UnionPay as a member of the Board of Directors in May, 2014 and has worked as Chairman of UnionPay International since then. He leads China UnionPay and UnionPay International with his rich experience as a former central banker and expertise with international organizations.
Mr. Ge started his career in October, 1974. He worked in Tianjin Branch, China Construction Bank from August to December, 1982 before he joined the People’s Bank of China (PBOC). He held various positions in the PBOC. He was Vice President of PBOC Henan Provincial Branch since July, 1994. From July, 1996 to July, 2001, he was Deputy Director-General, PBOC’s International Department; during his term, he also worked as the Chief Representative of the PBOC Americas Office from March, 1997 to April, 2000. From July, 2001 to June, 2003, he held the position of Director-General, PBOC’s International Department. From 2003 to 2009, he represented China as the Alternate Executive Director, and then Executive Director in the International Monetary Fund.
Graduated from Xiamen University majoring in Money and Banking, Mr. Ge holds a Master’s Degree in Economics. He had also studied in the Federal Reserve System of the United States.