Updated : 03 Oct 2016

Chief Economist
Bank of Communications Co., Ltd.

Mr Lian Ping is the Chief Economist of Bank of Communications Co., Ltd., the Director of BOCOM Financial Research Center, BOCOM Rating Office and BOCOM Post-Doctoral Center.  He is also the Professor of Finance in Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences and the Editor-in-Chief of New Finance.

Mr Lian has achieved many marks of recognition. He is a fellow of Expert to Receive State Council Special Allowance and China Finance 40 Forum, the President of China Chief Economist Forum, the Director of China Banking Association’s Industry Development Research Committee, the board member of China Finance Association, and the member of Lujiazui Research Committee in Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. He also takes on an advisory role for the State Council on macroeconomics and for Shanghai Municipal Government on policy-making.

His primary research interests are in macroeconomics, foreign exchange and rate policies, offshore finance, development strategies and management of commercial banks.

Mr Lian published over 400 academic articles and 11 books, and was responsible for over 10 award-winning research projects at the provincial-level and above.

He received his Ph.D. in International Finance from East China Normal University in 1997.