Zhongxiu Zhao is Professor of economics and President of Shandong University of Finance and Economics since December 2018. Before his current position, he was a professor in the University of International Business and Economics (UIBE) in the city of Beijing. He served as vice president of UIBE from 2011 to 2018. He earned his first degree from Peking University (1988) and Ph. D from UIBE (2000). He teaches in international economics and international business and published widely in his area. His academic services include general secretary of China National Steering Committee for International Business Graduate Education, member of China Case Research Advisory Committee. He is also an active member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts.