Jiang Jianqing is the current Chairman of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC). He has made no at- tempts to hide his massive global ambitions. Buoyed by climbing revenue and profits (net profits for 2010 reached $24.4 billion, up 28%), the chairman of the world’s largest bank (by market value) has been eagerly stretching into global markets. Under Jianqing’s leadership ICBC has opened institutions in more than 200 locations across the globe. In both 2011 and 2012 he was included in the 50 Most Influential ranking of Bloomberg Markets Magazine. In December 2012 he was awarded the Most Influential Leader of Listed Company at the China Listed Company Overseas Forum & China Securities “Golden Bauhinia Awards”.
Praise for Jiang Jianqing
"Jiang graduated from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics in 1984 and later obtained his master’s and doctor’s degrees from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. In 1993, Jiang was appointed as the vice president of ICBC Shanghai Branch. In 1995, he became the president of Shanghai Municipal Cooperation Bank. He started serving as the president of ICBC Shanghai Branch in 1997, and in July 1999, he was promoted to the vice president and vice Party chief of ICBC. From February 2000 to October 2005, Jiang served as the president and CPC Party chief of ICBC. In 2005, when ICBC began to reform towards a public listed company, Jiang became the Chairman of Board of Directors. Jiang has served as governor of the Shanghai Bank and the Pudong Subsidiary Bank. His research interests include theoretical and practical bank innovation, and corporation theory of both industrial and financial capital. He is the author of numerous articles including “Technical Revolution in American Banking Industry”; and an article on ICBC’s legacy to develop into China’s leading bank"