Chengyu Fu has over forty years of experience in the oil and gas industry. Previously, he was the chairman and CEO of CNOOC, chairman for SINOPEC, and a member of the Standing Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, which is a political advisory body in China.

Mr. Fu was a member of the board of the UN Global Compact (UNGC) and is honorary chairman of UNGC Network China. He is currently the board member of trustees at the University of Southern California, member of the advisory board for Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy, member of the board of directors at Peking University’s School of International Strategy, vice chairman of Tsinghua University’s Industrial Transformation Advisory Committee of the Internet Industry Research Institute, and member of the university council at Shanghai Tech University.

Mr. Fu has won numerous recognitions and awards, including the “most influential business leader in China” by Fortune in 2008, “business person of the year” by Fortune in 2011 and 2012, “executive to watch” by the Wall Street Journal in 2012, and “petroleum executive of the year” by the Energy Intelligence Group in 2012. He received the Legend in Leadership award from the Yale School of Management in 2013 and Platts Asia CEO of Year in 2014. His other awards include the South-South and Triangular Cooperation Champion by the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation in 2013.

Mr. Fu received a degree in geology from China’s Northeast Petroleum Institute and a master’s degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Southern California.