Dr. Zixue Zhou is currently the Chairman and Executive Director of the Board of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corporation ("SMIC"; NYSE: SMI; SEHK: 981), one of the leading semiconductor foundries in the world and the largest and most advanced foundry in mainland China.
Prior to joining SMIC, Dr. Zhou had served as Chief Economist at China's MIIT since April 2009. He was the Director-General in the Department of Finance of MIIT from 2008 to 2009. Dr. Zhou had worked as Director-General and Deputy Director-General in the Ministry of Information Industry of China and Deputy Director-General of the Ministry of Electronics Industry ("MEI") and had served in other different divisions of the MEI and the Ministry of Machinery and Electronics Industry.
Dr. Zhou received a master degree in management engineering from The University of Electronic Science and Technology of China and a PhD in Economic History from Central China Normal University.