Minister of Science and Technology Wang Zhigang

Pronunciation: Wang Zhigang (pronunciation: Wahng Jih-gahng)

Chinese: 王志刚

Title: CCP Central Committee Member; Minister of Science and Technology; Party Secretary, Ministry of Science and Technology Party Leadership Group

Salutation: Minister Wang

Wang Zhigang serves as minister and party secretary of the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), a position he has held since March 2018. Wang had previously served as vice minister of MOST since April 2011, and served as the ministry’s party secretary since 2012. He has been a member of the CCP Central Committee since 2012.

Wang Zhigang was born in 1957 and is from Anhui Province. Wang holds a doctorate in management from Tsinghua University, and is a researcher-level senior engineer. Wang spent his early career in state research institutes and state-owned technology companies. He joined China Electronics Technology Group Corporation (CETC) in 2002 as deputy general manager and became general manager and party secretary the next year. From 2008 to 2011, he served as general manager and deputy party secretary of CETC, positions he held until joining MOST.