Secretary General, Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (Vice-Chair nominee)

Dr. Yugui Chen, Deputy President and Secretary General of CICPA, concurrently serves as the Head of the Office of CPA Examination Committee of the Ministry of the Finance, P. R. China. He is also Deputy President of China Association of Trade in Services, and a Board member of the International Federation of Accountants.

Dr. Chen has been working for the Ministry of Finance, P. R. China since 1986, and served successively as Deputy Director, Director, Deputy Director-General of the Accounting Regulatory Department, and Deputy Secretary General of China Accounting Standards Committee of the Ministry of Finance, P. R. China. In 2002, Dr. Chen became the Secretary General of CICPA, and has concurrently served as the Deputy President of CICPA since the end of 2010. Dr. Chen’s working experiences have covered various fields, including policy designing for finance and accounting reform, accounting and auditing standards setting, regulation of the Chinese accountancy profession, theoretical research of public finance and accounting, international cooperation of the accountancy profession, etc..

Dr. Chen used to be the Chinese representative of the Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting, Chinese observer of the International Accounting Standards Committee and member of its Committee of Transition Economies, as well as member of the IFAC Board. Many of Dr. Chen’s treatises have won important awards, like the National Book Award and the Best Book Ever Award of Economic Daily. In 2002, he obtained the Allowances for Special Contributions in Social Sciences of the State Council. In 1996, Dr. Chen was elected as the Outstanding Youth in China’s State Organs and Top 10 Outstanding Youth of the Ministry of the Finance, P. R. China. He also won the Award for Individual Contribution on Strategical Study of the National Planning for Science and Technology Development (2006-2020) in 2004. Dr. Chen has addressed many international fora and been interviewed by international media. He is awarded as one of the 30 most influential people in the accounting profession by The Accountant magazine.