"The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows"

Aristotle Onassis

Victor Zhikai GAO

Victor Zhikai GAO is an Executive Director and Chairman of the International Committee of Beijing Private Equity Association, a Director of China National Association of International Studies, and Vice Chairman of Sino Europe United Investment Corporation. Victor Gao is also a member of the Beijing Energy Club. Victor He has extensive experience in government, diplomacy, securities regulation, legal, investment banking, PE, corporate management and media.  Victor was Deng Xiaoping's English interpreter in the 1980s.  Victor served as the China Policy Advisor at the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission in 1999 and 2000.  Victor's prior investment banking experience included senior positions with Morgan Stanley and CICC and Daiwa Securities.  Victor's corporate management experience included senior positions CNOOC Limited where he was Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Company Secretary, Member of the Investment Committee, and Director of CNOOC International.  Victor holds a J.D. from Yale Law School, an M.A. in International Relations from the Political Science Department of Yale Graduate School, an M.A. in English from Beijing University of Foreign Studies, and a B.A. in English from Suzhou University. Victor frequently published articles in international journals and has been regularly interviewed by mainstream Chinese and international media, including BBC, CNN and CCTV.

"The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows"

Aristotle Onassis