Guoqiang Zhao is a corporate affiliate visiting fellow at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center for 2012-13. Zhao has been working for the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited (ICBC) since 1990. He previously worked as deputy general manager of ICBC’s Seoul branch for four years, as general manager of its Busan branch for seven years, and then as general manager of its Almaty (Kazakhstan) branch for six years. Prior to joining Shorenstein APARC, he served as a senior specialist on risk management for ICBC. Zhao received his bachelor's degree in science from Hebei Normal University and his master's degree in economics from Nankai University.