Huang Qifan (黄奇帆) was elected mayor of southwest China's Chongqing Municipality at the fourth municipal People's Congress on Jan. 31, 2012. He has been Chongqing's mayor since 2010.
Born in May 1952 in Zhejiang Province, Huang had been vice mayor of Chongqing from October 2001 to December 2009 and served as acting mayor and vice secretary of the Chongqing municipal committee of the Communist Party of China since December 2009.
Huang started working in 1968 at a Shanghai coking plant and joined the Communist Party in March 1976.
He got his Master of Business Administration degree from the China Europe International Business School in December 1999 while serving as deputy secretary general of Shanghai Municipal Government.