Position: Director General of Social Development Department, NDRC
Ou Xiaoli, male and Han nationality, was born in November 1962 in Chenzhou, Hunan. Currently, he is Director General of Department of 21st-century Maritime Silk Road Coordinated Promotion, the Office of Leading Group for Promoting the Belt and Road Initiative, and Counsel (DG-Level) at the Department of Western Region Development, NDRC.
Ou graduated from Wuhan University and Renmin University of China respectively in 1983 and 1986. He was once a lecturer at Renmin University of China before he successively served as Deputy Director at the former Ministry of Supplies; Director at the former Ministry of Internal Trade; Deputy Director General at the former State Administration of Internal Trade; Safety Inspector at the State Administration of Work Safety; Deputy Head of Talent Development and Legal Affairs at the former Office of Western Region Development of the State Council; and Deputy Director General of the Department of Western Region Development, NDRC.
OU is one of the chief policy-makers of the Belt and Road Initiative, in charge of documents drafting including Strategic Plan on Jointly Building Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road, Vision and Actions on Jointly Building Silk Road Economic Belt and 21st-Century Maritime Silk Road, and Building the Belt and Road: Concept, Practice and China’s Contribution, et.al. OU is also the key practitioner of the Initiative and has been leading the coordination work of the Belt and Road Initiative since it was proposed, which gives him
abundant theoretical and practical experience regarding the promotion of the Initiative.