Biography — Yuejiao Zhang (China) (2008-2016)
Born in China on 25 October 1944, Ms Yuejiao Zhang is Professor of Law at
Shantou University in China. She is an Arbitrator on China's International
Trade and Economic Arbitration Commission and practices law as a private
attorney. Ms Zhang also serves as Vice President of China's International
Economic Law Society.
Between 1998 and 2004, Ms Zhang held various positions at the Asian
Development Bank. Prior to this, Ms Zhang held several positions in
government and academia in China, including as Director-General of Law and
Treaties at the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation
(1984-1997) where she was involved in drafting many of China's trade laws
such as the Foreign Trade Law, the Anti-Dumping Regulation and the
From 1987 to 1996, Ms Zhang was one of China's chief negotiators on
intellectual property and was involved in the preparation of China's patent
law, trade mark law, and copyright law. She also served as the chief legal
counsel for China's GATT resumption and WTO accession. Between 1982 and
1985, Ms Zhang worked as legal counsel at the World Bank.
Ms Zhang was a Member of UNIDROIT from 1987-1999. She has a Bachelor of Arts
from China High Education College and a Master of Laws from Georgetown
University Law Center.