Senior Director – Asia Gas & Power, IHS Markit
Mr. Xizhou Zhou is a senior director of IHS Markit and heads the Power, Gas, Renewables and Coal (PGCR) group in Asia Pacific. Mr. Zhou is the author of numerous reports and multiclient studies on Asia’s fast-growing energy markets and is responsible for PGCR activities in the Beijing, Singapore, Tokyo and Delhi offices that cover Asia’s many sub-regions. With deep expertise in the Chinese energy sector, he has managed a variety of consulting engagements for both international companies investing in China and Chinese companies looking for growth opportunities globally. He worked for Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), now part of IHS Markit. Previously he was a consultant on regulatory and energy economics for Industrial Economics, Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts, US. Earlier in his career, he served as a research analyst at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C., where he focused on energy and transportation in developing Asian and Latin American markets. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and proficient in Spanish, Mr. Zhou holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Environmental Management, both from Yale University, Connecticut, US. Mr. Zhou is currently an editorial board member of China Petroleum Society’s official journal, Guoji Shiyou Jingji (International Petroleum Economics). He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Yale-China Association. He is based in Beijing.