Xizhou Zhou

Senior Director, Asia Gas & Power, IHS Energy


Beijing, China


Mr. Xizhou Zhou is a senior director of IHS Energy gas and power research in Asia Pacific as well as its energy practice in Greater China. He is the author of numerous IHS Energy reports on gas, power, and coal markets, and he has managed a variety of consulting engagements for both international companies investing in China and Chinese companies looking for growth opportunities globally. As a research lead for IHS Energy in Asia, he is also responsible for the firm’s research activities in South Asian, Southeast Asian, and Northeast Asian markets. Prior to joining IHS Energy and its predecessor Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA), Mr. Zhou worked as a consultant on regulatory and energy economics for Industrial Economics, Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts. Earlier in his career, he served as a research analyst at the World Resources Institute in Washington, DC, 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. Mr. Zhou is currently an editorial board member of China Petroleum Society’s official journal, International Petroleum Economics. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Yale-China Association.​