Ann YuanYue
Deputy Director General of Bureau of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of Guangzhou Municipality


Ms. Yuan Yue, deputy director general of Bureau of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation of Guangzhou Municipality, is in charge of both attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) and foreign economic cooperation. Under her leadership, Guangzhou has established a solid foundation for industrial development and layout by attracting world top companies’ investment, and encouraged a lot of Guangzhou companies to invest all over the world as well.

With over decade experience of FDI promotion, Ms. Yuan Yue and her team planned and organized many activities to set up a good business environment for international capital investment. Especially, she managed to attract top international investors, like JFE Holdings, Toyota Motors, Tosoh Corporation, FedEx, CSSC and so on, to invest in Guangzhou. All the above investments has made such industrial fields as steel, petrochemicals, automobiles, logistics and shipping industry become pillar industries of Guangzhou.

Along with Chinese economic growth and economic globalization, Ms. Yuan Yue begins to study how to push Chinese enterprisers to invest abroad and help host countries to attract Chinese capitals. By means of helping investing abroad companies set up outside chambers and establish good communication channel with host governments, Mrs. Yuan Yue has set records in encouraging Guangzhou local companies to go investing all over the world. In 2013, a total of 116 outbound-invested projects were approved, with the total contractual investment volume amounting to over US $ 2 billion, representing annual increase of 181.25%.

Meanwhile, Ms. Yuan Yue is also good at international market development. In 2006-2010, when she was responsible for marketing of the 16th Asian Games, she developed and introduced over 100 Chinese top brands to cooperate with Asian Games, for which she was highly praised and awarded by Olympic Council of Asia.

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