Shao Qiwei, was born in November 1953 and is from Huzhou, Zhejiang province. He graduated from the Party School of the Central Committee of CPC, where he completed a graduate program in politics.
Mr. Shao used to serve as Vice Governor of Yunnan Province, Chairman of the former China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), Member of the Standing Committee of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
He is currently the Vice Chairman of International Mountain Tourism Alliance (IMTA), Adjunct Professor of Nankai University, Honorary professor of Moscow International Tourism University. He is the Author and Chief Editor of “China Tourism Dictionary”.
He was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), a gold medal by the International Association of Horticultural Producers (AIPH), and the Lifetime Honored Membership Award by Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).