Professor Dr Zhao Hong 赵宏

Dr. Zhao Hong, is Professor of Law, Faculty at the Law School of Peking University and a former Member (2016-2020) and Chairperson of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization (WTO).

She held various senior positions at the PRC Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), including the Commissioner of the Department of WTO Affairs, Assistant Representative of the Office of Trade Negotiations, and Deputy Director-General of the Bureau of Anti-Monopoly. She chaired the WTO’s TRIMS Committee when working at the China’s Permanent Mission to the WTO as Minister Counsellor. After leaving MOFCOM, she served as a Deputy President of the China Academy of International Trade and Economic Cooperation. She was educated in Peking University Law School with LLB, LLM and PhD degrees. Currently, she is in the indicative list of panelists of WTO dispute settlement, an arbitrator at CIETAC, Shenzhen Court of International Arbitration and Shanghai Arbitration Commission. She is also an arbitrator on the panel of International Investment Dispute at Beijing Arbitration Commission. Her expertise is in areas of WTO law, international investment law, international trade law, competition and anti-monopoly, IPR and technology transfer and has profound interest in philosophy and history of law etc.