Li Xiaolin, daughter of former premier Li Peng, is a member of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
She is also chairperson of the China Power International Development Ltd. and China Power New Energy Development Company Ltd.
During CPPCC session in 2008, Li suggested streamlining the energy industry and adopting a coal-electricity integration system.
She called for energy legislation in 2009 CPPCC session and proposed to carry out a further round of electricity price reform during last year's session.
Li Xiaolin, chairperson of the China Power International Development Ltd. and the China Power New Energy Development Company Ltd., gives an interview to reporters at a CPPCC panel discussion on March 5. [Women of China / Fan Wenjun]
Li graduated from Tsinghua University in 1988 with a master's degree in power system and automation engineering. She was a visiting scholar at the Sloan Business School of Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the United States.
She was named one of the International 50 Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune in 2008.
After the industrial restructuring reforms of 2003, Li was appointed general manager of China Power International Development Ltd.. That year, the output of China Power reached 31.1 billion kilowatt-hours, up 11 percent year on year; the company's profits were 972 million yuan, up 31 percent year on year; the rate of return on assets was 10.15 percent, up 89 percent year on year.
Also in 2003, under her guidance, China Power purchased 6% of the stock of Companhia de Electricidade de Macau, in the first successful international acquisition conducted by a mainland power company following the structural reforms. China Power Investment Corporation, the parent company of China Power International Development Ltd carried out a 3 billion yuan bond issue in 2003 under Li's direction.
(Source: womenofchina.cn & china.org.cn)