Liming Chen is the Greater China Chairman of World Economic Forum. He is BASF Supervisory Board Member. Prior to his service at WEF, he was the Chairman of IBM Greater China Group from early 2015 to mid of 2022. He also served as the President of BP Greater China from 2008 - 2015. Liming had career path that covers various industries and roles. He obtained his Bachelor’s degree from Xinjiang Shihezi Agriculture College in 1982 and Master’s degree from Cornell University in 1989. He and his family currently live in Beijing.