China Shipping Group announced that Xu Wenrong will no longer serve as the vice-president of the Group from June 2015.
Xu’s career in the company began in June 2011 as the Chief of Discipline and Inspection. He was appointed as the vice-president of the group in February 2014. Prior to joining China Shipping Group, he worked as the assistant manager of China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC) and the chairman of China Power Engineering Consulting (Group) Corporation (CPECC) since January 2004.
Xu has over 20 years of experience in the Chinese oil and gas industry, and has been the deputy director of Petroleum Geophysical Exploration Bureau of CNPC since November 1997. He was promoted to director of the bureau in December 1999.
Born in 1961, Xu graduated from China University of Petroleum (East China) with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1982, and received his PhD in management during 2006.
Xu stressed the importance of bribery refusal since he took over as Chief of Discipline and Inspection of China Shipping Group in 2011.
China Shipping Group has been under investigation for corruption by the central government’s anti-corruption team since February 2015. Some senior officials were found to have made use of the Group’s resources to benefit their own shipping-related companies and illegally spend company funds for personal reasons, according to the investigation.