Lu Mai

China Development Research Foundation

Mr. Lu Mai has been Secretary General of China Development Research Foundation since 1998. Under his leadership, CDRF has grown into a well-known national think tank with academic excellence and policy influence. He has headed research projects and social experiments in a number of social sciences areas, primarily in economic reform and transition,human development theory and practice, social welfare system reform, urban development, as well as public governance. He has also expanded CDRF’s global network and helped strengthen its connections and partnerships with various institutions. In this regard, he has led many important events that have tremendously promoted international communication and collaboration, including the annual China Development Forum since 2000, the most prestigious platform for the Chinese central government to exchange viewpoints with global business elites.