Mr. Shi was born in Shanghai and raised in Beijing and has been working in the financial sector for more than 20 years.
After graduation from Tsinghua University, Hao worked for Bank of China in Beijing as team leader of SWIFT project. In late 90s, Hao worked for the Bank of Montreal in Toronto after he graduated from UBC, then First Union/Wachovia in Charlotte, North Carolina in commercial and retail banking. In 2005, he moved back to Asia and was managing director of retail banking, product and operation for China Mingsheng Bank and later head of investor solutions for China at Barclays Capital. In 2009, he was appointed as deputy General Manager for the investment banking department of Agricultural Bank of China (ABC). Just over two years ago, he moved his family back to Canada to open ABC’s first Canadian office in Vancouver due to his love for the city and Canada. Mr. Shi is currently a board member of governors of Business Council of BC.
Hao is also an active UBC alumnus and joined the UBC Alumni Advisory Council last year. He received a Master of Engineer in Computer Engineering from Tsinghua University and a Master of Science in Computer Science from UBC.