Liu Xiaoping graduated from Jilin University in 1980 with a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering. In 1982, he received a master degree in engineering from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. In 1990, he received a doctoral degree in mechanics from College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota.
Xiaoping is regarded one of China's private equity pioneers and one of the earliest senior members of China International Capital Corporation's (now known as CDH Capital) direct investment team. He has led and participated in many successful private equity investments in China. From 1998 to 2002, Liu served as deputy general manager at the Department of Private Equity of Chinese International Capital. From 2003 to 2005, he was the general manager at CITIC 21CN Company Limited (now known as Alibaba Health Information Technology Limited). In 2005, Xiaoping became the Senior Managing Director of CITIC Capital in China.
Photo: Dr. Liu Xiaoping received “University of Minnesota Distinguished Chinese Alumni Award” from President Eric Kaler in Hong Kong in 2015.