Chen Quanguo, 54, was appointed Deputy Party Secretary Hebei provincial government and Acting Governor of Hebei province at the 13th session of the standing committee of the 11th Hebei provincial people's congress, on December 15, 2009.
An ethnic Han, Chen was born in Pingyu County, Zhumadian city, Henan Province in November, 1955, and received his Bachelor’ degree from Zhengzhou University in political economy, and later earned a Masters in economics from Wuhan Automobile Polytechnical University. He joined the Communist Party in February, 1976; started working in December 1973 as a Deputy Party Secretary in Shazhou County, Suzhou city, Jiangsu province.
1983-1985 Office Secretary of Zhumadian Prefectural Party Committee in Henan province (vice county level)
1985-1988 Associate Secretary General of Zhumadian Prefectural Party Committee, Director of the Policy Research Office of Zhumadian Prefectural Party Committee in Henan province
1988-1992 Secretary of CPC Committee in Suiping County, Zhumadian city, Henan province
1992-1994 Member of Zhumadian Prefectural Party Committee, Secretary of CPC Committee in Suiping County, Zhumadian city, Henan province
1994-1996 Member of the Standing Committee and Minister of Organization in Pingdingshan city, Henan province, Minister of the Organization Department of the CPC Central Committee in Henan province
1996-1998 Vice-Secretary of the CPC Luohe Municipal Committee, Vice-Mayor and Acting Mayor of Luohe city, Henan province（1995-1997 pursued MBA degree in School of Business and Public Management in Wuhan Polytechnics University）
1998-2000 Vice-Governor and Member of Party Leadership Group of Henan province 2000-2001 member of the Standing Committee of the Henan Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China, Minister of Organization and Vice-Governor of Henan province, member of Party Leadership Group of Henan province
2001-2003 member of the Standing Committee of the Henan Provincial Committee of the Communist Party of China, Minister of Organization of Henan province
2003-2004 Deputy Secretary of the CPC Henan Provincial Committee, Minister of Organization of Henan province
2004 -2005 Deputy Secretary of the CPC Henan Provincial Committee
2005-2009 Deputy Secretary of the CPC Henan Provincial Committee, President of Henan Provincial Party School; President of Henan Administration School;
2009 Deputy Secretary of the CPC Hebei Provincial Committee, Acting Governor of People's Government of Hebei province, Secretary of the Party Leadership Group of the People’s Government of Hebei province
Alternate Member of 17th CPC Central Committee, deputy to the 16th, and 17th CPC Central Committee, deputy to the 9th and 11th NPC