Ding Henggao, male, Han nationality, is a native of Nanjing vince. He was born in 1931, joined the CPC in 1953 and studied at Nanjing University and the Leningrad Institute of Precision Machinery and Optical Instruments in the Soviet Union.
Ding initially held positions in the Ministry of National Defense, and he was conferred the rank of lieutenant general in 1988. Subsequently, he served as president of the Chinese Society of Inertial Technology. Ding is the husband of Nie Li, also a general, whose father is the late Marshal Nie Rongzhen.
Ding Henggao was an alternate member of the 12th CPC Central Committee and a member of the 13th and 14th CPC Central Committees.