Sun Zhigang, male, Han nationality, is a native of Xingyang City, Henan province. He was born in 1954, entered the work force in 1971, and joined the CPC in 1976. He was vice-governor of Anhui province from 2006 to 2010. Sun served as chairman of the standing committee of the Yichang City People's Congress in Hubei province from 2002 to 2006.
He was a deputy to the 9th NPC and 16th National Congress. From 2010 to 2013 he was Deputy Director of the National Development and Reform Commission. From 2013 to2015 he served as deputy director of the National Health and Family Planning Commission. In 2015 he became Acting Governor then Governor of Guizhou Province. In 2017 he was named Secretary of the CPC Guizhou Provincial Committee.