Jia Zhibang, male, Han nationality, is a native of Wuqi County, Shaanxi Province. He was born in 1946, joined the CPC in 1962, and entered the work force in 1965.
Most of Jia's career has been spent in Party and government positions in Yan'an, Shaanxi Province. In 1994, he was appointed vice-governor of Shaanxi Province and became governor of the Province in 2003 and he resigned from the post of Governor of Shaanxi Province in 2004. In 2002, he was deputy secretary of the CPC Shaanxi Provincial Committee. From 2005 to 2012, he served as Director of the State Forestry Administration.
Jia was an alternate member of the 14th and 15th CPC Central Committees and a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee. He is currently a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee. In 2012 he became Vice-Chairman of the CPPCC Population, Resources and Environment Committee.