Li Yizhong, male, Han nationality, is a native of Datong City, Shanxi Province. He was born in 1945, graduated from Beijing Petroleum College in 1966, entered the work force in 1967, and joined the CPC in 1980. Li has more than 30 years of management experience in the petroleum and petrochemical industry of China. He has served as deputy general manager of the China National Petrochemical Corporation as well as the China Donglian Petrochemical Group Company.
From 2008-2010 he was Minister of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Li was a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee and is now a member of the 17th CPC Central Committee.