Wang Rulin, male, Han nationality, is a native of Puyang, Henan province. He joined the CPC in 1973, and earned a master's degree in economics from Jilin University. Wang held leading positions in Jilin province, where he served as a member of the standing committee of the Jilin CPC committee until 2004. He was also an alternate member of the 17th CPC Central Committee and deputy secretary of the CPC Jilin Provincial Committee. From 2010 to 2012 he was Governor of Jilin Province.
From 2012 to 2014, he was Secretary of the CPC Jilin Provincial Committee and from 2014 to 2016 he was Secretary of the Shanxi CPC Provincial Committee. He is a Member of the 18th CPC Central Committee.