Wang Tao, male, Han nationality, is a native of Leting, Hebei Province. He was born in 1931, joined the CPC in 1948 and studied at Northeast Geological Institute.
Wang spent his entire career in the oil industry. He began as a manager at the Dagong Oilfield Headquarters. He later became the general manager of the Nanhai Eastern Petroleum Corporation. He ultimately became Minister of the Ministry of Petroleum Industry. In 1995, he became chairman of China Petroleum Financial Co. Ltd.
Wang was a member of the 13th and 14th CPC Central Committees and vice-chairman of the 9th NPC‘s Environmental and Resources Protection Committee.