Xu Dazhe, male, Han nationality, is a native of Liuyang City, Hunan Province. He was born in 1956, entered the work force in 1975, graduated from Harbin Institute of Technology in 1982, and joined the CPC in 1982. From 2001 to 2007, he was Deputy General Manager of China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation. From 2007 to 2014 he served as General Manager and Secretary of Leading Party Group, China Aerospace Science & Industry Corporation.
He was a member of the 18th CPC Central Committee and is now a member of the 19th CPC Central Committee. From 2014 to 2016 was Vice-Minister of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, Director of China Atomic Energy Authority, Director of the State Administration for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (SASTIND) and Director of the China National Space Administration (CNSA). In 2016 he was named Governor of Hunan Province.