Yan Haiwang, male, Han nationality, is a native of Zhengzhou, Henan province. He was born in 1939, graduated from Harbin Civil Engineering Institute, and joined the CPC in 1966. In the 1970's Yan held posts in the 1st division of the Ministry of Construction, and later directed the Gansu Provincial Urban and Rural Construction Department. He became governor of Gansu province in 1993. He served as vice governor of the People's Bank of China for two years, from 1998-2000.
Yan Haiwang became vice-chairman of the China Banking Regulatory Commission in 2003 and is a member of the 16th CPC Central Committee.