Zhao Kezhi, male, Han nationality, is a native of Laixi City, Shandong Province. He was born in 1953, entered the work force in 1973 and joined the CPC in 1975. Zhao was Executive Vice-Governor of Jiangsu Province from 2006 to 2010. From 2010 to 2012, Zhao was Deputy Secretary of CPC Guizhou Provincial Committee and Governor of Guizhou Province.
Zhao is a member of the 18th CPC Central Committee and he served as Secretary of the CPC Guizhou Provincial Committee from 2012 to 2015. He also served as chairman of the Standing Committee of the Guizhou Provincial People's Congress from 2013 to 2015. In 2015 he became Secretary of the CPC Hebei Provincial Committee and in 2016 he was named Director, Hebei Provincial People's Congress, Standing Committee.
In 2017 he became a member of the 19th CPC Central Committee and Secretary of the CPC Party Committee of the Ministry of Public Security and Minister of Public Security. He was reappointed Minister of Public Security and named State Councilor of the State Council in 2018.