He Yafei

Secretary General, International Mountain Tourism Alliance; Former Deputy Minister of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council; Former Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China

He Yafei is Secretary General of International Mountain Tourism Alliance (IMTA). He was previously Counsellor, Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations; Deputy Director-General, Arms Control Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Minister-Counsellor and Minister, Chinese Embassy in the United States; Director-General, North American and Oceanian Affairs Department of Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Assistant Minister and Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Representative and Ambassador of the Permanent Mission of the People’s Republic of China to the United Nations Office at Geneva and other International Organizations in Switzerland; and Deputy Minister, Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council. A career diplomat in various key positions, Mr. He is adept at international affairs, especially the operations of international organizations, and has developed frequent and extensive contacts with international organizations and individuals.

Mr. He was a postgraduate of Beijing Foreign Studies University and studied at Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva.