Lu Mai is the Secretary General of China Development Research Foundation. He is also appointed as the Senior Research Fellow of Development Research Center of the State Council and has been acting in this role since 1995.
He had extensive experience of rural reform in China. He was the Director of Experimental Area Office for Rural Reform, Research Center for Rural Development of the State Council in late of 1980’s. After studied from the United State, he worked in Harvard Institute for International Development and Department of Government, Harvard University as Research Associate. From 1994 to 1995 he was senior research fellow in China Business Center, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He returned to Beijing in 1995 and has been working in Development Research Center of State Council since then. In Feb.1998, he received special allowance awarded by the State Council for contribution to the development of social sciences in China.
He obtained master degree of Public Administration in 1991 from John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. In 1982 he received BA in Economics from Beijing College of Economics, Beijing, China.
He is Member of the World Commission on the Social Dimension of Globalization, International Labor Organization since March 2002, member of Science Committee, Ministry of Agriculture, PRC; Vice President, China International Association for Development; and also Vice Chairman of China Association for Promoting International Cooperation in Agriculture. He had been in charge of many important research projects and undertaken the consultation and advisory work respectively for the New Zealand’s Government and the international organizations, such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank.