Xizhou Zhou, IHS CERA Director, leads IHS CERA’s China Energy practice and specializes in gas and power market fundamentals and policy analysis. Based in Beijing, Mr. Zhou is a core member of the IHS energy research and consulting team in Asia. He is the author of numerous IHS CERA reports and has managed a variety of consulting engagements, advising many Fortune 500 client companies as well as government organizations. Most recently, Mr. Zhou directed the IHS CERA Multiclient Study Coal Rush: The Future of China’s Coal Market and contributed to the IHS CERA Multiclient Study Unconventional Frontier exploring the future of shale gas and coalbed methane outside North America. Prior to joining IHS CERA Mr. Zhou was a consultant engaged in regulatory and energy economics projects at Industrial Economics, Inc. in Boston. Earlier in his career he was a research analyst at the World Resources Institute in Washington, DC, where he focused on energy and transportation in developing Asia and Latin America. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and proficient in Spanish, Mr. Zhou holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Environmental Management degrees, both from Yale University. He was named by Forbes in 2011 as one of the “30 Under 30” young leaders in energy.