Hongguang Zhao was born in Shanxi Province in 1963. He obtained his bachelor degree in electrical power system and automation major from Tsinghua University and received his master degree in China Electric Power Research Institute in 1989.
He was awarded the title of professor-level senior engineer, power system and automation expert by State Grid and won special award for “Science and Technology Progress Award of State Grid” and the first prize of “China Electric Power Science and Technology award”.
Currently, Hongguang Zhao is serving as party secretary and vice general manager of C-EPRI. His main responsibility is operation of C-EPRI party committee and Monitoring Department related business.