Li Yi is a graduate of Southeast University of China and has extensive international state enterprise investment exposure. He is a national (China) registered consulting engineer for investment. In 1995, Mr Yi was appointed general manager (legal representative) for Beijing Desheng Power Engineering Consulting COR, and director of the China Engineering Consulting Company. In 2004, he was deputy chief engineer of North China Electric Power and was responsible for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) development of many domestic and overseas power projects. He was also in charge of developing overseas power engineering markets such as Singapore, Nigeria, the United Arab Emirates and Belarus, as well as the implementation of many key national electric power projects throughout China.