Professor ZHAO Jingmei joined the School of Finance, Southwestern University of Finance and Economics, in 2003 as a Lecturer, Associate Professor in 2005, Professor in 2009 and Vice Dean in 2007. She was appointed Executive Dean of the School of Finance in 2016. Prof. Zhao served as Primary Secretary of the Chinese Embassy in France from 2012 to 2016. She won a Fulbright Scholarship in 2008 and lectured at Benedictine University. She obtained Humboldt Research Fellowships and did Post-Doctoral research at the University of Mannheim. Her research fields involve international economics, monetary policy, asset pricing and behavioral finance.