Xizhou Zhou, Vice President, Gas, Power & Energy Futures, IHS Markit, leads the power and renewables practice globally. He previously headed IHS Markit’s Power, Gas, Coal and Renewables practice in Asia Pacific, managing energy research and consulting activities across regional teams based in Beijing, Delhi, Seoul, Singapore, and Tokyo. He has authored numerous reports and undertaken bespoke assignments on topics such as Asian gas markets, renewable development opportunities, power market design, energy transition, among others. Mr. Zhou began his career at IHS Markit through one of its predecessor companies Cambridge Energy Research Associates (CERA) in its Emerging Markets and Global Power groups in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Before that, he worked as a consultant on regulatory economics for Industrial Economics, Inc. in Boston and also served as a research analyst at the World Resources Institute in Washington, DC. Fluent in Mandarin Chinese and proficient in Spanish, Mr. Zhou holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Environmental Management, both from Yale University. He is currently an editorial board member of China Petroleum Society's official journal, Guoji Shiyou Jingji (International Petroleum Economics). He also serves on the Board of Trustees of the Yale-China Association. He is based in Beijing.