Xu Shanda joined the CPC in 1976 and graduated from Qinghua University. Xu served as director of the taxation department and the policy department at the State Administration of Taxation. He was appointed deputy director of the State Administration of Taxation in 2000. Mr. Xu Shanda is now Independent Non-Executive Director in Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. He is a Professor. He holds a Master's degree in Agricultural Economis and Management from Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China, and a Master's degree in Public Finance from University of Bath, the United Kindom.