Ms Cheng Lei is the anchor for the "BizAsia" show on CCTV-News.
Prior to rejoining CCTV in 2013, Lei was the China Correspondent for CNBC for nine years, based in Shanghai and Singapore.
Lei has interviewed an impressive array of political and business leaders, including Bill Gates, EU president Jose Manuel Barosso, former US president Bill Clinton, and over 100 CEOs of Fortune 500 companies.
Lei’s career in journalism began in Beijing at CCTV's English channel in 2003. She also spent a year in Shandong province on a sino Australian logistics joint venture. Lei started out in finance and worked for five years with Cadbury Schweppes and ExxonMobil in Melbourne. She is a Certified Practising Accountant, having obtained her Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Queensland, Australia.
Ms Cheng is also an accredited translator between Chinese and English. Lei was born in China but became an Australian citizen.