Director, External Relations

Mr. Chen Kai

Mr. Chen Kai is a career diplomat and foreign policy expert on disarmament and non-proliferation. Mr. Chen was appointed Director for External Relations in June 2016.

Prior to joining the Technical Secretariat, Mr. Chen held posts in the Chinese Foreign Ministry, including Counsellor, and acted as Division Director for policy and planning, chemical and biological disarmament, and export control. He was China’s Deputy Permanent Representative to the OPCW from 2009-2012. Mr. Chen served from November 2013-May 2016as the Vice President and Secretary-General of China Arms Control and Disarmament Association (CACDA).

Mr. Chen graduated in 1992 from Beijing No. 2 Foreign Languages Institute. He holds a Master of International Policy and Practice of the Elliot School of International Affairs, the George Washington University.