Jiao Fangtai (male) was born in September 1964 in Qingzhou, Shandong Province. Jiao is a doctor of Management, professor of Economics and supervisor of Masters amd is currently a standing committee of Party Committee and Vice President of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies.
From September 1984 to June 1988, Jiao studied at the Department of Philosophy in Xiamen University and received a bachelor's degree in philosophy. After graduation in August 1988, Jiao was assigned to the Guangdong University of Foreign Studies (formerly Guangzhou Institute of Foreign Trade) to work successively as a student counselor, secretary of Communist Youth League, Deputy Secretary of the Party Branch, Vice President of the school and the Deputy Director of the Academic Affairs Office. From December 2006 to December 2013, Jiao served as Director of International Cooperation and Exchange Office and Director of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs Office. From December 2013 to January 2016, Jiao was the Director of the University’s Academic Affairs Office and Director of Admissions Office Director. (During the period from August 2003 to August 2004, Jiao participated in the fifth group of high-level management personnel training program in Guangdong Province and trained at the Shidler Business School in the University of Hawaii. And from 2005 September to June 2009, Jiao was engaged in the in-service study in the Economy and Management School of Wuhan University and received a doctorate in management.) Since October 2015, Jiao took the position of a standing committee of school party committee and vice president of the University.
Jiao has been preoccupied with the teaching and research work in international trade policy, international economic cooperation, international management of enterprises and other aspects and has been awarded the personal honorary title of Teaching and Moralizing Students in the advanced educational system of Guangdong province. Jiao has published over 20 academic papers in important journals such as "Economic Daily", "International Trade", "Academic Research", "Southern Economy" and "Journal of Wuhan University" etc. As a key member, Jiao participated in the research of "Social and Economic Analysis of Guangzhou--Meizhou--Shantou Railway" and other issues commissioned by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and presided over or participated as a major member in five provincial research projects of the "Research on regional innovation system dynamic mechanism based on international experience", " Inter-school exchanges and research cooperation exploration among GDUFS and Latin American institutions of higher learning"(including provincial education reform projects) etc. Jiao has served as Secretary General of Guangdong Provincial Research Center for Multinational Corporations, Director of WTO Affairs Consultation Service Center of Guangdong Province, Chairman of Guangdong Provincial Higher Education Association Foreign Culture and Education Expert Committee, Executive Director of Guangdong Institute of Education and Management.
Jiao took charge of undergraduates’ education and teaching work and non-common language training base and was preoccupied with education and technical work, enrollment work, test center work, South China business school work, international cooperation and exchange work, foreign students’ education. Moreover, Jiao is also in charge of Business School, Accounting School, Sports department and Foreign Students’ School.