Born as Han nationality in Wenling, Zhejiang in March 1964, Zheng Yao holds a master’s degree. He once served as General Office Director, CPC Party Committee member and HR Director of Zhejiang Provincial Sports Bureau, Vice Chairman and CPC Party Committee member of Zhejiang Provincial Disabled Persons’ Federation, CPC Party Committee member of Zhejiang Provincial Sports Bureau, Dean and CPC Party Committee’s Deputy Secretary of Zhejiang College of Sports, CPC Party Committee Secretary and Chairman of Zhejiang Provincial Disabled Persons’ Federation. Zheng Yao was appointed CPC Party Committee Secretary and Director of Zhejiang Provincial Sports Bureau in April 2018. He also served as Standing Committee member of the 12th Provincial CPPCC, Deputy Director of the Provincial CPPCC Committee of Culture, Health, and Sports, Director of the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships(25M)LOC, and Deputy Secretary General of the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 Organising Committee. Zheng Yao attaches great importance to promoting sports in the vast context of social development, advocating for reform and innovation, leading the modernization of sports in China, planning the development of citizen sports, competitive sports and sports industry, promoting the high-quality and high-level sports development in Zhejiang, and strives to make Zhejiang the leading sports province in China.