Shen Dingcheng
Alma materSouthwest Petroleum University
Occupation(s)Party Secretary and Vice-President of PetroChina International (2007–2014)
Vice President of China National United Oil Corporation (1997–2002)
Political partyCommunist Party of China

Shen Dingcheng (Chinese: 沈定成; pinyin: Shěn Dìngchéng) is a Chinese businessman and oil and gas executive. He served as the Vice President of China National United Oil Corporation (中国联合石油有限责任公司) and PetroChina International (中国石油国际事业有限公司) between 1997 and 2002, and later Party Secretary of PetroChina International between 2007 and 2014.

Shen graduated from Southwestern Petroleum University in Chengdu, where he majored in oil and gas storage and transportation. Chinese-language media have described Shen, Li Hualin, Guo Yongxiang, and Ji Wenlin as the "Four Secretaries of Zhou Yongkang".[1] In March 1992, Shen Dingcheng replaced Li Hualin as Zhou Yongkang's secretary while Li was promoted to China National Petroleum's Houston office in the United States.[2] In February 2014, Shen was reported "missing," suspected of being placed under investigation as part of the Zhou Yongkang case. At around the same time, several other former aides of Zhou Yongkang were detained for investigation.[3][4]


  1. ^ 中油国际高管沈定成“秘书四人帮”. Sina (in Chinese). February 23, 2014.
  2. ^ "Three Officials at Center of Graft Scandal Were Secretaries to Ex-High Official". Caixin Inline. July 7, 2014.
  3. ^ 中油国际党委书记沈定成“失联”. (in Chinese). February 23, 2014.
  4. ^ "The Man Who Wasn't There Chinese are whispering about the possible downfall of Beijing's J. Edgar Hoover. Why won't they talk about it out loud?". February 23, 2014.