Zhou Lan, born in April 1973, holds a master's degree in economics and has been working since August 1998. Of Hui ethnicity, she hails from Jining city, Shandong province, and is a member of the CPC. Zhou is currently deputy-director of Shanghai Municipal Commission of Commerce.
She is mainly responsible for e-commerce, trade in services and technology and management of the diamond jewelry industry. She is in charge of the E-commerce Division, the International Trade in Services Division, the Administration of Shanghai Diamond Exchange, and the Municipal E-commerce Promotion Center (Shanghai Center of United Nations Trade Network).