Zhu Xiaodan (Chinese: 朱小丹; pinyin: Zhū Xiǎodān; Jyutping: Zyu1 Siu2Daan1; born January 1953) is the Chinese politician who served as Governor of Guangdong from 2011 to 2016. A lifelong Communist functionary, Zhu was appointed Vice Governor of Guangdong in February 2010 and became acting Governor in November 2011 following the resignation of Huang Huahua. Zhu has spent his entire political career in Guangdong province. He was elected Governor in January 2012.
Zhu was born in 1953 in Guangzhou; he traces his ancestry to Wenzhou, Zhejiang. He began his career at the Guangzhou musical instruments factory, where he first joined the Communist Youth League.
In 1977, he entered the municipal Communist Youth League organization of Guangzhou as a functionary. In 1984 he became head of the Communist Youth League in Guangzhou. In 1987, he was named party secretary of Conghua County. In 1991, he entered the Guangzhou party committee as a deputy secretary-general in 1991, then in December that year, he was named a member of the Guangzhou Party Standing Committee and head of the Guangzhou party propaganda department. In 1996, he was named deputy party chief of Guangzhou.
In 2002, Zhu was named executive deputy head, then head of the United Front Department of Guangdong. In 2004, he was named head of propaganda of the Guangdong Party Committee. In July 2006, he was named party chief of Guangzhou, entering the provincial Party Standing Committee in 2007. Then he was named vice-governor of Guangdong in February 2010, then beginning on November 4, 2011, he was named Governor of Guangdong, confirmed on January 17, 2012.
Zhu is an alternate member of the 17th Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and a full member of the 18th Central Committee.
Zhu is a fan of the Guangzhou Evergrande football club.