He decided to pursue a degree from the East China University of Political Science and Law. He garaduated in 1984.
Blessed with a versatile persona, Geng was able to successfully move from one field to another with ease. He started his professional career in 1979 after serving in the Chinese Air Force for 12 years, where he developed the discipline and work ethic needed to excel in all his future endeavors. He decided to pursue a degree from the East China University of Political Science and Law. After successfully obtaining his law degree in 1984, Geng began to work as a state prosecutor, holding various positions in the People’s Court of Zhejiang Province including legal secretary, division chief and deputy prosecutor. In 1991, Geng was appointed as deputy director of the Executive Commission of the Zhejiang Provincial Expressway, where he was responsible for the business operation and administration of the expressway system in Zhejiang, Southeast China. He became the general manager in 1997, and the chairman of the company in 2002.
Through his executive leadership Geng spread his corporate belief in excellence throughout the company: ‘In Zhejiang Expressway, the management and staff share the same value: Service as our mission, Excellence as our standard’ (Geng Xiaoping, 2004). Under his leadership the company experienced remarkable growth and corporate success. In May 1997 Zhejiang Expressway became a public company when it was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Three years later the company further increased its international presence when it entered the London Stock Exchange in 2000; and in 2003 the company received its first international recognition, being named one of the 200 non-US companies in the ‘Best under a Billion’ list by Forbes. Asiamoney ranked the Zhejiang Expressway among the ‘Top Ten Best Managed Companies in the PRC’.