Xia Liu is executive vice president and chief financial officer for CenterPoint Energy, Inc., overseeing the company's finance organization, including accounting, corporate strategy, financial planning, commercial risk, investor relations and more. Xia previously served in similar roles for Georgia Power and Gulf Power. Before that, she was senior vice president of finance and treasurer for Southern Company, heading the company’s treasury, strategic development decision support and enterprise risk management and playing a critical role in maintaining Southern's credibility with Wall Street and ratings agencies. Also at Southern Company, Xia served as director of financial and corporate planning and assistant treasurer for Alabama Power. She is a chartered financial analyst and an International Woman’s Forum Leadership Foundation Fellow, and has attended executive programs at Harvard University and INSEAD School of France.