ICBC is one of China's ‘big four’ state-owned banks, along with Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China, and China Construction Bank.
The state is the major ICBC shareholder. The total number of company’s stockholders is more than 500 thousand.
The bank accounts for a fifth of Chinese banking sector. Its main activity region is the People’s Republic of China which accounts for more than 90% of the bank’s revenue and assets. Half of the foreign operations is carried out in Hong Kong and Macau.
ICBC carries out the yuan clearing transactions in six countries: Singapore, Luxembourg, Thailand, Canada, Argentina, and Russia.
The network of foreign offices includes 419 organizations in 45 countries. ICBC is represented in 20 African countries through a partnership with the South African Standard Bank.
The bank is ranked 8th in the Brand Finance Global 500 report.
Brand value, 2019: $79,823 million
Value change: +34.9%