Dr. Huiyao (Henry) WANG is the Founder and President of Center for China and Globalization (CCG), a leading Chinese non-government think tank that ranked among top 80 think tanks in the World. Dr. Wang is also an adviser to the Chinese government, having been appointed as Counselor for China State Council, China’s Cabinet by Chinese Premier in 2015. Dr. Wang is a thought leader on China and globalization, global governance, global trade and investment, global migration and talent flows, China’s international relations and China-U.S. trade relations.
Dr. Wang is the Vice Chairman of China Association for International Economic Cooperation Association of the Ministry of Commerce; Chairman of China Global Talent Society under Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security; Vice Chairman of China Western (Overseas) Returned Scholars Association; Dean of Institute of Development Studies of China Southwestern University of Finance and Economics; Deputy Director of China Public Relations Association. In addition, he is also a member of Yale University Asia Development Advisory Council, a member of Duke Kunshan University Advisory Council, a member of advisory board of Ivey Business School in Asia, a steering committee member of Metropolis International Network and a steering committee member of Paris Peace Forum launched by French President Emmanuel Macron.
Dr. Wang previously worked as an official responsible of Chinese companies going global in Chinese Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade (now Ministry of Commerce). He also served as Chief Trade Representative for Quebec Government Office in Hong Kong and greater China, Director of Asia of SNC-Lavalin and Vice President for AMEC-Agra in Canada. Dr. Wang served as a Migration Advisory Board Member of International Organization of Migration (IOM) of United Nation. Dr. Wang is also the founder of Western Returned Scholars Association (WRSA) Chamber of Commerce and WRSA 2005 Committee.
Dr. Wang has a BA degree in English and American Literature from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies and completed his graduate studies at University of Windsor, the University of Western Ontario and University of Manchester, obtaining an MBA and a PhD in international management. He later undertook further training at Harvard Business School and was appointed as a Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School. Dr. Wang was also a Visiting Fellow at Brookings Institution, a Senior Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada, and a Policy Fellow of IZA Institute of Labour Economics. He has taught as an adjunct professor at Peking University, Tsinghua University, and University of Western Ontario. He has published over 70 books and more than 100 articles and papers in both Chinese and English on global trade, global governance, global migration, talents mobility, China outbound and inbound investment, Chinese Diasporas and Chinese think tanks.
Dr. Wang is frequently invited to speak at prestigious international events, such as Davos World Economic Forum, Munich Security Conference, Paris Peace Forum, WTO Public Forum, Munk Debate, China Development Forum, Berlin Foreign Policy Forum and Milken Global Forum, Astana Club Meeting, Athens Democracy Forum and so on.