Henry Huiyao WANG
SpecialityFounder & President, Center for China & Globalization
Dr. Henry Huiyao WANG is the Founder and President of Center for China and Globalization (CCG), a leading Chinese nongovernmental think tank accredited with UN “Special Consultative Status” and ranked 64th among think tanks worldwide in 2020 Global Go to Think Tank Index (GGTTI) by the University of Pennsylvania. In 2015, Dr. Wang was appointed by the Chinese premier as Counselor to the State Council of China. In addition, he serves as Vice Chairman of China Association for International Economic Cooperation under the Ministry of Commerce; Vice Chairman of China Talent Research Society under the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security; a Director of Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs and China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation, both organizations under the supervision of Ministry of Foreign Affairs; and Vice Chairman of China Public Relations Association. He is also Professor and Dean of the Institute of Development at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics and a member of Advisory Committee for Global Competence Development at Tsinghua University. Currently, he is a Steering Committee Member of Global Governance for the Digital Ecosystems (GGDE), the Paris Peace Forum(PPF), Pandemic Action Network(PAN) and Metropolis International; and he also sits on the Advisory Board of Duke Kunshan University and Richard Ivey Business School. Dr. Wang was an official with the then Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (now Ministry of Commerce) focused on China’s outbound investment. Later in Canada, he was appointed by Quebec government as the Chief Trade Representative for Quebec Government Office in Hong Kong and Greater China. His senior corporate positions include Director of Asia at SNC-Lavalin and Vice President for AMEC-Agra in Canada. He also had extensive experiences in international organizations, having served as Advisory Board Member of UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM), and an advisory expert for the World Bank, the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the Alliance of Global Talent Organization (AGTO). After obtaining his Bachelor’s degree in English and American Literature from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, Dr. Wang pursued advanced studies and earned an MBA and a PhD degree in international management with distinction at University of Windsor, the University of Western Ontario and University of Manchester successively. After that, he undertook further training at Harvard Business School and was appointed as a Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School. He was 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; and taught as an adjunct professor at Peking University, Tsinghua University, China University of Political Science and Law, University of Western Ontario Richard Ivey Business School.