External speakers

Huiyao Wang

Founder and President, Center for China and Globalization (CCG)

Dr. Huiyao (Henry) WANG is the Founder and President of Center for China and Globalization (CCG), the leading Chinese non-government think tank that ranked among the top 100 think tanks in the world. Dr. Wang was appointed by Chinese Premier as a Counselor of China State Council, China’s cabinet in 2015. In addition, he is the Vice Chairman of China Association for International Economic Cooperation Association of the Ministry of Commerce; the Dean of Institute of Development Studies of China Southwestern University of Finance and Economics; Vice Chairman of China Western Returned Scholars Association (WRSA) and also Honorary Chairman of WRSA Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Wang served as an official in Chinese Ministry of Foreign Economic Relations and Trade in charge of international investment. He had also worked as World Bank Expert, Managing Director for China at SNC-Lavalin in Montreal and Chief Trade Representative of Canada Quebec Government office in Hong Kong and greater China. Dr. Wang served as a Migration Advisory Board Member of International Organization of Migration (IOM) of United Nation. He is also a member of Duke Kunshan University Advisory Council.
Dr. Wang pursued PhD studies at University of Western Ontario and University of Manchester and obtained his PhD’s degree in international business and global management. He was a Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School and a Visiting Fellow at Brookings Institution as well as a Senior Fellow at Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. He has also authored and edited over 70 books in both Chinese and English on global trade, global governance, migration and globalization, including The Globalization of Chinese Enterprises: Trends and Characteristics (Springer) and Handbook on China and Globalization (Edward Elgar).

Dr. Wang is also frequently invited to speak at international conferences, such as Davos World Economic Forum, Munich Security Conference, Paris Peace Forum, China Development Forum, Munk Debates, Berlin Policy Forum, Bloomberg New Economic Forum, Fortune Global Forum and so on.