Dr. Huiyao (Henry) Wang is the founder and president of Center for China and Globalization (CCG), a non-government think tank in China that ranked among top 100 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 US trade relations. He also served as adviser to World Bank, IOM, ILO, Paris Peace Forum as well as Ivy League Universities and global MNCs.
Dr. Wang is also the Vice Chairman of China Association for International Economic Cooperation (CAIEC) under Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM); Vice Chairman of China Talent Society under Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security; Expert Committee Member of China State Council Overseas Chinese Office; Vice Chairman of China Western (Overseas) Returned Scholars Association, Vice Chair of Expert Committee of All-China Federation of Returned Overseas Chinese. He is also a Professor and the Dean of Institute of Development Studies at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in China.
Dr. Wang previously worked as an official for 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 is the founder of Western Returned Scholars Association (WRSA) Chamber of Commerce, WRSA 2005 Committee and WRSA Policy 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 is 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. Dr. Wang sits on the Migration Advisory Board of International Organization of Migration (IOM) of the United Nation and is an advisory expert for the International Labor Organization(ILO) and World Bank. Dr. Wang is also a member of Yale University Asia Development Council, a member of advisory board of Ivey Business School in Asia, an advisory board member of Duke-Kunshan University, a steering committee member of Metropolis International Network, and a steering committee member of Paris Peace Forum launched by French President Emmanuel Macron.He has published over 70 Chinese and English books and hundreds of articles and papers.
Dr. Wang is also 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.