Henry (Huiyao) WANG

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


  •  Henry Huiyao Wang is the Founder and President of Center for China and Globalization (CCG), the leading Chinese non-governmental think tank that ranked 64th worldwide in 2020 Global Go to Think Tank Index (GGTTI) by the University of Pennsylvania.
  • 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; 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; Vice Chairman of China Public Relations Association; Professor and Dean of the Institute of Development at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in China; a member of Advisory Committee of the Center for Global Competence Development, Tsinghua University; a Steering Committee Member of Paris Peace Forum and Metropolis International; He sits on the Advising Board of Duke-Kunshan University and on the Advising Board of Richard Ivey Business School Asia.
  • Henry Wang was once in charge of Chinese companies going global at the then Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation, and then worked as Chief Trade Representative for the Quebec Government Office in Hong Kong and Greater China, Managing Director of Asia at SNC-Lavalin, and Vice President at AMEC-AGRA in Canada and later as Advisory Board Member of UN’s International Organization for Migration (IOM), and an advisory expert for the World Bank.
  • He pursued his PhD degree at University of Western Ontario and University of Manchester. He was a Senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School, a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution and Richard Ivey Business School, and a Senior Fellow at the Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada. He has taught at Peking University, Tsinghua University and University of Western Ontario as adjunct professor.
  • 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, he authored and edited nearly 100 books in Chinese and English. A frequent speaker at international events such as the World Economic Forum, Munich Security Conference, Paris Peace Forum, WTO Public Forum, Munk Debate, Berlin Foreign Policy Forum, and Milken Global Forum.

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