Counsellor to State Council China/President, Center for China and Globalization (CCG)

Speaking Session

6 November 2023, Monday

3.35 Pm - 5.00 pm

Short Biography

DR. HUIYAO (HENRY) WANG is Founder and President of the Center for China and Globalization (CCG), a Counselor to China State Council appointed by Chinese Premier in 2015. In addition, he is Vice Chairman of China Association for International Economic Cooperation (CAIEC) under the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM), Vice Chairman, China Talent Research Society under the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. He is also Vice Chairman of China Public Relations Association, Director of Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs and a Director of China National Committee for Pacific Economic Cooperation, both organizations under the supervision of Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He is a Professor and Dean of the Institute of Development at Southwestern University of Finance and Economics in China and a member of Advisory Committee for Global Competence Development of Tsinghua University.

Dr. Wang is a Steering Committee Member of Paris Peace Forum and was an Advising Board Member for International Organization of Migration (IOM) of the UN. He is currently also on the Advising Board of Duke-Kunshan University and on the Advising Board of Richard Ivey Business School of Canada and he is a Steering Committee Member of Metropolis International.

Prior to founding CCG, Wang worked in both the public and private sectors at home and abroad. He started his career as an official at the then Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation (MOFTEC) looking after Chinese companies going global, and later served as Chief Trade Representative for the Quebec Government Office in Hong Kong and Greater China, Director of Asia at SNC-Lavalin, and Vice President at AMEC-AGRA in Canada.

Dr. Wang pursued his PhD degree at University of Western Ontario and University of Manchester. He was a Visiting Fellow at The Brookings Institution, a Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School and a Senior Fellow at Asia-Pacific Foundation of Canada. He has taught at Peking University, Tsinghua University and the University of Western Ontario as an adjunct professor. He has authored and edited over 80 books in English and Chinese along with hundreds of journal articles and opinion pieces on global relations, global governance, global migration, China outbound and inbound investment and trade, Chinese Diasporas and Chinese think tanks etc., including Conflict and Consensus (Spring, 2021); The Globalization of Chinese Enterprises: Trends and Characteristics (Springer, 2020); Handbook on China and Globalization (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019); China’s Domestic and International Migration Development (Springer, 2019).

Dr. Wang is 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.