Councillor to State Council of China
President, Centre for China & Globalization


Day 1 – 13 Nov 2017

Parallel Session D: Law and Investment on One Belt One Road and China's Outward Investment Strategy: Implications and Issues for Belt and Road Countries | 3.30 pm - 4.45 pm

DR WANG HUIYAO (HENRY) is the Founder and President of Centre for China and Globalisation (CCG), a top think tank in China. The Chinese Premier appointed him as a Counsellor of the China State Council. He is also the Vice Chairman of China Association for International Economic Cooperation of the Ministry of Commerce and the Vice Chairman of China Talent Society under the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security. In addition, he is Vice Chairman of China Western (Overseas) Returned Scholars Association.

He has been a senior adviser to the Chinese government, international organisations and global institutions. He previously worked for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation and was responsible for Chinese firms going global. He was also the Task Force Leader for Global Talents Strategy Study Group for the Central Government of China and also served as an expert for the drafting China’s Mid-Long Term National Talent Development Plan 2010-2020. He previously also worked as a Chief Trade Representative of the Quebec Government Office in Hong Kong and mainland China, and prior to that, was the Director for SNC-Lavalin and Vice President of AMEC Agra. He was the Founding Chairman of the Beijing Chamber of Commerce and Returned Overseas Chinese.

He is currently a board member of the Migration Advisory Board for the International Organisation of Migration (IOM), a member of Yale University’s Asia Development Council, the China adviser for Laureate Education Group, a member of the advisory board of Richard Ivey School of Business in Asia, a steering committee member of Metropolis International and an advising member to the board of the Association of Executive Search Consultants in New York.

Dr Wang was a Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School and was a Visiting Fellow at Brookings Institution in the US. He has studied at the University of Windsor, University of Western Ontario and University of Manchester, and obtained his MBA and his PhD degrees in management. Dr Wang has taught as Adjunct Professor at Guanghua Management School of Peking University and Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. He has published over 50 books and 100 articles and papers on issues related to China and globalisation.