Co-Founder, China India Institute

Haiyan Wang

Leadership Exchange 2020 speaker session

China: A changing dynamic
We take a look at the US election and the geopolitical rivalry and technological race between the US and China, from the Asian perspective. We explore China’s economic headwinds and tailwinds through a shifting global landscape. An emerging market with significant potential, what are the prospects for China's longer-term initiatives and the US-China trade agreement? Watch the video.

Q&A with Haiyan Wang, Co-founder of the China India Institute and Chin Ping Chia, Head of China Investment Business Strategy, Invesco   
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Haiyan Wang is Managing Partner of China India Institute, a research and advisory organization with a focus on the transformational rise of emerging markets, foremost China and India, and implications for key stakeholders. Noted the world over for her vast expertise, she is ranked at #28 by Thinkers50 as one of “the world’s most influential management thinkers.” Earlier, she was listed by Thinkers50 in “On the Guru Radar” and short-listed for the “2013 Global Solutions Award” and “2011 Global Village Award.” She has also been named a “New Guru” by The Economic Times

Ms. Wang writes frequently for Harvard Business Review and has also been a columnist for Bloomberg Businessweek. She is the co-author of three highly acclaimed books: The Silk Road Rediscovered, Getting China and India Right (which received the 2009 Axiom Book Awards’ Silver Prize as one of the world’s two best books on globalization/international business) and The Quest for Global Dominance (2nd Edition). 

Ms. Wang has served as a contributing editor for the Chief Executive magazine. Her opinion pieces have also appeared in leading international media such as The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Wired, The Economic Times, China Daily, The Times of India, and South China Morning Post, as well as other outlets. She has been frequently interviewed by CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, India Today, CCTV, CGTN, CNN, China Daily, INSEAD Knowledge, and other prominent business media. She has also been an adjunct professor of strategy at INSEAD. 

A native of China and a coveted speaker, Ms. Wang has spoken at major conferences such as Summer Davos, The Economist, Foreign Affairs, TEDx, CNN Expansión, Brookings Institution, Asia Society, and Global Peter Drucker Forum events, as well as corporate forums in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. 

Prior to the founding of China India Institute in 2007, Ms. Wang spent over 20 years consulting for and managing multinational business operations in China and the United States across several different industry sectors. She was among the first batch of Chinese to study international business shortly after China embarked on economic reforms and opened its doors to the outside world. In the mid-1980s, she published several papers on China’s foreign trade reform in Chinese journals such as International Business and International Trade Tribune. Drawing on her broad international experience, she helps clients dissect global trends and make sense of the complex global landscape. In a global market that is increasingly Asia-focused and Asia-impacted, Ms. Wang's expertise and insight on strategic direction in the East is undeniably valuable.