Smart Globalization - In the Age of China and India
Keynote Speaker Bio
Co-Founder, China India Institute
Co-Author, The Quest for Global Dominance
Co-author, Getting China and India Right
Wang is Managing Partner of China India Institute, a research and consulting
organization with a focus on creating winning global strategies that
leverage the transformational rise of China and India. She is responsible
for overseeing the organization’s strategic direction, research and
consulting focus, and all program activities.
She is the co-author of the highly praised books – Getting China and
India Right (Jossey-Bass /John Wiley, February 2009) and The Quest for
Global Dominance (Jossey-Bass/John Wiley, 2008). Her opinion pieces have
appeared in top international media such as The Wall Street Journal, The
Economic Times, China Daily, The Times of India, Industry Today as well
as the CHIEF EXECUTIVE magazine.
A native of China, Ms. Wang has spent the last twenty years consulting for
and managing multinational business operations in China and the United
States in several different industry sectors. Drawing on her broad
international experience, she consults with clients and speaks at
conferences on building and exploiting global presence, especially in China.
Ms. Wang 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.
In the late 1980s, Ms. Wang worked for China Minmetals Corporation, one
of the top 20 largest enterprises in China and a Fortune Global 500 company.
At Minmetals, she was responsible for importing steel to supply China’s
auto, petrochemical, and appliance industries.
In the United States, Ms. Wang began her career working as a management
consultant with Princeton, NJ based Kepner-Tregoe, Inc.. She was responsible
for facilitating strategic decision-making, complex project management, and
organizational process redesign. Her clients included some of the largest
corporations in the U.S. and Asia including Johnson & Johnson, Corning,
Sprint, and the Singapore-based Far East Ship Yard. Ms. Wang also served as
Director of Business Development at E-Steel Corporation, a New York based
pioneer in e-marketplace in the global steel industry. At E-Steel, she led
the company’s efforts to form partnerships between the company and top
Chinese steel producers such as Baosteel. Ms. Wang also served as a senior
marketing and operations executive at PTI Inc., a global manufacturer and
wholesaler of home décor products with supply chain operations in the US,
China and Vietnam. She helped to realign the company's strategic focus to
service top retail chains such as Target, IKEA, Kohl’s, and J.C. Penney.
Ms. Wang received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Shanghai
Institute of Foreign Trade and a master’s degree in International Business
from the University of International Business and Economics in Beijing. She
also holds an M.B.A. from The University of Maryland at College Park. Ms.
Wang currently lives in Bethesda, Maryland with her husband and twin
daughters, Anjali (a Sanskrit/Hindi name which means “tribute”) and Meili (a
Chinese name which means “beautiful”).