Haiyan Wang is Managing Partner of the China India Institute, a Washington DC based research and advisory organization with a focus on creating winning global mindset, strategies and organizations that leverage the transformational rise of emerging markets, foremost China and India. She has also been an Adjunct Professor of Strategy at INSEAD.
Haiyan has been listed by Thinkers 50 in “On the Guru Radar” and short listed for the “2011 Global Village Award.” She has also been included in the list of “New Guru” by The Economic Times. Haiyan co-writes a regular column for Bloomberg Businessweek and also blogs for Harvard Business Review. 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). She has served as Contributing Editor for the Chief Executive magazine. Her opinion pieces have appeared in top international media such as The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Financial Times, Wired, The Economic Times, China Daily, The Times of India, South China Morning Post, as well as other outlets. She has also been frequently interviewed by CNBC, The Wall Street Journal, Fox Business, India Today, CCTV, CNN Expansión, Shanghai Daily, INSEAD Knowledge, and other prominent business media.
A native of China, Haiyan Wang speaks at major conferences such as the Summer Davos, TEDx, Economist, CNN Expansión, Brookings Institution, Asia Society events as well as corporate forums in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
Prior to co-founding China India Institute in 2007, Haiyan has spent fifteen years consulting for and managing multinational business operations in China and the United States in several different industry sectors. Haiyan 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. She started her career in Beijing, China, managing steel imports for one of China’s largest conglomerates, MINMETALS. In the United States, Haiyan began her career working as a management consultant with Princeton, NJ based Kepner-Tregoe, Inc.. She provided executive training and consulting services in the areas of 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.
Previously she 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. Haiyan has also been senior marketing and operations executive at PTI Inc., a global manufacturer and wholesaler of consumer 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.
Haiyan 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.
Her two most requested topics are:
Getting China and India Right
For most companies, getting their China and India strategies right is no longer a discretionary option, but a strategic imperative. Wang talks about China and India being the only two countries to feature all five gaming changing realities. She explains why many companies get China and India wrong. She sheds light on the brutal competition for markets and resources in China and India as well as lays out the strategic action implications for those companies who want to emerge as the global players of tomorrow.
Cultivating A Global Mindset
Faced with a rapidly changing global landscape, many people continue to rely on their old lenses to make sense of the world around them. The winning global leaders, whether individuals or companies, will be the ones with a global mindset who truly grasp the unprecedented transformation of the global economy, and possess the capabilities to sense, filter, and integrate diverse opportunities on a global scale ahead of the pack.
Haiyan Wang will offer concrete guidelines that individuals and companies can use to develop a global mindset, which requires not only an openness to and knowledge of diversity across cultures and markets, but also the ability to integrate across this diversity.