Haiyan Wang

Managing Partner, China India Institute

Speaker Themes

  • Global mega-trends and game-changers
  • Emerging markets: diverging futures
  • Asia’s rise and its implications
  • Getting China and India right
  • Global enterprise 2020
  • Cultivating a global mindset
  • Smart globalisation – building and leveraging a global presence

Travels from

Washington D.C., USA


Haiyan Wang is Managing Partner of the China India Institute, a Washington D.C.-based research and advisory organisation with a focus on the transformational rise of emerging markets, foremost China and India, and the implications for key stakeholders. She has also been an Adjunct Professor of Strategy at INSEAD.

Haiyan is ranked #28 by Thinkers50 as one of “the world’s most influential management thinkers.” Previously, she was listed by Thinkers50 in “On the Guru Radar” and short-listed for the the “2013 Global Solutions Award” and “2011 Global Village Award.” She has also been named a “New Guru” by The Economic Times.

Haiyan writes frequently for the 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 (2014), 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 (2008).

Haiyan 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, 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.

Prior to co-founding China India Institute in 2007, Haiyan spent over fifteen years consulting for and managing multinational business operations in China and the United States in several different industry sectors. She started her career in Beijing, China, managing steel imports for one of China’s largest conglomerates, MINMETALS.

Haiyan 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.

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Haiyan Wang’s insights are a valuable resource for organisations looking to build effective strategies in the Chinese and Indian markets. Here key topics include:

  • Cultivating a global mindset
  • The re-emergence of China and India? Four stories rolled into one
  • Global enterprise
  • Leveraging China and India for global advantage
  • Competing with dragons and tigers on the global stage.

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