Haiyan Wang is Managing Partner of the China India Institute, a Washington DC based research consultancy with a focus on creating winning global strategies that leverage the transformational rise of 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.
Ms. Wang co-writes a regular column for Bloomberg BusinessWeek and blogs for Harvard Business Review. She is the co-author of two highly acclaimed books: 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). Her co-authored new book The Silk Road Rediscovered: How Indian and Chinese Companies Are Becoming Globally Stronger by Winning in Each Other's Markets will be published by Wiley in April of 2014.
Her opinion pieces have appeared in top international media such as The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, Financial Times, Chief Executive, 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, 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. Haiyan speaks at major conferences such as the Summer Davos, TEDx, Economist, CNN Expansión, Brookings Institution as well as corporate forums in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
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.
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.
She 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.
Haiyan also served as a 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.