Haiyan Wang

Expert on Global Strategy, Co-Author of Getting China and India Right and The Quest for Global Dominance
Haiyan Wang
  • 20-year career consulting for and managing multinational business operations in China and the United States across several different industry sectors
  • Articles featured in top international media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, BusinessWeek, The Economic Times, and China Daily
  • Uses her international business expertise to speak on global trends and emerging technologies

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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.

Haiyan 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).

Haiyan 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. She has also been an Adjunct Professor of Strategy at INSEAD.

A native of China and a coveted speaker, Haiyan has spoken at major conferences such as Summer Davos, The Economist, Foreign Affairs, TEDx, CNN Expansión, Brookings Institution, Asia Society, 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, Haiyan spent over 20 years consulting for and managing multinational business operations in China and the United States across 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. 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, Haiyan’s expertise and insight on strategic direction in the East is undeniably valuable.

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Global Megatrends and Game Changers. Haiyan Wang outlines the biggest global trends and game changers of the next decade and what they mean to you. By 2025, emerging economies like China and India will grow from 1/3 of the global GDP to about half. China will have caught up to the U.S. in terms of economy, and India, will be the third largest in the world. This growth will not always be even, though, or evenly distributed. Haiyan Wang looks at the coming two-speed economy and outlines the factors that will shape global business and the world – diverging demographics, stressed natural resources, and empowered individuals. In a multi-polar business world, what are the ramifications for multinational organizations? Who thrives in this new environment? Based on solid data and rich examples, Wang shares insights on the business world in 2025 and helps audiences navigate – and succeed in – the shifts ahead.

Emerging Economies, Diverging Futures. Since early 2013, the bloom has fallen off the emerging markets. These developments raise one of the most important questions facing every enterprise and every investor – Is the emerging market story over? In this talk, Haiyan Wang addresses this question head on. Her central message is that the days of emerging markets moving up in tandem are indeed over. China is unlikely to remain the driver of a worldwide commodity boom. Similarly, the U.S. is unlikely to remain the font of easy money for much of the world. From here on, only those emerging markets that are able to undertake much needed internal reforms (stable governments, investment in infrastructure and education, and institutions that are efficient as well as responsive to citizens’ needs) can hope to thrive. Others run a serious risk of being trapped at their current low- or middle-income status for a very long time. Haiyan also shares her analysis of which countries appear to be better bets than others and what these developments mean for companies and investors.

Asia’s Rise and Its Implications. Asia’s rise will be one of the defining game changers for the global economy in the 21st century. Asia today accounts for about a third of the world’s GDP as compared with about a quarter each for North America and Europe. Since Asia continues to grow faster than each of the other two continents, it is almost certain that, by 2025, Asia’s GDP will be larger than that of the US and Europe combined. Further, Asia’s impact on the global economy is multidimensional – as a mega-market, as the world’s factory, as a rising hub for global R&D, as a source of capital, and as the springboard for the rise of new global champions. Asia is also becoming more “Asian” in that intra-Asia trade is growing faster than Asia’s trade with the rest of the world. This talk will examine the forces propelling Asia’s rise and discuss a number of related questions.

Global Enterprise 2020. The structure and dynamics of the global economy are changing rapidly. Despite the ups and downs in individual economies, emerging markets as a group continue to grow at three times the pace of developed markets; by 2025, they will account for over half of the world’s GDP. The diffusion of mobile broadband to every corner of the earth continues to make cross-border collaboration easier, cheaper, and more ubiquitous. And, the technology revolution continues unabated – electric and/or autonomous cars, wearable computing, genetic engineering, shale oil and gas, human-scale robots, etc. Given these developments, what must today’s corporations do to emerge or remain as the global leaders in their industries ten years from now? The answer lies in: rethinking global strategy, global innovation, global organization, and globalizing the corporate mindset.

Getting China and India Right. Based on solid data and rich examples, Wang illustrates that China and India are the only two countries in the world that simultaneously constitute four game-changing realities: mega-markets for almost every product and service, platforms to dramatically reduce a company’s global cost structure, platforms to significantly boost a company’s global technology and innovation base, and springboards for the emergence of new fearsome global competitors. This talk outlines how companies can leverage the market and the resource opportunities presented by the China and India phenomenon to achieve global dominance within their particular industries.

Dragons and Tigers on the Global Stage—What It Means to You. Given the scale and growth rates of emerging economies coupled with access to global capital and global talent, it has now become much easier for an ambitious company from an emerging economy to become a global powerhouse and compete head-on with established giants such as Nissan, IBM, Cisco, and the like. Wang focuses on the forces that are propelling the rise of the emerging market multinational, the opportunities and challenges they face, the relative strengths and weaknesses of the Chinese dragons versus the Indian tigers, and how established companies from developed economies can compete effectively with these new challengers.

How China Sees The World—And What It Means to You. Whether you are selling to, buying from, partnering, or competing with China, understanding how China sees the world and itself will make you smarter in your dealings with the Chinese. Haiyan Wang presents an insider’s perspective on how people from various social layers of China—political figures, business leaders, professionals, urban laborers, farmers, and youth—see the shifting landscape and their role in it. She will bring alive the hot button issues facing people from different walks of China. It is these hot button issues that matter to government and business decision makers within China as well as outside.

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 offers 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.

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