Chairman & Founder, China Vanke Co
People’s Republic of China
Wang Shi is the Chairman and Founder of China Vanke Co., Ltd. Since Wang founded and l ed Vanke in 1984, Vanke has grown into the world’s largest residential home developer by sales revenue and China’s pioneer in green home construction. In 2004, Wang Shi co-founded Society of Entrepreneurs and Ecology, China’s largest environmental networks involving 200 private sector entrepreneurs. He is currently the Executive Director of Shenzhen Mangrove Wetlands Conservation Foundation. He was elected Chairman of China Entrepreneurs Forum in July 2012. As a passionate mountaineer, Mr. Wang reached the peak of Mount Everest from North and South faces in 2003 and 2010 respectively. He is the 11th people in the world to accomplish “7+2” – reaching the Seven Summits in 2004 and North and South Poles in 2005. With a global vision of environmental sustainability, Mr. Wang sits on the board of World Wildlife Fund US and the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Governance for Sustainability, with particular focus on forest, biodiversity, and climate change. Wang Shi studied at Harvard University as a visiting scholar from 2011-2013. He is now a visiting fellow at University of Cambridge studying business value and Judaism. He is Professor in Practice at National University of Singapore and Peking University.