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Wang Shi

Chairman and Founder, China Vanke Co., Ltd.

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WANG SHI is the Chairman and Founder of China Vanke Co., Ltd. Under his leadership, Vanke has grown into the world’s largest residential home developer by sales revenue and China’s pioneer in green home construction.

In recent years, Wang Shi led environmental initiatives among Chinese private sector companies particularly in the areas of natural habitat conservation, garbage recycling, and forest conservation. In 2004, he co-founded Society of Entrepreneurs and Ecology, China’s largest environmental networks involving 200 private sector entrepreneurs. He is currently the Executive Director of the One Foundation and Shenzhen Mangrove Wetlands Conservation Foundation, which are China’s first public foundations. 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 person 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, he sits on the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Governance for Sustainability, with particular focus on forest, biodiversity, and climate change. Wang Shi is now a visiting fellow at Harvard University specializing in business value and ethics. He has teaching roles at prestigious universities around the world such as Harvard University, Columbia University, MIT, National University of Singapore, Peking University, etc.