Mr. Wang Shi is the Chairman and Founder of China Vanke Co., Ltd. Since Wang founded and led Vanke in 1984, he profoundly shaped Vanke’s corporate visions, ethics and management strategies. Under his leadership, Vanke has grown quickly into China’s largest home developer, as well as the benchmark for Chinese real estate industry and 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 preservation, garbage recycling, and forest conservation. In 2004, he co-founded Society of Entrepreneurs and Ecology, China’s largest environmental networks involving private sector business leaders. He was elected Chairman of China Entrepreneurs Forum in July 2011.
As a passionate mountaineer, Mr. Wang reached the peak of Mount Everest from North and South 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. The adventurist experience inspired his global vision of environmental sustainability. Mr. Wang is now member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Governance for Sustainability.
Wang Shi is also a visiting research fellow at Harvard University specializing in business value and ethics.