Wang Shi, Founder and honorary Chairman of China Vanke, the largest real estate enterprise in China and the largest residential real estate developer in the world. He has also been a visiting scholar at Harvard, led China’s first and largest entrepreneur organization, is involved with a variety of philanthropic organizations, and is the author of Ladder of the Soul (2011).
Mr. Wang graduated from Lanzhou Railway College (now known as Lanzhou Jiaotong University) in the PRC in 1978 majoring in Water Supply Studies. After Graduation, he served in various positions with the Guangzhou Railway Bureau, Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation Committee of Guangdong Province, and Shenzhen Special Region Development Company. In 1984, he established the Shenzhen Exhibition Centre for Modern Science and Education Equipment, the predecessor of the Company, and served as General Manager. Mr. Wang served as the Chairman of China Vanke Co. Ltd. since 1988 until June 30, 2017 and General Manager from 1988 to 1999. He is currently Honorary Chairman of the Board.