Chairman, China Vanke Co., Ltd.
Mr. Wang Shi founded Vanke in 1984. He has established a strict modern corporate management system, which has provided significant guidance to talented young employees. As a result, Vanke has become the leading real estate company in China.
Mr. Wang reached the top of Mount Everest on the 22nd May 2003, being the first Chinese entrepreneur ever to do so. When he was 56, he realised his dream of climbing seven great peaks in the world and went exploring in the North and South Poles. Apart from being a thrill-seeker, Mr. Wang is also an advocate of social entrepreneurs.
Mr. Wang was the first to be named ‘Businessman of the Year’ by CCTV, and was recognised as one of the ‘Top 10 Economic Persons of the Year 2005 in Guangdong’.
Mr. Wang served as a soldier in Xinjiang. At the end of military service, he studied in Lanzhou Railway Engineering Institute and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Drainage.