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Thursday, September 3, 2020

Prof. Wang Hong Appointed as CEIBS President

September 3, 2020. Shanghai – A special faculty and staff meeting was held today in the Shanghai Petrochemical Auditorium at CEIBS’ Shanghai campus. During the meeting, Shanghai Jiao Tong University President and Chairman of the CEIBS Board of Directors Lin Zhongqin issued a letter of appointment to Professor Wang Hong on behalf of the school’s Board of Directors, officially appointing Prof. Wang as CEIBS President. President Wang was recommended to the CEIBS Board of Directors by the Shanghai Municipal Government and, following a process of careful selection and extensive consideration, was unanimously endorsed for the position by all of the board’s members. Yu Shaoliang, member of the Standing Committee and Director of the Organisation Department of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee; Yang Zhenbin, Chairman of the University Council of Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Leng Weiqing, Deputy Director of the Organisation Department of the CPC Shanghai Municipal Committee; and Shen Wei, Secretary General of CPC of Working Committee of Education and Health of Shanghai, attended the meeting. About 100 CEIBS faculty and staff representatives also attended the meeting.

Dr. Wang Hong received her Ph.D. in Business Administration from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and pursued post-doctoral studies in Applied Economics at Fudan University.  She is a recipient of the Special Government Allowance of the State Council and has been awarded numerous honours, including Shanghai Leading Talent and Shanghai Excellent Academic Leader.

From 2013 to 2020, Dr. Wang served as Party Secretary of Baoshan District People’s Government in Shanghai. From 2011 to 2012, she held positions as the Deputy Party Secretary & Chief Executive of the Baoshan District People’s Government. Prior to her career as a government official, she served first as Vice President and then as President of Shanghai University of Engineering Science from 1996 to 2012, during which time she also served as Vice Chairman of the Shanghai Workers’ Union. During this period, she also served as an adjunct professor and supervisor for Ph.D. students at Fudan University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics and Shanghai University. Dr. Wang served as a representative during the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China and a member of the 10th, 11th, 12th and 14th Shanghai Municipal People’s Congresses. She has also received funding as part of the Ministry of Education’s New Century Excellent Talents Programme and Dawn Plan.