Professor Wang Tianyi was admitted as an honor student to Tsinghua University in 1980, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in electronics, a master’s degree in business, and a doctorate degree in economics.
Professor Wang joined Yantai University in 1988 and became professor in 1999. He was appointed Dean of the Business School in 1998 and Vice-Chancellor of Yantai University in 1999.
In 2000, Professor Wang became the Deputy Mayor of Jinan, the capital of Shandong Province. In 2008, he was appointed President of Shandong Academy of Sciences.
After joining Everbright Environment in 2010, and especially after becoming its CEO in 2018, Professor Wang has led Everbright Environment become the biggest environment company in China, in both revenue and profit, and the largest waste-to-energy company in the world.
Professor Wang was honored the “Best CEO in Asia” by Institutional Investor and Corporate Governance Asia in 2018, 2019, and 2020.
In 2020, Professor Wang was awarded the 2018-2019 “Green China Person of the Year”. It is the highest award established by Chinese government in the field of Ecology and Environment.