Bin Wang is a corporate affiliate visiting fellow at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (Shorenstein APARC) for 2012-13.
From 1993 to 98, Wang worked for the Ministry of Electronic Industry of China (MEI). At MEI, he was in charge of managing the Electronic Industry Development Fund, which invested in companies engaged in information technology in China. He also participated in the research and formulation of industrial policy. In 1999, Wang set up a high-tech company and served as its CEO. The company specialized in developing embedded software and finally became the only provider of mobile payment solutions for China UnionPay. This company was acquired in 2010 as a price of $47.5 million USD and generated over 100x returns for the initial investors. Wang joined Infotech Ventures, a leading venture investment company in China, as a venture partner in 2010. His current responsibilities include identifying potential investment projects in the IT industry and doing research in venture investment and entrepreneurship. Wang received his bachelor's degree in management engineering from the University of Electronic Science and Technology and his master's degree in public administration from Sichuan University.