California-China Advisory Board Welcomes BYD

The Advisory Board to the California-China Office of Trade and Investment is pleased to welcome BYD Ltd. has its newest member.  Chairman and Founder Chanfu Wang will serve on the Board.

WANG Chuanfu

Mr. Wang founded the Shenzhen BYD Battery Company Limited in February 1995 (now BYD Company Limited).  My Wang was appointed executive director of BYD Ltd. in June of 2002 as BYD was listed on the Hong Kong Market exchange in 2002.  It was one of the most successful initial public offerings in the HKE market history.  Chairman Wang’s many honors include:  “Star of Asia”- Entrepreneur by Business Week; “China Future Economic Leaders” by World Economic Forum; “Top 10 News Figures in Automobile Field” by Fortune News; ”Top 100 Most Influential Chinese Businessman” by World Eminence Chinese Business Association and Sohu; “Global Top 500 Chinese billionaires”; and Shanxi’s ”Outstanding Private Entrepreneur.”  

In addition to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Mr. Wang has been active in local politics having been elected to serve in the as the Deputy of Shenzhen City and as a member of the fourth People’s Congress of Shenzhen.

Wang  Chuanfu was born in 1966 in China and graduated in 1987 from Central South University of Technology (now Central South University) majoring in the Physical Chemistry of Metallurgy.  He got his Master’s degree in Materials Science from Beijing General Research Institute of Nonferrous Metals in 1990 and then served as the vice-chairman of Beijing General Research Institute of Nonferrous Metals from 1990 – 1995.