Wang Shi is currently Chairman of China Vanke Co. Ltd, a Chinese corporation with sales revenue of RMB52.36 billion and net profits that have steadily increased for each of the last 16 years. China Vanke currently employs approximately 16,000 employees located throughout 28 locations in China.
Mr. Wang originally formed China Vanke in 1988 as a shareholding company and served as Chairman and General Manager until stepping down from the latter role 11 years later. He had formed Vanke¡¯s corporate predecessor four years earlier. Under Mr. Wang¡¯s leadership, China Vanke has achieved numerous awards and public recognition, including:
¡¤ Becoming the first Chinese real estate development company listed on a Chinese stock exchange.
¡¤ The Company was named twice as one of the ¡°International Best Small Companies¡± by Forbes.
¡¤ Receiving ¡°Best Corporate Governance Award¡± for the last three consecutive years from IR magazine (UK), and
¡¤ Vanke staff were 5 of the 20 winners of the ¡°Zhan Tianyou outstanding residential quarters Gold Award¡±, the highest honor in the field of China civil engineering, and won the ¡°Zhan Tianyou Civil Engineering Award¡± for the second consecutive year.
Wang Shi enjoys the challenges of mountaineering and reached the peak of Mount Everest in 2003. He holds the distinction of being the oldest PRC mountaineer to have ever reached that peak. In addition, Mr. Wang has climbed to the peaks of the 7 highest mountains on 7 continents, only one of four native Chinese citizens to have accomplished that feat. He has climbed in Antarctica and lead two expeditions to the Arctic in 2004 and 2005.
Wang Shi graduated from Lanzhou Railway College in 1978 and worked for the Guangzhou Railway Bureau and a Shenzhen special economic zone development company before forming Vanke¡¯s corporate predecessor. He joined the military in 1968. He was born in 1951.