Wang Zhen

Wang Zhen

President, CNOOC Economy Research Institute

Dr. WANG is the president of Energy Economics Institue of CNOOC, one of the three Chinese oil majors. As the Deputy Director-General of CNPC Policy Research Office before joining the CNOOC, he was in charge of corporate strategy and policy issues since 2014. He was also appointed as the Chief Expert of CNPC Economics and Technological Research Institute, one the of National Top Thinktank.

Dr WANG was a full Professor, Executive Director of the Academy of Chinese Energy Strategy and Dean of the Business School of China University of Petroleum at Beijing before his joining CNPC. He got his PhD in finance from Guanghua School of Management, Peking University. He was a Fulbright Visiting Research Scholar at Darden Graduate School of Business, the University of Virginia from 2010-2011.

As a leading expert in the energy issues, Dr Wang was invited to speak at global energy conferences and was the recipient of the 9th Global Finance Conference best paper award, Peking University best doctoral dissertation award, China National Energy Administration Research Award and Beijing Municipal Philosophy and Social Science Research Award etc. Dr. Wang published more than 150 academic papers domestic and abroad and 40 articles in Chinese dominated news. His books related to energy companies overseas investment strategy was well known and had a high reputation in the industry. Dr. Wang served in several important social academic positions, as deputy director of Economics Committee of the China Petroleum Society, deputy director of Energy Economics Committee of China Energy Research Institute. He was also the Global Future Council on Energy of the World Economic Forum from 2018-2019. Now, he is adjunct professor and supervises doctoral students at CUPB

Wang Zhen will be speaking at the Asia Pacific Energy Assembly 2021, taking place online on 20 – 22 April 2021. Find out more here.