Alex Wang

Alex Wang

PhD, Engineering Mechanics, Virginia Tech
MBA, MIT Sloan School of Management
BS, Applied Mechanics, Fudan University


Dr. Wang currently serves as the Managing Partner of China Impact Ventures (CIV), an impact investment company focusing on supporting China-based early-stage startups in cleantech, mobility and smart agriculture. CIV also incubates enterprises that leverage China’s strong supply chain capabilities and innovative products to serve other developing markets (Africa, India, Southeast Asia, etc.).

Prior to his current role, Dr. Wang was the General Manager of edX China, the massive online open course (MOOC) platform founded by MIT and Harvard. He also founded/co-founded two Internet startups and had grown the businesses in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific with numerous Global 2000 clients and covered tens of millions of consumer users.

In addition, Dr. Wang held various sales, marketing, consulting, and engineering positions at Lucent Technologies, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.

Dr. Wang received his BS in Applied Mechanics from Fudan University, PhD in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech and an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management.

Dr. Wang specializes in cross-border entrepreneurship and innovation, global market expansion strategy, and impact investment.

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