Dr. Yuwa Hedrick-Wong

Dr. Hedrick-Wong is currently HSBC Visiting Professor of International Business at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and Global Economic Advisor of MasterCard. He is also Chair of the Academic Advisory Council at the MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth.

He is an economist with 25 years of experience gained in over thirty countries. A Canadian who grew up in Vancouver, Yuwa has spent the last 20 years working in Europe, Sub-Sahara Africa and Asia Pacific. He has served as advisor to fifty leading multi-national companies in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Africa and Europe.

He is an adjunct professor at the School of Management, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, and is an advisor at Southern Capital Group, and New Harbour Capital Partners.

A frequent speaker at international conferences, Dr. Hedrick-Wong is regularly invited to provide commentary in broadcast media on current economic, policy and business issues. He is a published author on consumer markets, economic development, trade and international relations.

Dr. Hedrick-Wong studied philosophy, political science, and economics at Trent University, and pursued post-graduate training at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University in Canada where he received his Ph.D.

He lives with his wife and two cats on Salt Spring Island, off the west coast of Canada, and is an eager apprentice in the fine art of gardening.