Shenzhen Institute of international public welfare

Successive Presidents

  • Wang Zhenyao

    Former and Founding President of CGPI

    Wang Zhenyao was the first president of the China Global Philanthropy Institute, between 2015 and 2020. After helping to establish CGPI, he grew the education and research programs significantly while also promoting international exchange and cooperation.

    Dr. Wang also holds the position of president of the China Philanthropy Research Institute at Beijing Normal University since 2010. He previously worked in the Ministry of Civil Affairs for 22 years, including as Director General of the Department of Disaster Relief and later of the Department of Social Welfare and Charity Promotion. Wang Zhenyao holds a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University and a Doctorate from Peking University. 

  • Yan Jun

    President of China Global Philanthropy Institute

    Throughout his career, Yan Jun has championed international cooperative exchange and innovation in executive education programs. Prior to joining CGPI, Yan Jun was Director of the Global Finance Development Education Center at Tsinghua University's PBC School of Finance, a position he had held since 2013. 
    Yan Jun founded the Global Finance Doctorate (GFD) program, an elite finance and management education program for top entrepreneurs and investors. GFD has since grown into the leading executive degree program of its kind, with the largest enrollment numbers among its domestic peers. The GFD program was incorporated into CGPI when Yan Jun became president in 2020.
    Passionate about fostering international educational exchange, Yan Jun has spearheaded many partnerships between prestigious Chinese universities such as Tsinghua and Peking University, and counterparts in Australia, US and Europe. This includes creating the first Sino-Australian business school, the Shanghai University SILC Business school. In recent years, Yan Jun actively explored partnerships with the University of Geneva as well as other top-tier international institutions in the professional doctorate education field. He is also dedicated to promoting sustainable asset and wealth management, social entrepreneurship, philanthropic technology and youth philanthropy.

    Yan Jun holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Manufacturing Technology from Changsha Railway Institute (Central South University) and a Master of Management from the University of Technology Sydney.