Chairman, Ophoenix Capital Management Inc.
Dr. Dazong Wang is a recognized automotive expert and leader. He earned doctor of philosophy from Cornell University and master of engineering from Huazhong University of.Science and Technology in China.
Dr. Wang worked for GM form 1985 to 2006 for various technical and managerial roles including: Sr. Technical fellow, China Country Manager, Engineering director for North America operations. He represented GM to setup three Joint Ventures in mid nineties in China.
In March 2006, Dr. Wang joined Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SAIC) as Vice President, responsible for engineering and key component operations.
In February 2008, Dr. Wang joined Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC) as President and CEO. Under his leadership, vehicle production increased from 680 thousand in 2007 to over 1.5 million in 2010 while profit increased more than 700% during the same period.
In November 2011, Dr. Wang founded Ophoneix Capital Management focusing on cross border M&A in automotive industry. Ophoenix together with various strategic partners, completed more than ten cross border M&A transactions in NA and Europe.
Dr. Wang also serves in a leadership capacity in many social and technical organizations including: the founding President of the Chinese Association of Greater Detroit; Vice Chairman of Chinese Society of Automotive Engineers; Chairman of global automotive elite council.