The Inclusive City, 2nd Annual Fletcher-MasterCard Inclusion Forum, May 1-2, 2014

Yuwa Hedrick-Wong

Yuwa Hedrick-Wong, Chief Economist, MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth

Yuwa is currently an HSBC Visiting Professor of International Business at the University of British Columbia, Canada, and Global Economic Advisor of MasterCard Worldwide.

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, Yuwa 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. Yuwa 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.

As Chair of the Academic Advisory Council for the Institute, Yuwa will engage thought leaders and institutions from around the world to provide strategic counsel and inform the Institute's annual research agenda.