Dr. Wenran Jiang is the Director of Canada-China Energy and Environment Forum and its annual conference since 2004. Currently, he is Special Advisor to the Alberta Department of Energy on Asian market diversification, Senior Fellow of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Wilson Centre Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre for Scholars, Special Advisor on China to the US and Canada based Energy Council, and President of Wenya Group Inc.
Before taking a partial leave from his tenure at the University of Alberta’s Department of Political Science, Dr. Jiang was the Founding Director (2005-08) and Inaugural Mactaggart Research Chair (2008-11) of the University’s China Institute. Traveling to China very frequently, and other parts of the world with field research, Dr. Jiang has written extensively on the rise of China and its impact on the Chinese political economy and the rest of the world, with a major focus on the shifting balance of power in the global economy, international finance and energy and resource sectors. Dr. Jiang has advised government agencies, private companies in energy, mining, forestry and agricultural sectors on Asian market access and how to engage China. He is currently completing a book on energy security and Chinese foreign policy.