Wing Thye Woo

Vice President for Asia and Head of the Kuala Lumpur Office; Co-Chair, SDSN South East Asia

SDSN Leadership

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wing Thye Woo is Vice President of Asia and Head of the Kuala Lumpur Office for SDSN. He holds academic appointments at Sunway University in Kuala Lumpur, the University of California in Davis, Fudan University in Shanghai, and the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences in Beijing. From 2002-2005, he was the Special Advisor for East Asian Economies in the Millennium Project of the United Nations; in July 2005, he was appointed to the International Advisory Panel to Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi of Malaysia; and in 2008, he became the economic advisor to Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng of Penang State. Woo is active in the East Asia Economic Association (serving as Director since 2015) and the Chinese Economist Association (UK/Europe), serving as Editor of Journal of Chinese Economic and Business Studies since 2003. Wing has a B.A. in Economics, and a B.S. in Engineering from Swarthmore College; a M.A. in Economics from Yale; and a M.A. and a Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard.