CEO, Elion Group and Champion of the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014
Mr Wang Wenbiao was born in Inner Mongolia. He is a CPC member and a senior Economist with a Master’s degree. Mr Wang is the Executive Member of the 12th CPPCC, Vice Co-chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, and Party Secretary and Chairman of Elion Resources Group. In May 1995, he won the title of ‘Model Worker’ in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, followed by the title of ‘Outstanding Young Entrepreneur’ in 1997. In 2001, he won the title of ‘Chinese Model Worker in Green Work’ and won the ‘May 1 Labor Medal of China’. In December 2005, he was elected as the Vice President of Chinese Honored Enterprise Promotion Agency. In 2006, Mr Wang was awarded the title of Top 10 Entrepreneurs Most Respected by People’. In November 2007, he was elected as the Vice Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry and Commerce, and in 2008 won the China Charity Award. In January 2012, he won the title of ‘Chinese Model Worker in Green Work’ for the second time. On June 17, 2012, Mr Wang won the UN Environmental Development Prize at the Rio 20+ Summit in Brazil, and in March of the following year was elected as the Standing Committee Member of the 12th CPPCC National Committee.
Since 1995, Mr Wang has led the Elion Resources Group following the principle of ‘care for life and nature’ and the business philosophy of ‘putting people first, team spirit, corporate development through science and technology and rewarding the nation with industrial development’. Elion Resources Group started out in the industry by developing Chinese medicinal herbs in the desert and worked hard to promote high-tech industries characterised by modern and environmentally-friendly Chinese and Mongolian medicines. Due to these efforts, its scale of production and revenue grew rapidly. In 1997, Elion Resources Group was designated by the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region government as a key enterprise. At the end of 1999, Elion Resources Group was listed in the 520 Key Enterprises by the State Council. In the same year, its Technical Centre was rated as a National Technical Centre. In July 2000, Elion Resources Group listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange issuing 58 million shares.