Alex Wang is a cross-border serial entrepreneur and senior executive with rich and ground level experience in the US, Asia Pacific (particularly China), and Europe.
Prior to edX, Alex was the founder and CEO of an innovative eLearning company that developed the world’s first immersive virtual world to help K-12 students in China improve their English capabilities. He led the company to form strategic partnerships with major Chinese publishers and launched a series of mobile apps that covered over 30 million Chinese students.
Prior to his eLearning venture, Alex was a founding team member and Vice President of Business Development at a leading Internet-based Enterprise Supply and Contract Management software company based in the Boston area (acquired by IBM). Alex was responsible for global channel sales (covering North America, Europe and Asia Pacific), accounting for one-third of the company’s total revenue. Alex also played a key role in several acquisitions.
Alex also held various sales, marketing, consulting, and project management positions at Lucent Technologies, the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company.
Alex received BS in Applied Mechanics from Fudan University (Shanghai, China), PhD in Engineering Mechanics from Virginia Tech where he won the Paul E Torgersen Best PhD Dissertation Award, and MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management where he received the Alumni Leadership Award.
Passionate about education, Alex serves as the first Professor of Practice at the School of Management at Fudan University where he teaches MBA courses on cross-border innovation and entrepreneurship.