Yuwa Hedrick-Wong's Biography
Global Economic Advisor, MasterCard Worldwide
Dr Yuwa Hedrick-Wong is a business strategist and economist with 25 years of experience gained in over thirty countries. He was appointed Global Economic Advisor to MasterCard Worldwide in 2009. Prior to this role, he was Economic Advisor to MasterCard in Asia/Pacific, a position he held since 2001. As economic advisor, he chairs a MasterCard Knowledge Panel of leading economists, policy analysts, academics and business strategists for regular exchange and knowledge sharing. In 2007 he was appointed Advisor at Southern Capital Group, a private equity fund; and in 2008 he was appointed to the Investment Council of ICICI, India’s largest private bank.
Yuwa is also currently the HSBC Visiting Professor of International Business at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C. Canada, and is a frequent speaker at numerous international high-profile conferences.
There is no question that the global economy today would be worse off without dynamic emerging markets. But the rise of these emerging markets, especially the giants of China and India, is a mixed blessing. The process of rapid industrialization of two continent-sized economies inevitably comes with disruptive, and often unpredictable, consequences that can be …
While the eyes of the world are fixed on regulatory, government and banking responses to turmoil in the Eurozone, seismic events across the world in China could do more to shape the global economy long term. Rarely is a comment made on the global economy without referencing the global imbalance, in terms of trade and …
The grey wolf has returned to Germany. In fact, he’s been back for 10 years. More Germans live in cities; and a depopulated countryside has room for creatures that most of us thought departed long ago. More humans of all kinds are living in cities. At some point in 2006-2007, for the first time in …
The Hidden Risks of the Sendai Earthquake: Long Term Consequences Demographics and the Japanese Disaster
It has been pointed out repeatedly that Japan is the best prepared country in the world for natural disasters. Not only is this true in terms of infrastructure and preparedness logistics; but it is also true in terms of the society itself. There are, however, a number of considerations that would temper this upbeat picture. …
Our hearts go out to the Japanese people and wish them all the luck in the coming weeks and months in dealing with the loss of loved ones, and in putting their lives and homes back together. Beyond the unimaginable human toll, the disaster in Japan has exposed serious longer term risks that have been …