Edward F. Weston Medal for Professional Achievement

Ying WuYing Wu '88
Chairman, China Capital Group

Ying Wu, chairman of China Capital Group since October 2008, has more than 20 years of experience as a technological innovator and telecommunications entrepreneur.  Co-founder of UTStarcom Inc., Ying served as the firm’s executive vice president and vice chairman of the Board of Directors. He also served as chairman and chief executive officer of UTStarcom’s Chinese subsidiary, UTStarcom (China) Co., Ltd.  Prior to its merger with Unitech Telecom, Inc. in 1995, he was president of Starcom, Inc., which he co-founded in 1991. Previous to his founding role with these start-up enterprises, Ying was a member of the technical staff at Bellcore, and earlier a consultant to AT&T Bell Labs.

Ying is currently a member of the think-tank Consultant Committee of the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office of the State Council, and senior consultant on Internet industry for the ShenZhen City government. He is also an honorary professor at Beijing Industrial University and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. He holds an MS in electrical engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology and a BS in electrical engineering from Beijing Industrial University.

The recipient of numerous awards, Ying was recognized in 1998 by Business Week as one of the 50 Stars of Asia, credited for averting a financial crisis in Asia.  In 2003, China Central TV (CCTV) named Ying one of the Top 10 Most Influential Persons in that country’s economy.