Ziyang David Fan is the Head of Digital Trade at the World Economic Forum. Based in San Francisco, his work focuses on how the digital economy and the Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies such as 3D printing and blockchain are changing international trade. He is an attorney and technologist with 15+ years of experience in the U.S., China, and Southeast Asia. He has worked in both public and private sectors, including at Airbnb, United States Trade and Development Agency, Shearman & Sterling LLP, and the International Monetary Fund. He received his law degree from the George Washington University Law School and his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Ziyang has published extensively on technology and trade including in Harvard Business Review, and has been quoted in media such as CNBC. He also lectures on “Tech Policy” to graduate students at the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley. Ziyang is fluent in English and Chinese.