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Ni to represent Wanxiang America Corporation in bringing economic growth and jobs to Illinois

CHICAGO, IL – Intersect Illinois today announced that it has appointed Pin Ni, president of Wanxiang America Corporation, to its board of directors. Ni brings vast experience in international business operations and key industry expertise that will help advance Intersect Illinois’ mission to bring economic growth and jobs to Illinois.

Pin Ni, photo credit: June Jiang

“Illinois’ business community is noticing the momentum we are seeing in growing our state’s economy and wants to be a part of what we are building,” said Intersect Illinois chairman John Atkinson. “We’re pleased to welcome Pin Ni to Intersect Illinois’ board, where he will bring his wealth of experience operating a global business in the state to help us attract companies that create jobs in communities throughout Illinois.”

Ni is the president of Wanxiang America Corporation, which he established in 1994. The automotive, clean energy, and venture investment company has operations in 23 U.S. states and revenue of $4 billion. Ni serves on boards including the China General Chamber of Commerce – USA and the Chicago chapter, World Business Chicago, China Institute, Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and Northwestern University.


“Illinois offers tremendous opportunities for business growth, providing the talent and infrastructure that global companies need,” said Ni. “I look forward to serving on Intersect Illinois’ board of directors and contributing to Illinois’ business environment, which enables companies of all sizes and industries to thrive.”

As the state’s business attraction organization, Intersect Illinois collaborates with partners in the public and private sectors to attract new jobs and investment throughout the state. The organization showcases the state’s advantages including its central location with access to the country and world, its unmatched infrastructure, and its robust workforce fueled by its dynamic higher education system.

Working with industry, academic, civic, and government partners, Intersect Illinois makes it easier for companies to expand in Illinois and provides a range of services to help navigate the site selection process. Intersect Illinois’ board of directors helps the organization generate public good with private sector efficiency.

Ni joins board members from companies including Ameren Illinois, ADM, Busey Bank, Carle Health, Chicago State University, Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce, Comcast, ComEd, Constellation, Clayco, DLA Piper, 8 Hospitality Group, Illinois American Water, Illinois Manufacturers’ Association, Illinois Manufacturing Excellence Center, Illinois REALTORS, Loop Capital, Marsh Chicago, Nicor Gas, OSF Healthcare, P33, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas, Related Midwest, Skyway Concession Company, and the University of Illinois System.