Sophia Hamblin Wang
Two words, no hyphen | Pronounced: [So-Fee-Ya | Ham-Blin | Wong]
Sophia Hamblin Wang is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of MCi Carbon (MCi), an Australian clean technology platform transforming carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into building materials and other valuable industrial products for the circular economy. Ms Hamblin Wang is recognised as a World Economic Forum (WEF) Young Global Leader, is a member of the Asia 21 Young Leaders Class of 2023, and is a graduate of the Harvard University Executive Education program.
Sophia showcased MCi's ground-breaking technology at the Australia Pavilion during COP26, where she secured 1st Place in the Net Zero Technology Centre Pitch Battle held in Glasgow. In 2023, Sophia was featured at as a Global Finalist and National Winner in the Net-Zero Industries Awards, hosted by Mission Innovation at COP28 in Dubai.
Committed to advancing global climate goals, Sophia is co-founding Director of CO2 Value Australia, is a member of the ACT Climate Change Council and a board member of the Climate Ready Initiative.
Sophia’s insights and contributions have been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Economist, TEDx and the Australian Financial Review. Ms Hamblin Wang has spoken prolifically about the circular carbon economy as an official delegate at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York, WEF Annual Meeting in Davos 2020, WEF Pioneers of Change Summit 2021, New York Times London Climate Week 2022 and the 2023 European Forum Alpach in Austria.
Sophia is a Global Shaper Alumni, has an Australian Red Cross long-service medal and was awarded an Order of Australia Student Citizenship Award for work in aged care, sustainability, diversity, and inclusion.