Sophia Hamblin Wang

Sophia Hamblin Wang

COO, Mineral Carbonation International

Sophia Hamblin Wang is a cleantech COO, circular economy expert, speaker, university lecturer and diversity advocate. She is the Chief Operating Officer of Mineral Carbonation International (MCi), a technology platform that transforms CO2 into building materials and other valuable industrial products.

Sophia grew up in Far North Queensland and completed a Bachelor of International Business with First Class Honours at the ANU College of Business and Economics. Sophia showcased MCi’s technology at the Australia Pavilion at COP26 and won first place in the Net Zero Technology Centre COP26 Pitch Battle in Glasgow.

In 2022, Ms Hamblin Wang has been appointed to the forum of Young Global Leaders by the World Economic Forum. Sophia is co-founding Director of CO2 Value Australia, a member of the Australian Capital Territory Climate Change Council and a board member of the Climate Ready Initiative. Sophia is also a Lecturer at the University of Sydney Business School and was awarded Resource Innovator of the Year at the New Materials Summit in Berlin in 2018.

Sophia has been featured in ABC TV’s Q&A, The New York Times, Time Magazine, TEDx, The Australian Newspaper’s The Deal Magazine and was a delegate at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2020, WEF Pioneers of Change Summit 2021 and the UN Youth Climate Summit in New York 2019. Sophia was also an Australian Delegate to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India in 2017.

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.