Huang Wen, PhD, is the director of the International Business Development Division of the News & Information Center, Xinhua News Agency. She joined Xinhua as a photojournalist in 1989 and used to cover the Kosovo war during her corresponding time in Europe in 1999.
As a Joop Swart Masterclass student in 2005, she established her first contact with World Press Photo and proceeded to judge the 2006 and 2007 World Press Photo Contest. She is also a key member of the Organizing Committee of the China International Press Photo Contest (CHIPP) and Executive Secretary for its judging panel since the contest was launched in 2005.
From 2010 onwards, she has been in charge of the business development for Xinhua news products and services worldwide.