15th Global Supply Chain and Logistics Summit
17 November 2022
Dubai (U.A.E.)



Shirley Ze Yu

Shirley Ze Yu
Political Economist, Professor, LSE, China

Shirley Ze Yu ( is a leading voice on China’s political economy, Professor, Director of the China-Africa Initiative at the London School of Economics, and a Senior Practitioner Fellow with the Ash Center of Harvard Kennedy School. She is also a professor at the IE Business School, and a distinguished foreign faculty professor at the National Defence University, Pakistan.  

She serves as the Independent Non-Executive Director of Eurasian International Commercial Bank. She is the creator of a daily intelligence and insights newsletter on China for Fortune Global 500 stakeholders-China BIG Idea by Shirley Yu (, and a NY-based business talk show Hey China!( Shirley Yu is a frequent commentator for the BBC News, Bloomberg, CNN, Al Jazeera, PBS Frontline, S&P Global, and Channel News Asia on China. She is a column contributor to the FT, South China Morning Post, the National News, among others. She is a Davos World Economic Forum Expert on China, 5G, and Geo-economics. 

She is an author of a Palgrave Macmillan 2020 book Huawei Goes Global: Made in China for the World. She has also published books in Chinese, including On China, by Ambassadors, and The Rise of the RMB and the Fall of the Yen.

She has a Ph.D. in political economy from China’s Peking University, and a Master’s degree from Harvard University. 

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