Shirley Ze Yu is a senior visiting fellow with the Institute of Global Affairs of the LSE, an associate with the Lau China Institute of Kings College London, and an Asia fellow with the Ash Center of Harvard Kennedy School.
She is a former China National Television News Anchor, a seasoned senior executive for multinational listed companies and board member. She is a frequent speaker on China’s political economy, political philosophy, and geopolitics, in particular, China’s Belt and Road Initiative and its geopolitical implications.
She is a frequent guest on BBC News on China. She is a column contributor to the FT, and South China Morning Post. She is also a keynote speaker at leading global think tanks including the Chatham House, Asia Society, Harvard Kennedy School and the LSE, among many.
She was also the deputy director of the Xin FIntech Centre under the Tsinghua PBOC School of Finance.
She has a Ph.D. in political economy from China’s Peking University, and a Master’s degree in Government from Harvard University. She has published three books in Chinese, including On China, by Ambassadors, and the Rise of the RMB and the Fall of the Yen. She also serves as a mentor for Cherie Blair’s Foundation for International Women.