Kerry Brown is Professor of Chinese Studies and Director of the Lau China Institute at King’s College, London. Prior to this he was a diplomat, working for the British Foreign Office in London and China from 1998 to 2005, and
Launched in 2013, YCW London has attracted a wide variety of China experts to speak, who include:
- Dr Kevin Rudd, 26th Prime Minister of Australia
- Dame Caroline Wilson, UK Ambassador to China
- Lord O’Neill, former Commercial Secretary to the UK Treasury
- Gary Liu, then-CEO of SCMP
- Lord Green, former HSBC CEO/Chairman
- Dr Yukon Huang, former China Director at World Bank
- Carrie Gracie, then-China Editor at BBC News
The YCW London chapter is proud to host the YCW London Mentorship Programme, an enriching initiative that links early-career young professionals and students with esteemed mentors. Our mentors are a group of experienced China-professionals from a variety of fields, such as finance, policy, business, journalism, technology, and research.
Running annually from February to January, our programme provides a platform for mentors and mentees to engage in regular discussions, exploring career opportunities, aspirations, and personal growth. Previous mentees have gone on to secure jobs and academic postings in Greater China, as well as join China-focused organisations in the UK.
Our call for mentee applications opens in December each year, welcoming individuals based in and around London with a passion for building a China-related career. If you have any questions or wish to be considered as one of our YCW mentors, please write to our Mentorship Director, Hugo Briggs (h[dot]briggs[at]youngchinawatchers[dot]com).
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Danny Quah is Professor of Economics and International Development at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Director of the Saw Swee Hock Southeast Asia Centre at LSE’s Institute of Global Affairs. He had previously served as LSE’s
Miranda Carr is Haitong’s Senior Analyst and Head of China Thematic Research. Miranda has over 10 years’ experience in equity research with an expertise in the interpretation of Chinese longer-term Government plans and shorter-term themes. Miranda’s research focuses on
Dr. Deborah Bräutigam is the Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of Political Economy, Director of the International Development Program, and Director of the China Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Her most recent books
Dr Carlos Oya has degrees in Economics from Universidad Complutense of Madrid and SOAS (MSc Econ) where he also completed his PhD in Development Economics. He worked for several years in government in Mozambique, where he conducted extensive field research on rural labour