Managing Director, The Economist Group

The Youth Council (Honorary)——Qian LIU

Dr. Liu Qian is an influential economist and business executive. She understands well both China and the West, and has shown exceptional ability to bridge the two in the age of China rising and new globalization. As Managing Director of The Economist Group in Greater China, Qian showed excellent leadership in expanding business with innovation. She previously headed the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Economics Unit and China research, and chaired internal review with the European Securities and Market Authority. As an economist, Qian has deep knowledge of Chinese economy, publishes in highly regarded academic journals and business, and is frequently interviewed by BBC, CNBC, NPR etc.

Qian is also a prominent advocate for gender equality, and introduces cutting edge global economic research on gender, and promotes intelligent public debates reaching millions of people. Outstanding Women Award by Caixin. Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Qian earned her PhD in economics from Uppsala University, Sweden, and was previously a visiting scholar at UC Berkeley, and received executive training from Stanford University.