Dr Jie Yu

Senior Research Fellow on China, Asia-Pacific Programme


Dr Yu Jie is senior research fellow on China in the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House, focusing on the decision-making process of Chinese foreign policy as well as China’s economic diplomacy.

She speaks and writes frequently at major media outlets such as BBC and Financial Times; and regularly briefs senior policy practitioners from the G7 member governments, the UK Cabinet Office and the Silk Road Fund in Beijing, as well as major FTSE 100 corporates. Yu Jie has testified at the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee and International Trade Committee, and was also head of China Foresight at LSE IDEAS.

Prior to LSE, she was a management consultant, specializing in Chinese state-owned enterprises investments in Europe and Chinese market entry strategies for European conglomerates at the London Office of Roland Berger Strategy Consultants.

Dr Yu has been recognized as a 'Leading Woman' of the London School of Economics for her contribution in teaching and engaging the public debates on China’s foreign affairs and remains an associate fellow at LSE IDEAS.

Past experience

2011-18Head of China Foresight, LSE IDEAS, the London School of Economics and Political Science
2009-11Management Consultant and China Desk, London Office, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants
2007-08Deputy Editor, Millennium Journal of International Studies, the London School of Economics and Political Science

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