Chief Country Risk Analyst, Export-Import Bank of China (EXIM Bank)
Dr. ZHAO Changhui is veteran manager at The Export-Import Bank of China (China Eximbank), specializing in China’s national security policy. His expertise lies in geo-economics of natural resources, energy geo-politics, world politics, international security, global economy, international monetary regime, all-region studies and country risk assessment. His Ph.D. discipline in history of economics thought at Renmin University of China was completed in 2004. An M.A. candidate in economics with Beijing Normal University in 2001, he received his B.A. in economics from Tianjin University of Economics and Finance in 1984. Zhao is the designer of China’s present-day strategy toward Africa and inventor of Forum on China–Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), as well as participating in many think-tanks such as China Society for International Finance (CSIF), Asia-Africa Development and Exchange Society (AADES), Council on National Security Policy (CNSP), and the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). Dr Zhao was in charge of North American and Oceanian affairs with Bank of China during 1985–1994, starting at People’s Bank of China.