Chief Country Risk Analyst
Zhao Changhui is veteran manager at The Export-Import Bank of China (China Eximbank), specializing in China’s national security policy. He is career banker and his rich 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. Milestone achievements include: Designer of China’s present-day strategy toward Africa; inventor of Forum on China–Africa Cooperation (FOCAC); and founder of country risk management in China. A scholar with many think-tanks involving China Society for International Finance (CSIF), Asia-Africa Development and Exchange Society (AADES), Council on National Security Policy (CNSP), and the London-based The Internatioanl Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), Dr Zhao has proved himself a multidimensional economist and strategist. Prior to his long and distinguished service as an Eximbanker since May 1994, 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 as a researcher in Shanghai and an interpreter and protocol officer at the headquarters in Beijing respectively. His expatriate experience embraced a three-year representative of China Eximbank’s Representative Office for Central & West Africa, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire from April 1996 to April 1999; a six-month visitation program with ANZ Group in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia between October 1988 and April 1989; and a three-month training course at Royal Bank of Canada in Toronto, Canada, June-August 1993.