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Xu Sitao

Director of Global Forecasting, China, EIU
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    Economic OutlookInternational Business

    Xu Sitao is Chief Representative of the Economist Group in China and Director of Advisory Services for Economist Corporate Network in China since 2004. In addition, he is Director of Global Forecasting, China, at EIU, with a mandate of serving the increasing needs of the overseas drive by Chinese companies.

    Xu Sitao was the Economist for Indonesia, Korea, and Thailand in Singapore, working for MMS International of Standard and Poor’s Group in 1995. He then joined Standard Chartered Bank as Regional Treasury Economist in 1996. Following this, he became Societe Generale’s Chief Economist for Asia (ex-Japan) in 2001. Prior to the Economist Group, Xu Sitao worked for ICBC (Asia), the overseas flagship of China’s largest bank (the world’s largest bank based on market capitalization), as the Head of Economics. 

    Xu Sitao holds a B.A. in Economics from Peking University, an M.A. in Economics from the University of Connecticut, and a M.S. in Finance from Boston College.  He has been a columnist for Caijing and 21st Century, China’s leading business publications and has contributed frequently to leading regional and international publications, such as YaleGlobal Magazine, the Asian Wall Street Journal and Financial Times.  He appears regularly on CNBC, Bloomberg, CCTV, and other TV shows as a commentator on Asia and an accomplished public speaker and lecturer. Xu Sitao speaks regularly at board meetings of major corporations and major conferences for institutional investors and policymakers. 

    Xu Sitao is on the Speaker Retainer Programme for the Virginia-based CFA Institute and speaks regularly on asset allocation strategy in the context of China to institutional investors in Asia, Europe, the US, Latin America and South Africa.  Xu Sitao is a non-executive director of Hunan Valin, one of major steel companies in China, which is partially owned by ArcelorMittal. Xu Sitao is also sitting on the board of Hisun Tech (a Hong Kong listed company). Xu Sitao is also an adjunct professor at the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University. Xu Sitao is a visiting scholar at Hoover Institution at Stanford University in 2012. 

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