Her research focuses on Chinese “Go Global” empirical studies, Industrial Park and Special Economic Zones (SEZ) diagnosis, China’s overseas investment, and the interaction of the manufacturing, energy, and mining sector as well as their roles in the process of industrialization for Belt & Road countries.
Dr. YU worked more than 8 years for State Power Investment Corp. International Minerals & Investment Co., Ltd as the director of the Dept. of Business Development & Public Relations. She was responsible for overseas energy and mining investment and corporate social responsibility. Dr. YU also served as a consultant for the utility industry with Accenture.
Dr. YU speaks Chinese, English, and French. She graduated from Peking University with a double major in French and Economics and obtained two Masters’s degrees, Development Economics and Project Management, at CERDI-CNRS in France, where she also received her Ph.D. in Development Economics.
Dr. YU is a consultant to the Asian Development Bank, and she is also the first representative of the People’s Republic of China to be nominated for the “Future Energy Leader” (FEL) by the World Energy Council. She is a global board member of the FEL and was a key member of its development committee (2015-2017).