Advisory Board

Name Location
Paul Baines London
Ernst Behrens Beijing
Neil Benedict New York
John Botts London
Sir Stephen Brown,KCVO London
Sir Anthony Galsworthy,KCMG London
GE Su Beijing
Hu Yan Beijing
Rudi Lamprecht Munich
Thomas Putter Munich
Adam Williams Beijing
Malcolm Williams London
XU Bin Beijing

Professor XU Shiwei


Professor Xu is a former senior Chinese businessman, diplomat and academic. For 13 years Professor Xu worked for China International Trust and Investment Corporation (CITIC), one of China’s largest financial institutions which reports directly to the State Council. His positions included Group Director, President of CITIC Trading Co Ltd. (1990-95) and President of China International Economic Consultants, Inc. He has also served as Vice-Chairman of the China International Trade Association.

He has been an Executive Director of the China International Finance Association and the China National Association of Economic Cooperation with Foreign Countries. In 2001 he was the Executive Director of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Business Advisory Council and played a leading role in the business summit, which met alongside the meeting of heads of state and government in Shanghai. He continues to act as an arbitrator for the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Committee.

For much of his life Professor Xu worked in China’s diplomatic services. During the 1980s he served as Commercial Counsellor at the Chinese mission to the European Economic Community. From 1972 to 1974 he was an attaché at China’s permanent mission to the United Nations and other international organisations in Geneva.

Professor Xu began his career as a lecturer at the University of International Business and Economics, in Beijing and later became Vice President of the University. He completed post-graduate study in the United Kingdom and speaks fluent English.