Network Director, Shanghai of The Economist Corporate Network
Mary Boyd is responsible for programme development and client servicing in Shanghai. She also provides research and conceptual support on China for Economist Corporate Network programmes. Before joining the Economist Group Mary Boyd was in the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, serving on assignment in Hong Kong, Thailand, Taiwan and China (in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chongqing). Since leaving government service she has researched and published on economic development and governance issues in China, and has undertaken consultancy work for the World Bank and other international institutions, as well as multinational companies. She has written for a number of Economist Intelligence Unit publications, including Country Report, China Hand and Business China. She co-authored the Economist Intelligence Unit report: Taking on the Competition: Domestic Companies in China. Ms Boyd has an MA (area studies) and an MSc (public policy and management) from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and has also completed language studies at Nanjing University. Her research interests include local governance and decentralisation policies and public-sector reform.
Network Director, Beijing of The Economist Corporate Networkhttps://www.corporatenetwork.com
Rachel Morarjee is the Beijing Director of The Economist Corporate Network. She brings two decades of foreign news reporting experience in markets as diverse as China, Russia and Afghanistan to bear on assessing geopolitical risk as well as local market opportunities. She has advised both foreign multinationals in China and Chinese firms investing overseas on strategy.
Research Analyst, Access China at The Economist Intelligence Unit
Imogen is a research analyst at The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Access China service, which provides analyses of China’s provinces and cities. She conducts regional research and forecasts, and advises clients on economic and policy developments in China. Imogen is also the analyst for Laos in the Asia division.
Imogen is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, having graduated from the University of Cambridge with a bachelor’s degree in Chinese studies. She also holds a master’s degree in public policy from Peking University.
Imogen joined The EIU in June 2019. Since then she has published articles on healthcare, public policy and international relations. She has also appeared in international media speaking on topics including the US-China trade war, the Belt and Road Initiative and cybersecurity.
Prior to joining the EIU, Imogen worked for the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China, where she managed some of the chamber's key publications and coordinated work on aviation and aerospace policy issues. She has also worked for US-based consultancy APCO Worldwide and the British Embassy in China.
Director, Hong Kong of The Economist Corporate Network
Janet Pau is the Director of The Economist Corporate Network in Hong Kong. She brings her experience working with top executives throughout Asia, coupled with economic knowledge and industry insight to help organisational leaders and their teams gain a holistic, practical appreciation of the opportunities and challenges in Greater China and across Asia.
Before joining The Economist Corporate Network, Janet was Program Director for the Asia Business Council, developing and delivering content for private forums for an all-CEO membership in Asia for more than a decade. Prior to that, she was Manager at the Global Business Policy Council at consulting firm A.T. Kearney in Washington D.C., where she led consulting projects and intellectual capital publications for senior executive clients in both business and government.
Janet’s publications include Through the Eyes of Tiger Cubs: Views of Asia’s Next Generation (Wiley, 2012) and Building Energy Efficiency (Encyclopaedia of China Publishing House, Chinese edition, 2008). She was an op-ed contributor and columnist for the South China Morning Post from 2011 to 2019. She has also contributed opinion pieces and book chapters, and spoken at various local and regional business conferences.
She serves on the leadership team of Hong Kong-based charity Beyond Foundation, which advocates for children with special needs and their families. She was a member on the Hong Kong Government’s Antiquities Advisory Board, Museum Advisory Board, and Central Policy Unit.
Janet received a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies and psychology with honours from Yale University and a Master in Public Policy specializing in economic policy and competitiveness from Harvard University.