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.
Head at AFRY Management Consulting
Christian is Head of AFRY Management Consulting (formerly Pöyry) in China. He leads AFRY’s energy advisory team in advising local and international clients on Chinese and Asian electricity markets across strategy, market design and transaction services. Before joining AFRY Christian held roles in renewable energy project development in the United States and energy policy with the British government in China. Christian comes from an academic background in economics and Chinese and has been permanently located in Beijing since 2013. He specializes in market due diligence and electricity market design.