External speakers

Xu Sitao

Chief Economist, China; Partner, Deloitte

Xu Sitao is Chief Economist of China, Partner at Deloitte. Formerly, he was at The Economist Group from 2004 to 2014 and held various positions. He was Chief Representative of the Economist Group, Director of Advisory Services for Economist Corporate Network and Director of Global Forecasting, China, at EIU.

Before joining The Economist Group, Xu Sitao worked for ICBC (Asia), the overseas flagship of China’s largest bank, as the Head of Economics in 2003. Prior to this, he was Societe Generale’s Chief Economist for Asia (ex-Japan) from 2001 to 2002. He joined Standard Chartered Bank as Regional Treasury Economist in 1996. Previously, Xu Sitao was the Economist for Indonesia, Korea, and Thailand in Singapore, working for MMS International of Standard and Poor’s Group in 1995. 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 to investors, corporate executives, and policymakers on China’s economy, asset allocation, and developments in China’s corporate sector. He is a retained speaker for the Virginia-based CFA Institute as well as other industry organizations. Lastly, he remains a clinical professor at the School of Economics and Management of Tsinghua University, and has also spent time as a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University in 2012.