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Rise of China via opening up: a practitioner's experience

16 May 2024 12.00 - 13.30
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Virtual seminar

Dr Yuebing Lu (Honorary Senior Research Fellow, The Department of Strategy and International Business, University of Birmingham; Chairman of the Board, Air Liquide (China) Holding Co. Ltd; Venture Partner, B Capital) will deliver a lecture which will be followed by a question and answer session.

Dr Lu is Chairman of the Board at Air Liquide (China) Holding Company, Chairman of Climate Capital Group and venture partner of B Capital.

Previously, he was Vice Chairman of China Funds at Siguler Guff and a member of the Investment Committee for the BRIC Opportunities Funds.  As a senior member of the firm's investment staff, he was in charge of Siguler Guff's business development activities in China and advises on the firm's overall emerging markets investment strategy. Dr Lu was the advisory board member of leading Private Equity firms’ funds, including Hony Capital, New Horizons, CITIC PE, CICC PE, and Boyu Capital.

Dr Lu was the Deputy President and Chief Investment Officer of China Jianyin Investment Limited, the domestic investment arm of China Investment Corporation (CIC). Prior to this, he was a managing director and China CEO at Climate Change Capital, where he led the investments in climate and low carbon technologies, projects and carbon assets in wind/solar/hydro power, biomass, low concentration methane utilization, energy efficiency.

Before his career in the above financial institutions, Dr Lu was vice president of Alstom (China) Investment Co., Ltd., vice president of Ford Motor (China) Investment Co. Ltd., and BD general manager of Caterpillar (China) Investment Co., Ltd. leading the government/industrial partnerships and business development in the fields of construction machinery, automobile, power equipment and high speed train. Earlier in his career, Dr Lu was a research fellow in Development Research Center of the State Council.

Dr Lu is honorary senior research fellow of the Business School of Birmingham University, Director of the Center for Global Climate Innovation and Governance in UIBE, Chairman of MNC 50 Carbon Neutrality Forum, and Vice President of Beijing Green Finance Association. He has published 6 books on corporate strategy, corporate governance, private equity and venture capital. He is a thought leader and frequent speaker in climate and sustainability.

He holds a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from Tsinghua University and a PhD in Economics from University of Cambridge.

This is one of the events in the on-going China Forum Seminar series, hosted by the China Forum, Jesus College. The seminars, given by eminent speakers, cover a broad range of topics and disciplines.


This is a virtual seminar. Attendance is free. Advance booking is required by emailing:  Priority will be given to members of Jesus College and the University of Cambridge.