Driving commercial and political engagement between Asia, the Middle East and Europe

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  • Driving commercial and political engagement between Asia, the Middle East and Europe

    An experienced research team 

    The Asia House research team possesses a broad range of expertise across global economics, international business, and trade policy. Drawing on in-house expertise and a highly experienced Advisory Board, Asia House research is at the forefront of thinking on business and policy in Asia.

    Michael Lawrence
    Chief Executive

    Michael Lawrence was appointed Chief Executive of Asia House in September 2012 following a career in journalism that took him to the highest levels of international media. Michael was Global Editor of Reuters from 2006 to 2012, leading a team of 3,000 journalists covering news in text, video and pictures from almost 200 bureaux around the world. Michael was part of the editorial team that delivered Reuters’ much-praised coverage of the Iraq war, and he ran the region through the turbulent years that followed. He has an in-depth knowledge of the Asian geopolitical landscape and economic affairs in the region.

    Charlie Humphreys
    Director of Corporate Affairs

    Charlie leads Asia House’s corporate and government relations, as well as the business and policy programme. He has led discussions at Asia House public policy events with leading business figures, government ministers from Asia and the west, and experts on Asia. He helped establish Asia House’s Advisory business, advising multinational corporations, governments and other institutions. With an academic background in political economy, before joining Asia House, Charlie worked in finance‚ managing portfolios for investors from Asia and Europe. He also spent a number of years in China where he worked on capacity building projects with the government.

    Matilda Buchan
    Research Analyst 

    Matilda Buchan is a Research Analyst at Asia House, drawing on quantitative analysis to complement research on economic developments in Asia. Prior to this Matilda spent six years working as an Economist in the Civil Service, advising policy in the Department for International Trade. During this time she produced analysis on trade, investment, global supply chains and market access barriers and contributed to the Free Trade Agreement analysis for the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), Economic Dialogues with Malaysia, the Philippines and Joint Trade Reviews with China. Matilda holds a degree in Economics and a Masters in International Development and has studied a course in Chinese Business and Economics at a University in Beijing.

    Freddie Neve
    Senior Middle East Associate

    Freddie leads the Asia House Middle East Programme, convening briefings and events with leading business and policy figures and conducting research focused on the region. He is central to Asia House’s engagement with the Middle East. Before joining Asia House, Freddie spent five years with Pall Mall Communications advising Middle Eastern clients across a range of sectors.

    Alana Li
    Middle East Research Analyst

    Alana Li is a Middle East Research Analyst at Asia House, supporting the Middle East Programme with a focus on engagement between the Middle East and Asia through conducting research, convening briefings and events with key stakeholders. Previously, she worked at a political risk consultancy firm. She holds a master’s degree from the London School of Economics in International Relations with a focus on the Middle East.

    Asia House Advisory Board

    In addition to our in-house team, Asia House is able to call upon the insights of the Asia House Advisory Board, comprised of high-level business leaders and former government decision-makers.

    View the Asia House Advisory Board members here