China Director

Job Locations China-Shanghai


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Part of Economist Intelligence, the B2B research and analysis division of The Economist Group, the EICN is the C-suite executive briefing and networking service of Economist Intelligence.

The China Director of the Economist Intelligence Corporate Network (EICN) will be responsible for leading the networks in Shanghai, Beijing, and Hong Kong. This includes managing the Directors in each city, setting strategy for EICN Greater China networks, and participating in the delivery of a full suite of editorial services to members including advisory  briefings, webinars, meetings, analysis and data.

Individual executives join the network in order to understand the political, economic and business environments of the markets where they operate, and to engage in discussions with the EIU and fellow members. 

The EICN service primarily consists of

  • a programme of meetings that create the opportunity to hear from and engage with outside experts and peers 
  • private briefings (presentations) delivered to clients at their management and strategy meetings 
  • curated interactions with EICN and EIU staff and fellow members
  • summary reports and data (covering key economies and business issues) 

The ideal candidate will possess the confidence and capability to engage senior executives; possess excellent analytical capabilities and the ability to convey compelling analysis persuasively; and the skills to help organise and moderate highly interactive discussions and meetings.


How you will contribute

  • Contribute towards the editorial and analytical service of EICN in China, sustain and develop strong client relationships
  • Deliver services that meet the editorial standards of The Economist brand 
  • Assist in the creation and delivery of the EICN programme and services primarily in Shanghai but also in Beijing and Hong Kong to a high quality, working closely with peers and colleagues
  • Deliver to members insightful regular briefings which help them make better decisions for their businesses
  • Engage members when needs arise, including the preparation of research and other presentation materials at EICN meetings
  • Source outstanding speakers, facilitate discussions that are highly stimulating, challenging and participative
  • Work closely with the business development team to retain existing members and attract new members, and develop value-added customised services for members 

Experience, skills and professional attributes

The ideal skills for this role are

  • Experience engaging with senior executives
  • Thorough and wide-ranging knowledge of Chinese business, politics and economics 
  • An ability to connect economic, business and political trends to the day-to-day decisions and needs of executives
  • Can understand and uphold the values of The Economist Group
  • A keen grasp of commercial perspectives and outstanding editorial  and analytical judgment 
  • Fluent writing, presentation, and moderation skills in English and, ideally, Chinese
  • Enjoys and is effective at networking with very senior executives


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