Head of China Economic Policy Program and Ass’t Prof of Finance – Nottingham University Business School
Head of China Program – Global Policy Institute
Adjunct Professor of Finance, New York University, Shanghai
Adjunct Professor of Finance – Zhejiang University
Michele Geraci is an Economist at the Head of China Economic Research Program at Nottingham University Business School, China; Head of China at the Global Policy Institute and Adjunct Professor of Finance at New York University, Shanghai.
He has been living in China since 2008 and his works are aimed at governments, corporations and investors, offering practical-oriented policy recommendations and investment advice. Topics of interest include monetary policy, income disparity, migration, urbanisation and European crisis, international trade, M&A.
Michele is a frequent guest speaker at conferences and forums, a frequent host of TV shows (CCTV, Rai, TGCom, BBC, Al-Jazeera), and is a regular contributor to China Daily op-ed and a columnist for Caixin Magazine and IlSole24Ore/Radiocor. Michele has been voted for three years in a row one of the top 50 Italian experts on Chinese matters by MilanoFinanza; one of the top 5 University of Nottingham world-wide experts on current affairs and has recently been awarded the title of Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy (Cavaliere dell’Ordine Della Stella D’Italia) by President of Italian Republic, Mattarella, one of Italy’s highest honours. He regularly attends conferences and teaches China’s Economy in Europe at LUISS (Rome) and Copenhagen Business School. He is the producer and host of a documentary on China’s economy and has recently launched a popular blog with the goal to enhance the knowledge of China amongst Italian policymakers, enterprises and the general public.
Prior to coming to China, Michele was a Managing Director-level investment banker based in London. Over more than a decade between London and Wall Street, Michele has worked in Europe, Latin America, Eastern Europe in the most prestigious investment banks such as Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, DLJ, Schroders as co-head of European Telecom Research and Head of Latin America Telecom Research.
Before starting his career in Finance, Michele worked as an electronic engineer in the Satellite planning manager division of British Telecom, London. He took part in the design of Eutelsat satellites that are used today to broadcast TV to Europe.
Michele holds an MBA from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management, and an M-Eng in electronic engineering from the University of Palermo, Italy. He can speak Italian, English, Chinese as well as Spanish and some French.
Michele parla 5 lingue, tra cui il Cinese Mandarino.