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Andrew is an independent and international China specialist.
Andrew chairs the China Interest Group of the UK's Institute of Directors City Branch. He has been elected to the Executive Committee of the Royal Society of Arts, London Region, of which he chairs the China Group.
He is a Senior Consultant with MEC International with special interest in energy businesses involving China. He is on the Executive Committee of the 48 Group Club with historical and working links with the Chinese leadership. He is an appointed Global Business Agent for China's Changsha City. He is an invited Member of an elite global think-tank Asymmetric Threats Contingency Alliance (ATCA).
He is on the Governing Council of King's College London and the Advisory Board of Nottingham University's China Policy Institute. He is a Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Management, NIMBAS University, Utrecht, Holland and a Visiting Professor of the International MBA Programmes of China's Sun Yat-sen University and Lingnan University.
Andrew has amassed over 40 years practical experience in a variety of senior positions interfacing with Mainland China, including Hong Kong. His last was Hong Kong’s chief representative for the United Kingdom as well as all the new EU Member States, Russia, Switzerland and Norway.
During a mid-career sabbatical, Andrew helped set up Standard Chartered Asia Ltd, a merchant banking subsidiary in Hong Kong. He was twice sponsored by the U.S. Government for month-long visits to the US, including a visit to brief multi-national Chairmen and CEOs on China post-Tiananmen Square. He was invited to brief the Duke of York and the Lord Mayor prior to their respective China visits. He was sponsored by the Economist as a speaker at a China conference in Berlin with the German Foreign Affairs Institute.
Andrew has addressed numerous local and international business and strategic forums, groups and organisations on China, including live TV appearances. He has written extensive commentaries on China.
Andrew is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). He is included in the Who's Who in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and India. He was awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS) in the 2005 Hong Kong Honours List.
Andrew has graduate qualifications from the University of London, postgraduate qualifications from Cambridge University and the Harvard Business School, and Solicitors’ qualifying examination certificates from the Law Society, London. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese and Mandarin, writes Chinese calligraphy, and paints classical Chinese paintings.
Areas of Expertise
Andrew’s professional positions include;
Independent China Specialist
Founder and Chairman, Andrew Leung International Consultants Limited, London
Chairman, China Group, Institute of Directors City Branch, London, United Kingdom
Chairman, China Group, Royal Society of Arts, London Region, United Kingdom
Senior Consultant, MEC International
Member, Executive Committee, 48 Group Club, United Kingdom
Member, Governing Council, King’s College London, United Kingdom
Member, Advisory Board, China Policy Institute, Nottingham University,United Kingdom
Invited Member, ATCA (Asymmetric Threats Contingency Alliance) - elite global think-tank
Visiting Professor, TiasNIMBAS Graduate School of Management, Utrecht ,Holland
Visiting Professor, Business School, Sun Yat-sen University, China
Visiting Professor, Business School, Lingnan University, China
Global Business Agent, Changsha City, China
• Energy Security – The China Factor
• China’s Green Revolution
• Climate Change and Climate Security
• China’s Soft Power
• China’s Consumer Market
• China’s Long March for Brands
• China’s car industry
• China’s stock market bubble
• China’s unbalanced economy and its global implications
• The Global China Impact
• China’s pursuit of Harmony
• China and the Middle East
• China and Japan
• Mainland China and Taiwan
• China and North Korea
• China and India
• China and the United States
• China in Africa
• China in Central Asia – Shanghai Cooperation Organisation
• China and Australia
• China’s Military Expenditure
• Is China a Threat or an Opportunity?
• China’s Space Program
• China’s Foreign Currency Reserve
• China’s Technology and Globalisation
• China’s development model compared with Africa
• Democracy with Chinese Characteristics?
• China’s Civil Society and Christianity
• China’s Freedom of Expression
• Mainland China and Hong Kong
• China and a New Global Order?
• China’s Main Challenges
• The Watershed of China’s 11th Five Year Plan
• China’s transition to What?
• Understanding how to do business in China
• Cross-cultural Management