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David Li
Principal Asia Analyst, S&P Global Market Intelligence
David Li is a Principal Asia Analyst at S&P Global Market Intelligence covering China, Thailand and Mongolia.

David advises clients regularly on political, economic, and regulatory environments in Greater China. Prior to IHS Markit, he worked as an economist at Deloitte LLP and economic affairs consultant at the United Nations. He holds a MSc Economics degree from the London School of Economics and speak Mandarin and Cantonese fluently.

Recent projects include:

  • Market entry research: helped multinational clients identify operational risks for their entry strategy into the Chinese market, this includes a full due diligence on relevant target companies, stakeholder mapping relevent entities, and advised on strategies to help the clients align with government policy priorities.
  • Market entry strategy formulation: built a 'Entry-point selection model' for a multinational client to identify the best city-level market entry pilot from a selection of 600 major cities in Asia. The model takes into account both more than 50 quantitative indicators and around 10 qualitative local-level policy assessments to identify best localities for expansion and growth.
Industry expertise
Country / Territory Risk
Sourcing and Supply Chain
Areas of interest
Energy Geopolitics
Operational Risk
Political Risk
Security Risk
Regional focus
Asia Pacific
English, Chinese
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