Shen Lei is a Senior Vice President of Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategy firm. Based in the firm’s Beijing office, Ms. Shen has extensive experience working with Chinese government agencies at the central and local levels and with companies across a wide range of industries.
With the Chairman of Albright Stonebridge China, Jin Ligang, Ms. Shen leads the firm’s on-the-ground teams in Beijing and Shanghai, develops and implements China market strategies for clients, and advises and accompanies them on their in-country visits and meetings.
Prior to joining Albright Stonebridge Group, Ms. Shen was Consultant and China Representative at U.S.-China Education Trust, where she advised the organization on its China initiatives and strategies.
She managed projects involving legislation, education and media training and led business development efforts to expand the organization’s presence and programs across the country.
Previously, Ms. Shen was Vice President of WangYou Media, a leading lifestyle Internet company based in Beijing, where she devised corporate strategy and led competitor-tracking efforts. She managed merger and acquisition initiatives and led partnership development.
She also served as the company’s investor relations and public relations officer, ensuring that investors were fully informed of corporate developments and enhancing brand exposure in the international arena.
Prior to her new media experience, Ms. Shen spent more than 10 years working with the Dow Jones & Company for its editorial and business divisions. As Chief Representative and Managing Director of the company’s Shanghai operations, she managed day-to-day operations in the region and developed the company’s government relations and business expansion strategy in China.
Previously, she was a journalist with the Wall Street Journal’s Shanghai Bureau. Ms. Shen earned her B.A. in English and American Language and Literature, and her M.A. in Linguistics, from Shanghai Normal University.
She speaks Mandarin Chinese and English fluently, and speaks basic Japanese and Russian.