Gu Chun, based in Beijing, is a Senior Associate with ASG, where she provides research and advisory services to clients in the China market. Prior to joining ASG, she served as a political affairs consultant at the United Nations in the Disarmament and Peace Affairs Branch, Department of General Assembly and Conference Management, helping to coordinate meetings and conducting research on international security issues.
Previously, Ms. Gu consulted for the World Bank on urban planning and Shanghai’s economic growth. Earlier in her career, she served as a consultant with the China Development Bank where she worked on loan lending projects in the Zhoushan Archipelago District. In this role, she co-drafted a credit analysis of the “Governance of Five Types of Water” report – a project led by the Zhejiang Provincial Government.
In 2013, Ms. Gu worked as an Associate to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, where she analyzed trade regulations and protectionist policies in the EU and North America. Additionally, Ms. Gu was a participant in the Young Professional Consultancy Project, hosted by the World Economic Forum (WEF), in which she led a team of eight members in the production of an internal reform report.
She holds an M.P.P. from the University of Oxford, an M.A. in International Economics from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and a B.A. from Nanjing University, China. She is fluent in both Mandarin Chinese and English and also speaks conversational Cantonese and French.