Athena YU is Chief Operation Officer and Co-Founder of the Made in Africa Initiative which is a professional NGO advises African government for industrialization and investment promotion.Now she leads MIAI’s global strategy and investment promotion.
She has deep expertise in international development strategy, public and private investment strategy in emerging markets, and Industrial Zone development strategy with operational experience in eight Sub- Saharan Africa countries.
Athena has accumulated abundant experiences in bridging investment from China and other markets to Africa with various financing vehicles. Over the past years, she has successfully facilitated several infrastructure and industrial zone investment projects in Africa with multi billion USD.
Prior to joining MIAI, Athena has worked in a global leading consulting firm and has been in charge of Marketing and overseas investment in a Chinese leading state-owned infrastructure corporation. She holds MSc from London School of Economics and Political Science and a candidate for CFA.