Michele Geraci, Economist, is the Head of China Economic Research Program at Nottingham University Business School, China; Head of China at the Global Policy Institute, as well as Senior Research Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Finance at Zhejiang University. He has been living in China since 2008 and works as advisor to governments, corporations and investors, offering practical-oriented policy recommendations and investment advice. Topics of interest include monetary policy, income disparity, migration, urbanisation and European crisis. Michele is a frequent guest speaker at conferences and forums, a frequent host of TV shows (CCTV, Rai, BBC, Al-Jazeera), and is a regular contributor to China Daily op-ed and a columnist for Caixin Magazine and IlSole24Ore/Radiocor. Michele has been voted for three years in a row one of the top 50 Italian experts on Chinese matters, one of the top 5 University of Nottingham world-wide experts on current affairs and has recently been awarded the title of Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy ( Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella D’Italia) by President of Italian Republic, Mattarella, one of Italy’s highest honours. Prior to coming to China, Michele was a Managing Director-level investment banker based in London, with vast international experience having worked over the last 20 years in Fund Management, Equity Research, Corporate Finance, Management Consultancy, and as a Telecom Engineer across Europe, Latin America and Asia. Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, DLJ, Schroders Investment Management are some of the institutions he has worked for. Michele holds an MBA from the M.I.T. Sloan School of Management, and an M-Eng in electronic engineering from the University of Palermo, Italy. He can speak Italian, English, Chinese as well as Spanish and some French.