Samah El-Shahat

Vice President, China-i Ltd

Samah El-Shahat, is Vice President of China-i Ltd, a risk management advisory firm specialising in transactional, environmental, social and governance (ESG), reputational and integration risk facing Chinese companies in their overseas investment. China-i has offices in China, Europe, Africa and Myanmar. Samah has been working closely with clients across a number of industries on how to align their business practices with the Sustainable Development Goals. She specialises in how companies can maximise their social returns on investment by creating sustainable opportunities for their host communities particularly through their supply chains. Samah has written numerous articles and presented a number of documentaries and films on economic theory, policy and development whilst working as anchor and economic analyst for the Al Jazeera English channel. Samah holds a PhD in economics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.