Samah El-Shahat

Vice-President, China-i Ltd

Dr Samah El-Shahat, is Vice President of China-i Ltd ( www.china-i.org ), a risk management advisory firm specialising in transactional, environmental, social and governance (ESG), reputational and integration risk facing Chinese companies in their overseas investment, with special emphasis on the State-Owned Sector. Since its foundation in 2008, China-i has become the global leader of its field, working closely with China’s Fortune 500, as well as with Chinese government development and financial bodies. China-i has offices in China, Asia, Europe, Africa and Asia. 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. This work has allowed Samah to work across most of Asia, Europe and Africa.