Shehzad H. Qazi is the Managing Director of China Beige Book International and the firm-wide operations lead.  He is responsible for key elements of the firm’s management, especially related to developing innovative services and approaches to help corporate clients manage their strategic and operational challenges in China.  Mr. Qazi has been involved with the firm since 2012, first managing the production of the quarterly China Beige Book™ report and subsequently also serving as a senior analyst. 

In these roles he spearheaded the expansion of the research division, was instrumental in the 2015 re-design of the quarterly report, and helped develop an expanded suite of products for the firm’s Financial Advisory practice.

Prior to joining CBB International Mr. Qazi worked at a New York-based strategic public opinion research firm, where he conducted business performance, market intelligence, strategic communications, and B2B marketing studies in the United States and emerging markets.

Mr. Qazi holds an M.A. in International Relations from New York University and a B.A. in International Studies from Indiana University, where his coursework focused on China’s economy, politics and culture.  In 2010, Mr. Qazi was awarded the IU School of Liberal Arts Faculty Medal of Academic Distinction.  His op-eds and essays are regularly featured in Foreign Policy, Huffington Post, World Politics Review, and World Affairs magazine, among others, and he has also published several policy and peer-reviewed academic papers.