Oliver Gottfried is a Visiting Scholar with the Precourt Institute for Energy’s Sustainable Finance Initiative (SFI) at Stanford University. He is an expert on China-EU relations, with a deep understanding of Chinese politics and Chinese capital markets. His current research is centered on China’s energy sector policy with a specific focus on Green Finance and its implications for future US-China-EU relations.

He holds a Ph.D. from Tsinghua University on EU-China economic and energy policy with an emphasis on impact investing in China. He also received a Master’s in international relations from Tsinghua University. He has worked in a variety of senior positions in governmental affairs and business development for Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds in China focusing on EU-China affairs, which included analyzing policy developments in China’s Green Finance sector.

As a result of his work with SFI, he will publish a paper on China’s energy policies, emphasizing impact investing as a future investment tool for sustainable development in the People’s Republic of China.