Laurie Underwood has lived in greater China since 1990, as a student then journalist and magazine editor covering business, politics, and social issues for organizations including AsiaWeek and ICRT radio station. In 2001, she relocated from Taipei to Shanghai, following a wave of business interest in China’s fastest developing commercial center. While studying for her MBA degree at the China Europe Business School (CEIBS) in Shanghai and working as a writer for the Economist Intelligence Unit, she collaborated with Prof. Juan Antonio Fernandez to write CHINA CEO: Voices of Experience from 20 International Business Leaders, published in 2006. After graduating from CEIBS in 2003, Ms. Underwood served as Communications Director for the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai, the largest AmCham in the world, with 4000 members. She became Director of External Communications for CEIBS in spring 2007, and now also serves as Director of Development for her alma mater. When not working, she spends her free time on distance running, language study (now learning Nepali), and Latin dance.
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