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Dr. Gerard LyonsBoard Member (UK), Bank of China

Gerard Lyons is a British economist and writer. He is an expert on the world economy, global financial markets and on economic and regulatory policy, focusing on international banking. Lyons was the co- founder of 'Economists for Brexit' and played a leading role in the UK European Union Referendum. From January 2013 to May 2016 he was Chief Economic Advisor to the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson. Prior to that, Lyons spent 25 years in the City, most recently as Chief Economist and Head of Global Research at Standard Chartered Bank. He is an author and public speaker, as well being a regular commentator for the press and television. Currently, Lyons is Chief Economic Strategist at Netwealth Investments. Additionally, he is a Senior Economic Advisor to Parker Fitzgerald and a Senior Advisor to DealGlobe. He is involved with organisations promoting UK education, UK trade and the City of London: Advisory Board of Warwick University Business School; Advisory Board of the Grantham Institute at the London School of Economics and Imperial College, University of London; Vice-Chairman of the 48 Group, boosting UK–China ties, Committee Member of the Royal Society of Asian Affairs; Committee Member of the Hong Kong Association; Council Member of Open Europe and Commissioner on the London Stansted Growth Commission.