Irene Yuan Sun

Irene Yuan Sun is focused on deeply understanding developing countries’ own experiences in order to remake global development.

Born in China, raised in the US, and working in Africa, Sun brings a truly global perspective that crosses boundaries between East and West, developing and developed countries. She is the author of The Next Factory of the World: How Chinese Investment is Reshaping Africa, (Harvard Business Review Press, 2017), which was shortlisted for the Bracken Bower Prize for the best business book proposal.

Irene is currently a Fellow with the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative and a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Global Development. Her work has been published by the Harvard Business Review and many more.

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