Liyuan Zhao has strong qualitative and quantitative analytical skills. She has been involved in energy policy analysis, with a focus on China's power sector reform and the development of renewables; forecasting power market fundamentals; and modelling energy project profitability. Prior to joining TLG, Liyuan gained international experience in both China and Saudi Arabia, working for a global consulting firm, a diplomatic mission and an energy think tank. Liyuan holds a Master’s in International Relations from Jinan University and a Graduate Certificate focusing on Energy, Resources and Environment from the Johns Hopkins-Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies. She is fluent in Mandarin and English.