Hannah Ryder


Hannah is the CEO of the first African Wholly Foreign Owned International Development Consultancy in China – Development Reimagined (DR). DR provides strategic advice and practical support to African, Chinese and international stakeholders on issues from the Belt and Road Initiative, to Africa’s growth markets, green growth and China’s foreign aid. A former diplomat and economist, with close to 20 years of experience, she is also Senior Associate for the Africa Program of the Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS), sits on the Executive Board of the British Chamber of Commerce in China and has played various advisory roles for the UN and OECD and co-authored the seminal Stern Review of the Economics of Climate Change in 2006. A strong and persuasive speaker and writer, she is the recipient of numerous awards and is regularly invited to share her insights on Africa-China relations, development and sustainability on global media outlets such as Bloomberg, Project Syndicate, FT, CGTN, Quartz and the Diplomat. She is fluent in English, and also speaks Chinese, French and Kiswahili.