Chi-Jia is responsible for managing, maintaining and expanding regional client relationships as well as serving as BGA’s Hong Kong market lead and permanent presence.
Chi-Jia has over a decade of experience in international affairs and crisis management. Prior to joining BGA, Chi-Jia worked at Goldman Sachs for nearly 10 years, where she oversaw the company’s Asia-Pacific internal crisis management and geopolitical risk programs. In addition to responding to developments, she worked with a team to monitor, investigate and report on risk issues across the region while developing relationships with experts on regional issues.
Before moving to Hong Kong, Chi-Jia worked in the Beijing office of International Crisis Group (ICG), an independent, non-profit research organization committed to providing independent analysis and advice on how to prevent, resolve or better manage deadly conflict. Her research focused on Chinese foreign affairs and its regional relationships and she interacted with government officials and academics on these issues to understand China’s perspectives and bring them to a wider audience through the ICG reports. Chi-Jia founded the Hong Kong chapter of Young China Watchers in 2012, and remains involved in the chapter’s activities.
Chi-Jia earned a bachelor’s degree in government from Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, and a master’s degree in international relations from Peking University in Beijing. She reads and speaks Mandarin Chinese.