Lu (Lesley) Li

International Business Liaison

Lesley’s role is International Business Liaison within IfM Education and Consultancy Services (IfM ECS). She is growing our business activities in China and is working with both industry and government clients.



Lesley holds two Master degrees from the University of Cambridge that provide her with a well-rounded understanding of strategic planning, management as well as the manufacturing industry: She completed the Master in Industrial Systems, Manufacture and Management (ISMM) at the IfM in 2007, during which she focussed her work on the application of roadmapping for establishing and managing technology strategy in large industrial organisations. In 2012 she completed a Master of Finance at the Judge Business School.

Following her master degree at University of Cambridge in 2007, most of Lesley’s career was spent in the Finance sector, where she has worked for some of the leading investment banks, such as JP Morgan Chase, Barclays and Mizuho International – covering roles across a range of functions, from Credit Trading to Chief Investment Office. Most recently, she was Vice President for Regulatory Strategy Advisory at Mizuho, working with stakeholders and regulators on devising implementation strategies for new regulations.


Lesley is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Contact Details

T: +44(0)1223 766141
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