Curriculum vitae

Dr Kai L. Chan (L)Economist with experience in consulting, finance, policy, competitiveness and technology. Unique combination of creativity, intuition and rigour to generate fresh insights into complex problems.


Home town: Toronto, Canada

Country of citizenship: Canada

Current residence: Abu Dhabi, UAE

Current industry / profession: Policy advisory (government)

Other professional activities:  

Past employment:

  • Consulting – public policy (Dubai)
  • Technology (Montreal)
  • Government & public policy (Dubai)
  • Finance (New York)
  • Consulting – financial services (Singapore)
  • Academia (Princeton University, University of Toronto, Concordia University (Montréal))


  • PhD, MA (economics): Princeton University
  • BSc (economics & mathematics): University of Toronto (Trinity)

Research & publications:


  • English (native)
  • Cantonese (native)
  • French (B2)
  • Mandarin Chinese (L4)
  • German (B1)
  • Russian (A1)

CEFR language proficiency level for European languages; HSK language proficiency level for Chinese; Conversational in all, except Russian


Canada-Meets-Germany (CMG) / German Canadian Concourse (GCC)
University of Toronto Alumni Association (UTAA)
Princeton Association of NYC (PANYC)

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Updated: Sep 2022