Yao Li. Yao is the founder and CEO of SIA Energy with 20 years of energy industry experience. SIA Energy is a China-focused energy consulting firm offering insight and data on Chinese energy policy, politics, players and markets, covering the full oil, gas and power value chain. Yao assists SIA’s international clients on investment and growth in China, and Chinese entities looking for entry and expansion abroad. SIA Energy also works closely with various government agencies as a key energy advisory to the National Energy Administration, National Development and Reform Commission, Ministry of Land and Resources, State Council Research Center, etc.
Prior to founding SIA, Yao served as Senior Director and Head of PFC Energy’s China office for over seven years, lived and worked in the Middle East for six years, and served Chinese central government for two years.
Yao holds a Master of Science degree from the Edmond A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington DC, and a Bachelor of Laws degree in International Politics from Renmin University of China.