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Lidan joined CRU Consulting October 2017. She is a consultant based in Shanghai.

Lidan has conducted intensive research on global graphite electrode, high purity alumina market and has experiences in cost and demand modelling. She also engaged in multiple strategy analysis projects regarding to battery metals (nickel, cobalt and lithium) market for clients.

Prior to her career at CRU, Lidan completed MSc in Economy and Management in London School of Economics. She also holds BSc in Money, Banking and Finance from University of Birmingham.

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A comprehensive overview of battery metals markets and procurement strategies

Our client, a leading cathode active material (CAM) producer, is evaluating its raw material purchasing strategies against the value chain integration approaches of peer...

04 November 2020   
Topics: Nickel, Technology Metals

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CRU successfully assisted Ganfeng with HK$3.3 billion IPO listing

Topics: Noble Alloys and Minor Metals, Technology Metals


Graphite electrodes: Panic over? Or worse to come?

Topics: Steel, Steelmaking Raw Materials