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Alice joined CRU Consulting’s London office in June 2013, and relocated to CRU’s Hong Kong office in 2016. Alice is a commodities consultant with cross-commodity knowledge. She has advised many customers on investment strategy and corporate planning, as well as supporting internal analysis.

Alice has worked across commodities, her more recent focus being on battery metals in particular, lithium and cobalt. She also has in-depth experience across the entire steel value chain, from iron ore to downstream steel products. Alice has the understanding of and knows how to access the commodities market in China.

Prior to CRU, Alice was a consultant specialising in financial services, where she engaged in projects on risk, strategy support and operations. Alice also interned at HM Treasury and Deutsche Bank.

She holds an MSc in Economic History from the London School of Economics, where she also received her BSc in Economics. Alice is bilingual in English and Mandarin.

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CORFO and SQM settlement sees increased supply of Chilean lithium

The Chilean lithium industry has suffered from comparatively restrained growth predictions, with many suggesting the once largest producer could lag behind its global...

By Alice Yu, Alex Laugharne & Rebecca Gordon 19 January 2018