Mr Cainey is an Associate Fellow in the Asia-Pacific Programme at Chatham House and the Co-founder of Asiability Ltd, an advisory firm that helps companies and non-profits engage with China. His research focuses on the impact of China’s Belt and Road Initiative and China’s broader engagement in international development and global governance. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (Security and Crisis Management International Centre).
Now based in London, Mr Cainey has worked mostly in Asia since 1997, living in Beijing, Shanghai, Seoul and Singapore. He was previously the partner-in-charge of former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair’s government advisory activities in Asia and the managing partner of Booz Allen’s Greater China consulting business.
Mr Cainey was a Kennedy Scholar at the Harvard Business School, has a First Class MA (Hons) in Economics from the University of Cambridge and speaks Chinese.