Founder & CEO, SIA Energy
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, markets and players, covering the full oil and gas value chain. Yao assists SIA’s international clients on investment and growth in China, and Chinese entities looking for entry and expansion abroad. SIA also works closely with various government agencies as a key energy policy advisor. Prior to founding SIA, Yao served as Senior Director of PFC Energy’s China office for over seven years, lived and worked in the Middle East for six years. Yao holds a Master of Science degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in DC.