Heini Shi

Heini Shi
Professor of Practice in Management
Office Phone
+86 (21) 2059 5245

Heini Shi is a Professor of Practice in Management at NYU Shanghai. Dr. Shi has global policy and business experience in over 40 countries where she directed complex project implementation, created public-private partnerships, and advised market expansion strategies. Shi has developed leadership programs and taught at leading business schools in Europe, China, and the United States.  

Prior to her employment in China, Shi worked in Europe and the United States as Program Manager at the World Bank, United Nations Conference of Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), where she designed and managed economic policy and social development projects. She was also a legal advisor to the multinational law firm Allen & Overy, consulting with European firms on their Chinese investments. In addition, Dr. Shi was a visiting professor at IESE Business School (Spain) and SDA Bocconi School of Management (Italy).

Shi's research and publications focus on entrepreneurship, strategy, and global leadership, for which she was awarded the Outstanding Author Contribution Award by Emerald Publishing in 2020.


  • PhD, International Economic Law
    Bocconi University, Italy
  • Laurea (MA+BA), Political Science and Economics
    University of Turin, Italy

Courses Taught

  • Doing Business with China
  • International Trade and Business
  • Organizational Communication and its Social Context
  • The China Business Experience
  • The Globalization of Business Enterprise