Christopher Devonshire-Ellis: Understanding the opportunities in Belt and Road infrastructure

Christopher Devonshire-Ellis is the Chairman and Founding Partner of Dezan Shira & Associates, a foreign investment focused professional services firm he established 26 years ago. The practice now has 28 offices across ten countries throughout Asia, and was one of the first firms to research and offer services across China's Belt & Road reach. Chris speaks fluent Mandarin and Russian and is also a Professor of Practice at the Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg.

He divides his time between homes in Asia, Europe and Russia. 

To learn more about Dezan Shira & Associates and their work on the Belt and Road please contact:, visit the Silk Road Briefing website at or Dezan Shira & Associates main website at 

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