Heini Shi

Professor of Practice in Management

Email: heini.shi@nyu.edu


Heini Shi is a Professor of Practice in Management at NYU Shanghai, with expertise in leadership and China business. 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 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.

Shi is working on two publications for Palgrave Macmillan: co-authoring a volume entitled Studying Business and Management: An Essential Guide for Chinese Students, and contributing to the updated edition of their bestselling textbook Introduction to Work and Organizational Behavior.


Courses Taught

  • Organizational Communication
  • Doing Business in China
  • Topics in Business: The Globalization of Business Enterprise



Laurea (equivalent of BA and MA), Political Science, University of Turin, Italy

Ph.D., International Economic Law, Bocconi University, Italy


Languages: English, Chinese, Italian, French