Consultant and Author;
specialising in matters relating to trade with China
Mrs Ming Li Holkham
(also known as Li Ming) holds a Bachelor degree (BA)
in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (English)
Studies University and
a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Central
England (UCE) in Birmingham, Business
University, London, Ming successfully passed the MPhil/PhD
transfer panel, thereby obtaining approval to undertake a PhD.
also holds an MA Certificate in Postgraduate studies Academic
Practice: Higher Education Teaching Learning and Assessment
training, awarded by CASS
time at UCE included responsibility for teaching, tutorial and
assessment in relation to the MBA Entrepreneurship Pathway and MSc
Entrepreneurship courses, as a Faculty Team member.
This experience equipped her with the knowledge and skills to
oversee an academic programme and its delivery in the United Kingdom. In 2002 and 2003, Ming
gave a paper at the Entrepreneurship in Europe Conference at the University
in Paris, entitled: "British Universities’ role in promoting Entrepreneurship
West Midlands". She also presented a paper in English at the conference of the International
Entrepreneurship Forum in Beijing (2002).
Ming Li is a
native-speaker of Mandarin Chinese (Putonghua - the common
dialect) and fluent in English; with excellent intercultural knowledge,
covering contemporary language, history, business practices, politics,
geography, philosophy, and aesthetics.
Ming also has a basic
knowledge of Japanese.
co-authored the Simplified Chinese Language version of Global
Credit Management - an Executive Summary, which involved translating
the original work and adapting it to ensure that the resulting
publication would be understandable in the context of the People's
Republic of China.
name of the Chinese version of Global Credit Management - an Executive
Summary in pinyin is:
Huan Xin Ping Heng Biao Shang De
- Guo Ji Xin Yong Guan Li Shi Yong Zhi Nan
Awaken the Sleeping Lion on the Balance Sheet
- an executive summary for international credit management
Details of this book can be found on eStore
BWB (in English).
then commissioned to design the content for the Chinese Studies Half
Award Programme and its individual modules for the University
of West England (UWE) Faculty of Humanities, Languages and Social
Science, in Bristol.
contributed to the preparation of the documents required for the
validation of the University’s awards. Advised the planning team on
the coherence, relevance and proposed learning outcomes of the programme
as a whole; on the appropriateness of individual modules; and on reading materials and other learning materials
for the programme.
The Chinese Studies Half Award Programme was successfully validated in
the Summer of 2007.
Ming has worked in various commercial undertakings
in both the People's Republic and in the United Kingdom. Additionally she has conducted cultural sensitivity training
business executives working with and/or travelling to China.
2008 Ming worked as a Credit Risk Analyst with a global
commodity trading firm, based in London. In 2009 she was promoted
to work as a Business Origination Executive in the Emissions
Trading Team of that firm. Ming became a key member of the Emissions Trading Team, having gained superior
expertise and contacts in this field, and having secured several
important contracts. After Emissions Trading volumes significantly
declined Ming returned to the Credit Risk Management
profession, in London, taking up a vital role supporting the Europe,
Middle East and West African crude oil and refined products trading
activities of a major Chinese integrated oil company. That company
has since promoted Ming assigning her the key role of Corporate
Risk Manager overseeing both Market and Credit Risk.
Ming can be contacted at