Sanne van der Lugt

BIGSSS Ph.D. Fellow at Jacobs University, Germany. Her research interests are the political economy of China-Africa relations, Chinese outward FDI and Chinese business culture, with a current focus on Chinese investments in the telecom sector in Africa. She has worked as a research analyst at the Centre for Chinese Studies at Stellenbosch University in South Africa and led and conducted fieldwork in South Africa, Lesotho, the DRC, Zambia, Senegal and Algeria. She has experience with running a business in China, and provides training for European, Chinese and African companies and government organizations in dealing with respectively African, European and Chinese business cultures. Improving relations by increasing understanding is her motto and strength.