Andrew Williamson is currently Vice-President and Economic Advisor of the Government Affairs team at Huawei Technologies. Williamson is a key aide on global macroeconomic, political and industry trends. His research also involves the contribution ICT makes to economic growth and society.
Before joining Huawei, Williamson was Chief Economist at Dun & Bradstreet and Global Leader of its Country Risk department. His team provided their clients with timely advice and research on operational risks internationally, with a special focus on the risks faced by companies’ individual supply chains.
Andrew spent a few years furthering his interest in the theories of environmental economics, policy drafting and environmental impact assessment by undertaking a MSc in Environmental Policy and Regulation at the London School of Economics. He worked subsequently at the Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, specialising in research on the opportunities and risks posed by climate change on the financial sector.
Previous to this Andrew held a number of roles over many years at the Economist Intelligence Unit, including Global Director of Economic Research and Deputy Director of Country Forecasting. He began his career in the British Diplomatic Service.