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Aily Zhang

Aily Zhang is a geopolitical strategist at Lazard, the world's largest independent investment bank, with principal executive offices in New York City, Paris, and London.


As a founding associate of Lazard's Geopolitical Advisory group, she provides C-suite executives, institutional investors, Fortune 500 corporations, and Lazard's senior bankers with strategic macro insights on U.S. foreign & domestic policy, East Asian affairs, and the geopolitics of energy and clean tech markets.


Prior to joining Lazard, Aily was an associate at Macro Advisory Partners, and has also spent many years working in the public sector--she served as a congressional aide for Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and worked abroad in Beijing as a policy analyst for the Natural Resources Defense Council, with a focus on US-China climate policy and diplomacy. Outside of her professional pursuits, Aily also volunteers for Climate Reality and Stand with Asians, and is an avid SoulCycle enthusiast.


As a third culture kid who has lived, studied, and worked in U.S., Japan, China, and France, she has also traveled extensively across Asia, and brings her global perspective to her volunteer and advocacy work.


Aily is a graduate of Yale College and has completed master's coursework at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government.

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