Trang T Chu

“I enjoy working with professionals and public leaders, helping them acquire greater emotional awareness and develop the right psychology and behavioural capabilities for enhanced performance.”

Academic Experience

Trang Chu is an Associate Fellow at the Saïd Business School (SBS), University of Oxford and Associate Professor at Warwick Business School (WBS).

Trang lectures on leadership agility, emotions, heuristics, and decision-making. She is the course creator and programme director for The Affective Leadership and the ESG Sustainability programmes for SBS and Nudging Companies Toward Sustainability for WBS.

She is a contributing lecturer to the Oxford Executive Leadership Programme and Oxford Strategic Leadership Programme. She has coached leaders on the Executive Public Leaders, Blavatnik School of Government and Oxford Fintech Programme.

She has provided thought leadership in major publications such as Oxford Answers, The Guardian, Business Spotlight, World News, The Journal for International Sales, and Eye for Pharma.

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Corporate Experience

Trang has over 20+ years of experience in investment banking. She was Managing Director and Head of Global Capital Markets at Deutsche Bank, leading global cross-functional trading, originating and structuring team. She previously held positions in OTC equity derivatives at Merrill Lynch and Salomon Smith Barney and project finance at Lehman Brothers.


Trang holds an MSc in Cognitive and Decision Science & Neuroscience from the University College London Faculty of Brain Sciences. Her research focused on the utility of emotions and their impact on cognitive and language processes, underlying thought, and decision-making. She has undertaken experimental design studies in cognitive neuroscience at the Max Planck Institute for Human and Cognitive Brain Sciences.

Her other degrees include an MBA in Finance and Economics from the University of Chicago and a BSc in Economics from New York University Stern School of Business.

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